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Caring Circle a Great Resource

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Published: June 20, 2013 2:00 PM

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Dear Editor,
On Saturday, I visited the Caring Circle’s open house. What a wonderful group of thoughtful individuals they are to have created a much needed and necessary resource on Bowen Island. I personally think that it is one of the best things to have happened on Bowen in the seven years that John and I have had the privilege to call Bowen Island our home.
Thank you all, dear Caring Circle volunteers, so very much for being so very great.

Jeanie Seward-Magee

“It is one of the best things that has happened on Bowen Island in the past seven years!”

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Left to right: Elizabeth Storrey, Bud Massender, Diane Marshall, Jack Adelaar, Marion Adelaar, Colleen O’Neil and Sally Molina

“It is one of the best things that has happened on Bowen Island in the past seven years,” was just one of the many positive comments made at the Caring Circle Resource Centre Open House on June 15, 2013.
More than thirty people joined in the celebration. Many provided support for our current initiatives and brought forth additional insights such as the following:

a) addressing accessibility issues on/off the ferry- providing a wheelchair on the car deck to allow transport to the lounge by elevator

b) becoming more familiar with how the ambulance and fire services operate; what they provide and how the dispatch system works
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Open House – this Saturday, June 15 10am – 2pm at the Resource Centre

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Come and meet our team and find out what we’re doing!

Please drop in to the Caring Circle Health Resource Centre this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our first Open House. Meet some of the volunteers who have been working to improve health care on Bowen Island and hear about some of our plans as we move on down this road. We’ll have some snacks and give you a tour of the space and you can check out some of our resources.

We’re at #203 / 992 Dorman Road (between the video store and the Village Baker).

Record Your Health Choices

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My Voice

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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