Walter Gretzky, 80-year-old father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, mentored his son in hockey to be prepared – anticipate where the puck will be rather than following where it has been! And, Walter has also known the importance of being prepared for his health care. He encourages every Canadian to have conversations and make an Advance Care Plan in the event you are ever unable to speak for yourself about the care you would want.
The Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) is excited to announce our first place team of 11 enthusiastic and committed riders who are training for the Cycle of Life Tour ride and working hard to raise awareness and funds for the more than 1,000 people every year in our community served by CVHS.
Barbara Morningstar, one of the province’s renowned experts on death and dying, will be sharing her stories and offering her keen perspective on this difficult topic to residents of the valley.
The Comox Valley Community Health Network is pleased to introduce the members of its new Coordinating Circle. To find out more and to read about other news for the CVCHN, click on this post.
North Island College nursing students are partnering with the Comox Valley Hospice Society’s Advance Care Planning team to present “Talk to Me Goose”—a light-hearted take on Advance Care Planning conversations for adults of all ages hosted in Berwick Comox Valley’s Grounded Pilot on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. There will be fun, food and great prizes!
The Community Drug Strategy Committee, the Comox Valley Community Health Network and the John Howard Society North Island are pleased to sponsor a presentation by Harold R. Johnson, author of “Firewater – How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours). Mr. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation Band (Saskatchewan), a former Crown Prosecutor with the Ministry of Justice and a talented speaker and storyteller. He will challenge us to “change the story we tell ourselves about alcohol.” He will share his insights about alcohol, including its history, myths surrounding it and it’s impacts on our communities.
Twenty years ago while I was in the throes of depression, I received a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I was an Educational Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology, and yet, I had never heard of BPD. Not until recently, when I started doing a series of blogs on BPD, had I really come to understand it.
December 17th was a big day for the Comox Valley Community Health Network, at the Little Red Church in Comox. We were meeting the applicants to the Coordinating Circle. Since this week is the time of the year many of us make New Year resolutions, please click on this article to see if you, or someone you know, should be a key participant in 2019.
These days, when he’s in a reflective mood, Jon Page looks up from the cannabis plants in his Vancouver laboratory and wonders if he subconsciously saw it coming. “It” being the frenzied corporate rush to capitalize on Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis that has made him wealthy.