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will give you confidence to respond effectively in an emergency. Emergency First Aid trains rescuers in the skills and knowledge needed to assess and provide basic life support to patients with airway, breathing, or circulatory emergencies as well as how to manage external bleeding, heart attack, and stroke. 582334 W Jan 11 – Jan 18

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$32.00

Alzheimer Society of BC Workshops

Genetics & the DNA Revolution Dr. Cousineau will overview some of the ways that the discovery of DNA and genetics is changing our knowledge, our understanding of humans, and our capacity to change. 585804 Tu Jan 24 – Feb 28 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

$30.00

Goodbye A.N.T.s A.N.T. = Automatic Negative Thoughts—they are hazardous to our health and undermine our quality of life in significant ways. Join insightful conversations to learn key strategies for transforming negative thoughts into your greatest ally. Cultivate inner peace and confidence in creative ways that allow you to experience more joy and satisfaction in life! 582440 Tu Mar 14 – Mar 28

1 – 3 p.m.

$27.00

Poetry: Adventures in Verse Bring along your own poetry, or poetry which you would like to read or have read. Readings and discussion to follow. Led by Dennis Probst who has a background in amateur theatre in England. Light refreshments included. 580839 Su Jan 29 580838 Su Feb 26 580840 Su Mar 26

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

$3.00 $3.00 $3.00

For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 604-298-0780. There is no charge, but as space is limited, registration is required. Please call Vivian with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to register at 604-449-3792. Dementia Dialogues Interactive learning opportunities for family caregivers to connect with one another and increase knowledge about dementia and caregiving skills. Each session is an opportunity to learn about a different caregiving topic followed by a guided discussion. These informal sessions are facilitated to allow caregivers to share their experiences and to take home practical information. Anyone interested in learning more about dementia is welcome to attend. 582221 W Jan 11 7 – 9 p.m. FREE Accessing Services NEW For family caregivers who are currently supporting a person with dementia who is living at home. Review strategies for accessing support from a variety of sources in your community— from getting help from family and friends, to navigating the formal health care system. Consider some of the challenges that can arise when making the decision to access services and support, and discover strategies for working with service providers and acting as an advocate. 582230 Th Feb 9 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. FREE

Transition to Life in Care Designed to help family caregivers who are considering residential care options for a person with dementia. Includes general information on how to access residential care in the community, and a review of some important considerations when choosing a facility. Explore the challenges families face when making decisions about residential care, and review strategies for preparing for the transition. 582228 Tu Mar 21 7 – 9 p.m. FREE Life in Residential Care Focuses on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a residential care facility. Learn about the changes to your role as a caregiver and how to enhance your visits. Review strategies for working effectively with a care team and tips for acting as an advocate within a residential care setting. 582229 Tu Mar 28 7 – 9 p.m. FREE

Positive Aging The second half of life brings many common challenges. Discover important insights and essential strategies for aging well with grace and dignity. Create your own personal plan for a future that embraces mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Presented by Fay Wong, a wellness consultant with over 10 years experience supporting seniors in the local community. As an honours graduate and accomplished expert in the social services field, Fay designs and facilitates engaging group discussions for shared learning at its best. 582392 Tu

Feb 7 – Feb 28

1 – 3 p.m.

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

$36.00

584818 W

Mar 8 – Mar 29

1 – 3 p.m.

$36.00

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