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Community Lunch this Tuesday, July 26th

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Adult Community Lunches are served at the Legion on Tuesdays 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!
This weeks menu: Tomato lentil coconut curry and bacon soup and broccoli and blue cheese, both gluten free!
(Community Lunch will be held at the Little Red Church for the month of August).

Community Lunch tomorrow!

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Adult Community Lunch tomorrow, Tuesday July 12, just drop in from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. $5.00 for gourmet soup, artisan breads, dessert, tea & coffee and the company of friends! This week’s soups are: Tuscan tomato soup with roasted red peppers and cream (gluten-free) and Greek meatball with potatoes and spinach. 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!

Board Member Opportunity

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The Caring Circle Health and Wellness Society of Bowen Island envisions a community where all people feel safe, connected and healthy by linking individuals to health services, social programs, and each other – all for free.

Caring Circle seeks to appoint 2 new Board members this year. We are looking for Bowen Island residents wishing to work to ensure that services and programs are in place for the physical and mental health of individuals and of our community as a whole. We seek board members who have skill or experience in one or more of the following:

• a passionate interest in the work of Caring Circle
• health, medical or social services
• board governance with a not-for-profit organization
• fundraising events and grants
• public relations and communication
• strategic planning
• experience with volunteers

If you are interested, please come and talk to us, or send a letter expressing your interest to Maureen Witney, Chair, at info@caringcircle.ca or call Maureen at (604) 947-2070.

Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury) Education Session

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A few weeks ago Caring Circle organized and hosted a Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury) Education Session with guest speakers including a brain health expert physician, a physiotherapist, two counsellors, and an educator.It was well attended and we know that there were others who wanted to attend but their schedules didn’t jive. So we’ve created this VERY SHORT survey to ascertain if there is any interest in providing some follow up programming with guest speakers that might cover topics we didn’t get around to in the first two hour session. We are wanting to know if there is a need on Island for a support group? walking group? education? tools to help you cope? What is it you need to support your healing process? Please fill out this survey to give us a sense of the needs in the community in this regard – it will just take 5′. And you need to press “submit” before this Saturday at 6 p.m. when the survey closes.

Concussion Information Survey

Call Caring Circle for any further information 947-9100

All welcome to our AGM May 30, 2016 at Collins Hall 7 – 9 p.m.

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We would love to have all of our supporters and cheerleaders at our annual AGM for 2016. A lot has happened over the last year with amazing achievements and interesting goals on the horizon. We need your support especially at this time of financial insecurity.
Caring Circle AGM

Public Health Nurse this Tuesday at Caring Circle 10am – 12pm

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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 →

Public Health Nurse for 0-5 year olds coming to Bowen for regular clinic

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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

Collaborative Health Centre Sought

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Colleen O’Neil has been working to build better health-care support as part of the Medical Clinic Society on Bowen.

She sees a dire need for a health centre so that islanders don’t have to leave the island when they feel least like commuting into town for health services. O’Neil is flabbergasted that it would appear to Vancouver Coastal Health that we are well-served on Bowen when it comes to medical services as a result of their own survey “My Health, My Community.”

“However, we went in depth and drilled down into their results with a 39-page survey. Our survey showed that while 85 per cent of us have a GP, (general practitioner or family doctor) only 32 per cent use a GP on the island. It would seem like we are well-served here, but we are not.”

Here is a link to the slide presentation produced by the Health Centre Society to council on January 18, 2016. Please refer to this presentation for more detailed survey results:

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Residents provide data to improve health support

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LOUISE LOIK / BOWEN ISLAND UNDERCURRENT
JANUARY 15, 2016 12:16 PM

Hundreds of people participated in a 29-page survey, supported by the Municipality was initiated by the Medical Clinic Society.

The survey was meant to discover specific issues around access to health care on Bowen Island. Organizer Colleen O’Neil said that they “had some concerns as to whether the community would actually spend the time thinking about their answers and persevere to the end.

We were thrilled to have more than 500 people do the survey.

We spent this past Fall analyzing the results, which included 95 pages of qualitative data.”

O’Neil found great value for their project due to the fact that it was “islanders telling their specific stories around their concerns about accessing health care on Bowen.“
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Rotary aims to bring AEDs to Bowen – Jump Start program may help save lives

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Amanda Ockeloen / Bowen Island Undercurrent
January 22, 2016 12:00 PM

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anywhere, and it can happen to anyone at any time: shopping in the Cove, sitting in the ferry line up, reading a book at home.

The Rotary Club of Bowen Island has initiated a program named Jump Start that plans to site Automatic External Defibrillators, AEDs, at many points around the island where the public will be able to access one when needed. The club will also be supporting the basic training sessions so that anyone situated near an AED knows how to give CPR and use an AED to help a heart attack victim.
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