Do Bowen Islanders know what we do?

We were told recently that although Bowen Islanders are concerned about health and the provision of health care on the island, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they know anything about the work of Caring Circle. One suggestion to our board, by a local councilor was to make sure Islanders know more about the work we…

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Take Care of the Girls

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Colleen O’Neil was recently involved in a surprise gathering of ladies at a lingerie store in Vancouver to make a video encouraging women to participate mammography screening. The message is – if you’re a woman 50 or over, have a mammogram every 2 years. Here is the full video, which has aired, in part, on…

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Big Steps Towards Better Health Care on Bowen

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Bowen Island Undercurrent Jan 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM In the 20 months since its inception, members of the Caring Circle’s Advisory Board have been working vigorously to determine health needs and to facilitate access to health and wellness information on Bowen. The first initiative was the publication of the Bowen Island Health Resource Guide…

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Colleen O’Neil Blindsided by Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 53

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Colleen O’Neil says she was blindsided by the diagnosis, at the age of 53, of breast cancer. “There’s no family history, I’ve always been healthy, and I didn’t have any of the risk factors,” said the 61-year-old. Lots of women discover a lump, she notes. But for many, breast cancer – including ductal carcinoma in…

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Caring Circle to Provide Relief


Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: September 19, 2013 3:00 PM Dear Editor: Thank you for your full report on the Caring Circle and their efforts to provide interim support to people in need of medical care or social services. However effective their resource guide and other printed material may be, it is the human element the…

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Caring Circle Seeks Funding

Caring Circle New Home

Caring Circle’s new home at the cottage behind the library By Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: September 13, 2013 2:00 PM Last week, the Caring Circle Resource Centre’s office moved from Village Square into the heritage cottage next to the library. Since it opened in its previous location in February, about 180 people…

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Diane and Don Marshall named Citizens of the Year

Don and Diane Marshall are Bowen Island’s Citizens of the Year for 2013 By Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: August 16, 2013 9:00 AM Community engagement and volunteering are alive and well on Bowen Island, as was evident from the many substantial Citizen of the Year nominations. The list of submissions included four…

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Caring Circle Resource Centre in Need of Printed Material and Volunteers

Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: April 11, 2013 2:00 PM Since the Caring Circle Health Resource Centre opened on February 20, 80 people have visited our volunteer health navigator/coordinator, Colleen O’Neil. Her role is one of helping people find the support they need as our health system is becoming increasingly complicated and the onus is being…

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For Bowen’s Health

Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: March 07, 2013 2:00 PM This week, the Bowen Island Health Resource Guide will arrive in postal boxes all across the island. The Caring Circle Health Advisory Committee hopes that the publication will become a resource for seeking health care information and recommends that islanders keep it in a prominent place.…

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Caring Circle Office Opens

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Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: February 14, 2013 3:00 PM On Wednesday, February 20, Caring Circle will be opening a health resource centre beside the Village Baker at 997 Dorman Road. We are pleased to announce that volunteer Colleen O’Neil will be there, acting as a health navigator/co-ordinator. She is available to explore any questions you…

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