A Bowen Island community where all people feel safe, connected and healthy.
We connect individuals on Bowen Island to health services, social programs, and each other.
The ‘Caring Circle’ was incorporated as the Caring Circle Health & Wellness Society of Bowen Island in February 2014. We came together as a response to the vulnerability of Islanders in accessing health and social service information which was exacerbated by the lack of adequate primary health services on Island.
Inspired and informed by two health needs assessments done on Bowen – the 2007 “Abbeyfield (Snug Cove House) Needs Assessment” and the 2009 “Age-Friendly Report to Council”, the “Bowen Island Health Resource Guide” was created. This guide has health information specific to Bowen Island and is available on our website under Bowen Health Resources.
The website also has a myriad of other more general information with regard to health and wellness.
In early 2013 we opened The Caring Circle Health Resource Centre which is a storefront space located in the heart of our village. The centre is staffed by a Program Director working three days/week 10 – 4 p.m. The centre offers health and wellness information, both printed and electronic, and personal health navigation for those having difficulty accessing the health services they need.
- Guide people to health information, education, and help them to navigate the health care system
- Identify, coordinate, and deliver health and social programs
- Advocate for better Health and Social Services