The “Side by Side” Caregiver and Family Support Group is a community outreach initiative of the Mt. Lehman United Church, and offers support to the general public of unpaid caregivers of spouses, elders, children, blended and extended families, as well as friends and neighbours of people with significant health needs. We will meet the last Saturday of every month from January, 2018 to May, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will also offer coffee/tea and muffin and a lunch of soup and buns, as well as an interactive educational presentation on identified caregiver issues, and a safe place for caregivers to exchange information and meet others with similar experiences. We would like any caregivers to register their interest as space is limited. Please contact Paddy at 604-856-8113 or email… firstname.lastname@example.org…to register, or to get further information. There is a suggested donation of $10.00/session.
Our next session is May 26th, 2018.
The guest speaker will be Charlaine Robinson, a Clinical Counsellor – re: PTSD.
Charlaine will speak to us about care giving and PTSD. Research has shown that caregivers can suffer from flashbacks, feelings of numbness, anxiety, guilt, dread, depression and irritability which are all signs of PTSD.
NOTE:This will be our last meeting as we take a break for the summer. We will begin again in September, 2018 and we will keep you posted about dates and speakers etc.
If you are a new caregiver to the group, please register by contacting the Community Support Coordinator at email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: OUR VENUE HAS CHANGED — WE WILL NOW MEET AT THE ANAVET’S HALL AT MT. LEHMAN, 30346 MCNEIL AVE., ABBOTSFORD (5900 block on Mt. Lehman Road, west of railway intersection.)
Check out the website at www.sidebysidecare.org for more information on the upcoming session subjects.