Category: Health

Stroke Recovery Support Groups

Join the Comox Valley Stroke Recovery Branch for our first monthly session at the Courtenay Regional Library on March 20 at 10:30 am. This is the first of two sessions that will be held monthly to support stroke survivors, care givers and family members.

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Comox Valley to Participate in the 2018 Cross-Canada Point-in-Time Homeless Count

On March 7th, 2018, the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness (CVCEH), volunteers and local service agencies will once again conduct a Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count as a coordinated effort to measure homelessness across Canada.
A Point-in-Time (PiT) Count is a strategy to help determine the extent and nature of homelessness in a community at a single point in time and represents a ‘snapshot’ of the minimum number of those who are homeless in the Valley.

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REGISTRATION OPEN for CV Community Health Network #2 March 14 2018

Please join us at our 2nd public forum to learn about how a CVCHN might be structured and to determine network priorities for action over the next 3 years. Please register by March 7, 2018 by clicking here

Lunch will be provided. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options available, but if you have other dietary requirements please provide what you need.

The forum is open to all members of the community within the boundaries of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). Space is limited and we are encouraging as much diverse participation as possible, so we ask that you be mindful of who else in your group, organization, or department is also attending and make some decisions regarding the number of people from your group that need to attend.

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“Playfulness is a way of being that avoids the pitfall of self-importance. Play can take us into experience in an adventurous and challenging way that uses energy and concentration and mindfulness. The nervousness and clumsiness of self-consciousness gets consumed in the purity of the action.” Ajahn Succito Turning The Wheel of Truth

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Glacier Grannies selling their beautiful Christmas swags

The Glacier Grannies will be selling their beautiful Christmas swags on December 8th at Thrifty’s on Cliffe Ave from 10am – 4pm and on December 9th at Scotiabank on Comox Avenue from 10am – 4pm. Grannies have been gathering a variety of fresh greenery and berries, ribbons and baubles to make these sturdy, festive ornaments for your home. All sales will support African grandmothers and their grandchildren affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic through projects sponsored by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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Living with Loss While Others Are Celebrating

While jingling bells and festive holiday lights bring great joy to many in the holiday season, for some dealing with loss, sadness, or great challenges it can be a very difficult and lonely time.
If you are finding this holiday season a difficult one, Comox United Church and Comox Valley Hospice Society invite you to join us at the annual Blue Christmas & Celebrate a Life Service on Saturday, December 16th at 3pm.

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Boil Water Notice in effect for Comox Valley water system

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a boil water notice effective immediately.

Due to intense rainfall in the Comox Lake watershed, turbidity levels have risen in both Comox Lake and Puntledge River. A boil water notice is necessary during these conditions because high turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water for the 45,000 residents served by the Comox Valley water system.

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Sold-out public forum Nov. 16 brings together citizens and organizations to explore local community health priorities

The Comox Valley is lucky to have a range of community groups, associations, coalitions and volunteer organizations working to make it a safer, healthier and more sustainable place to live. These initiatives help hold together the fabric of our community wellbeing. But every issue-specific group works in its own sector, such as education, health or the environment, and there is no one place for groups and citizens to pool their collective intelligence, explore shared priorities and address the big picture issues affecting us all.

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Twins Build Confidence with Adaptive Skiing

onnor and Megan Wells are 10 year old twins who have grown to love the sport of skiing thanks to the Winter Snowsports Festival, and the Vancouver Island Society of Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS). The Festival is an annual event which provides amazing opportunities for participants who are differently-abled to experience snowsports in a fun and supportive environment. Each participant is provided with four consecutive days of snowsports instruction, lift tickets and rentals, everything someone needs to get started on snow. The twins’ mother Michelle Wells remarks that “skiing with VISAS has become a special part of Megan and Connor’s lives. The program has increased their confidence and allowed them to realize that they can really be good at something.”

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