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End of Life Matters: A Caring Circle Symposium

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December 3 – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Bowen Island Lodge Seaside Retreat

Conversations and Questions about Death and Dying on Bowen

This one day symposium is not just for elders who are looking at issues around death and dying…this is for anyone who is interested in advance care planning, palliative care, dying on Bowen, or is looking after someone or might be looking after someone down the road, who would like to spend their last months and days in their own home on Bowen. Please come to find out more about these concerns and bring a friend. We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word on Island with anyone in your circle of email friends. We’ve booked Bowen Lodge as we’re hoping to attract lots of people as this has been a familiar topic at Caring Circle for people dropping in for support.

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Come at visit our table at the “First Annual Family Day at Village Square”

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LogoAs part of the Steamship Days Celebrations Caring Circle will have a table in front of the video store in the square and we’ll be selling the “My Voice – Advance Care Planning Guide” as well as our fridge magnets with contact information. Come and have a chat and we’ll tell you about our exciting plans for health care on Bowen!

My Voice – Talk/workshop this Friday June 14th from 11 – 1 p.m. at Bowen Court

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My Voice Workshop Friday June 14

Caring Circle is hosting a talk/workshop this Friday June 14th from 11 – 1 p.m. at Bowen Court. We are delighted to have a representative come to Bowen, who has been educating residents on the North Shore about the Ministry of Health’s “My Voice – Expressing my Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment” workbook, which is a new provincial guide for advance care planning. This is a tool for any age that can be used to capture your thoughts and intentions for your health if you were “incapable of expressing your treatment wishes to health care providers”. The guide/workbook will be available at the workshop for $5 or by donation to Caring Circle. We look forward to seeing you there.

Record Your Health Choices

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Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment
Advance Care Planning Guide

Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: June 07, 2013 1:00 PM

Navigating the healthcare system can often be a confusing, daunting task. Knowledge and support are critical to deciding best-care options when we or our loved ones become vulnerable. The Caring Circle Resource Centre is a grass-roots organization aimed at providing education, resources and support, helping people to bridge the gap between illness and health and remain vital, active members of our community.

Two upcoming events will highlight the work of the organization. On June 14, a My Voice session is designed to help participants to determine and record their personal wishes concerning health care decisions. And an open house is planned for June 15.

“With the support of a generous donation from Dee Elliott, the Caring Circle has purchased 100 copies of the Ministry of Health’s My Voice – An Advance Care Planning Guide, which is a legal document that will assist people, if incapacitated, to express their wishes for future health care treatment,” said Caring Circle coordinator Colleen O’Neil. “Because the document is somewhat complicated, an educator from the North Shore who has been working with this document and community members for quite a while, will be available to explain the jargon and legal terms. This is a tremendous resource for community members who want to ensure that if they are unable to express their treatment wishes to health care providers, they can refer to My Voice documents that have been recorded in advance.”

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