Recovery Groups on Bowen
Monday – AA meeting, women only – 9:15 a.m. Collins Hall, 1120 Miller Road
Tuesday – AA meeting, all welcome – 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall
Wednesday – Narcotics Anonymous – 7:00 p.m. open meeting
Friday – AA meeting, 7:15 p.m. “Candies and Candlelight”, all welcome, Snug Cafe, 445 Bowen Island Trunk
Saturday – AA meeting, all welcome – 9 a.m. Collins Hall
Orchard Recovery Centre
On Bowen Island, BC
Offers addiction themed programming with a foundation in the 12 step philosophy, relapse prevention and family programming.
B.C. Seniors’ Guide
This is a comprehensive guide with information about medical, social and financial resources in the Province. Obtain copy at 1-877-952-3181 (Seniors’ Health Care Support Line) or www/bcseniors.ca.
Home and Community Care Information
Resources for subsidized home and community care services. www.health.gov.bc.ca/hcc
Community Psychiatric Services (CPS)
The North Shore Adult Community Mental Health Services provide a range of programs for adults 19 years and older. A doctor’s referral is required for services. MSP coverage provided. 604-983-6020
Older Adult Mental Health Team
This team includes a psychiatrist, social worker, and RN. Physician referral required. Treatment/support for older adults with cognitive disorders, behaviour management problems, functional decline, and/or mental illness related to drugs or alcohol. 604-904-6200 ext.1507
Adult Day Centre 990 – 22nd St, West Vancouver
Mon. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup from Horseshoe Bay is provided or client can be dropped off. Program offers nursing supervision, monitoring health, personal assistance, activities and lunch. Contact case manager to be put on the wait list and have an in-home assessment done.
Provides one-hour weekly bath at the Margaret Fulton Centre free of charge to eligible clients. 1601 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. 604-904-3536.
Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) Program
Vancouver Coastal Health Program provides flexibility and autonomy for clients with high physical care needs who wish to self manage their own at-home health care. It assists clients in defining their health care needs and provides funding to employ care-workers who meet their health needs. 604-983-6700
SKY “Seniors Keeping Young”
Monday 9 a.m. – noon. Bowen Court. Various programs, exercises, guest speakers, etc. 604-947-0989
Bowen Island Community Recreation
Providing health, fitness, and community programming including “BEST Osteoporosis Prevention
and Maintenance Program” and “Seniors Keep Fit”
604-947-2216 – www.bowencommunityrecreation.com
Canadian Cancer Society matches people with other cancer patients who have similar diagnoses or other commonalities for supportive phone conversations. 1-888-939-3333
Cancer Information Service
Toll free personal information service, answering questions about all types of cancer, clinical trials, emotional supports, prevention, complementary and alternative therapies and information about other cancer services. 1-888-939-3333
Senior’s Peer Support
Trained volunteers providing personal one-to-one support for seniors facing challenges related to aging, relocation, loneliness, loss, retirement etc. Confidential and free of charge.
Contact Laurie Wall at 604-982-8333.
Volunteers provide a telefriend to lonely or isolated seniors, who share similar interests and concerns. 604-925-7281
This website brings together family and friends to support someone in a health crisis who is registered on the site.
People can then stay informed about that person’s condition, leave messages and coordinate care. www.caringbridge.org
Provides caregivers a break from care giving by finding alternative care for patients which might entail admission to a care
facility on a temporary basis or placing a professional caregiver in the home. The cost is on a sliding scale depending on income. You need a referral from your physician. 604-986-7111
North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre Support Group
For stroke patients and their families. Activities offered are speech therapy, exercises, music therapy, caregiver support meetings, outings and games. 22nd St. West Vancouver. 778-340-5803 – www.nssrc.org
Alzheimer Society of B.C. Resource Centre Support
For patients and their families who are suffering with dementia issues. There is a Bowen Island caregiver support group as well which meets the last Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. Drop-ins are welcome on Bowen. There is no fee. The Alzheimer’s Society also provides I.D. bracelets and I.D. cards. 604-984-8348
Alzheimer Wandering Registry
Information is stored on a police database in case someone is lost. 604-681-6530
For more information about the Alzheimer Society of B.C. please visit www.alzheimerbc.org