“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
c) liaising with the library staff in providing workshops to help with filling out the “My Voice” document and the BC-wide Health Survey, soon to be launched
d) having local counsellors available to support people with cancer and their families as they move through the various stages from diagnosis to palliative care
e) liaising with library staff to provide library materials in home and/or bring folks to the library
f) investigating the possibility of building heated swimming pool
Many thanks go to all the folks who participated and to all the wonderful volunteers who made the event so successful. To keep in touch or to find out how you can volunteer please contact us online at www.caringcircle.com or by phone at 604 947 9100.