Caregiver Workshop Series 2019

Caregivers are invited to attend the workshops listed below. All events are held at:

Date: Tuesdays March 12 to April 23
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Place: Brentwood Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Ave., Burnaby

Free for caregivers.  Please register through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 604-291-2258.


Self Care
March 12, 2019

Dorothy Leclair:
Will facilitate the workshop drawing on her 30 plus year experience as a caregiver and educator. This interactive workshop will focus on preventing burnout and developing coping strategies including building resiliency, self compassion as well as how to navigating community resources.

March 19, 2019

Wendy Scott:
Registered dietitian will facilitate the workshop using her experience including work in long term care and nutrition tours at Save-on-Foods. The workshop will focus on proper nutrition needs as we age. It will cover supplements, recipes, meal planning and healthy cooking methods.

Pain Management
March 26, 2019

Mark Nazemi:
From Pain BC has a background in education and pain management with a decade of experience teaching and developing courses. The workshop will navigate the range of free services provided to people living with
chronic pain. Reducing the anxiety experienced by chronic pain will be covered.

April 2, 2019

Dorothy Leclair:
Increase your knowledge regarding dementia, the range of diagnosis under the dementia umbrella, what is normal memory loss, as well as navigating community resources.

Theft and Fraud
April 9, 2019

Rita Dipomponio:
Account manager at Vancity who has been supporting members for over 20 years with financial planning services. Prevent identity theft, become aware of latest scams, increase your awareness and knowledge about safekeeping and updating your passwords.

Physical Activity
April 16, 2019

Armin Ghayyur:
Registered therapist with Easy Therapy, passionate about providing physiotherapy to seniors. Sitting affects our health and posture. Learn more about the negative impacts of too much sitting, and how to reverse the negative effects.

Grief and Loss
April 23, 2019

Holly Mitton:
Uses the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt to help clients move through their grief, incorporating art, writing and movement. Gather skills, insights and understanding to support one’s self or others in end of life preparations.


Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program

This program is open to anyone who is an Unpaid Caregiver or anyone who is supporting an Unpaid Caregiver. Drop-in, listen and share your experiences in a safe and confidential environment. Learn from others who find themselves in a similar situation. These support drop-in groups are facilitated by a member of our professional staff or well-trained volunteer peer counsellors.

All of our sessions are held at Burnaby Community Services, located at 2055 Rosser Avenue in Burnaby.

Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program 2019

Meeting Schedule: 2nd and last Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

January 14, 28
February 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 8 29
May 13, 27
June 10, 24
July 8, 29
August 12, 26
September 9, 30
October 14 (Thanksgiving no group), 28
November 11 (Remembrance Day no group), 25
December 9, 30

Saturday Group meets 10:00am-12:00pm on last Saturday of each month.

January 26
February 23
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 29
July 27
August 31
September 28
October 26
November 30
December 28