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 September, 2018 to November, 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 go to the website at www.sidebysidecare.org to get further information.
Our next session is October 27th, 2018
OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE from Pivot Point, which is a social service agency for children and adults with diverse abilities, throughout B.C.
Our October Meeting is scheduled for October 27th, with coffee/muffins set for 9:30am and our guest speaker to start at 10 am. We are meeting at the ANAVET’s HALL again.
Pivot Point is sending a behaviour interventionist to speak to covering preventative behaviour management strategies for de-escalating behaviour that is becoming a concern. Oftentimes, the care recipient will get stubborn about taking medications, or act out with the caregiver, some can get aggressive etc. There are many other types of behaviours.
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 this year to the ANAVET’S HALL AT Mt. Lehman, 30346 McNeil Ave., Abbotsford (5900 block on Mt. Lehman Road, west of railway intersection.)
Please check out the website at www.sidebysidecare.org for more information.