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NextGen Hearing – Collins Hall this Wed. Aug. 31

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Free Hearing Screening Test or a free clean and check of your hearing aids.

NextGen Hearing will hold a clinic at Collins Hall this Wednesday August, 31 from 10:45 to 3:30. They will once again be offering free Hearing Tests and introducing a free Hearing Aid Clean and Check Clinic.

Hearing aids should be checked at least four times a year, to help prolong the life of the hearing aids, and to ensure that they are working optimally.

To make an appointment for either a Hearing Screening Test, or for the Clean and Check Clinic, please call Lori or Vivien at NextGen Hearing, West Vancouver, 604-281-3691

Legion Lunch this Tuesday August 23 – Collins Hall

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African peanut chicken and Summer vegetable and barley are on the menu!

They will be served at Collins Hall for the month of August. Just drop in on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. $5.00 for gourmet soup, artisan breads, dessert, tea & coffee and the company of friends! Transportation is available just call Caring Circle at 9100. The Community Lunch program is a partnership between SKY, Caring Circle Health Resource Centre, The Little Red Church on Bowen Island, Bowen Island Legion, Snug Cove House Bowen and Bowen Island Community Recreation (BICR) – see you there!

Public Health Nurse tomorrow at Caring Circle

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Andrea Firth, VCH Public Health Nurse for 0-5 year olds will be available at Caring Circle – see poster here for more details Read more →

Mountain Trike Available for Check Out at Bowen Library

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Sally Fitz-Gibbon’s dream for Islanders with disabilities to be able to enjoy Bowen’s trails has come to fruition.

An all-terrain Mountain Trike, designed for people with mobility issues, rolled into the Bowen Island library last month. It was around this time last year, while Fitz-Gibbon was volunteering at the library, that she met a couple that wanted to enjoy a summer stroll in the local trails.

Fitz-Gibbon took one look at the man’s “flimsy” wheelchair and her heart sank. She just knew the couple wouldn’t be able to explore very far. “They wanted to go up Dorman Point and I talked them out of it because it was not accessible at all for them,” said Fitz-Gibbon.

She then tried to figure somewhere else scenic on Bowen for the couple to go, a path the wheelchair could handle, but she came up short. The couple left the library feeling dejected.

“And I think they were crying. I was almost crying. I was so upset about this couple that couldn’t really do anything on Bowen,” said Fitz-Gibbon.
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