Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for the program and is there a cost?
Registration is free and your personal information will remain confidential. To register, please fill our registration form and return it to: [email protected]
Where are the support group meetings held?
Currently, our support groups are held on Zoom. You can join our Zoom meetings using your desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, or landline. We will send you an invitation to the meetings via email roughly one week prior to the meeting. This email will include the date and time of the meeting, the meeting ID number and password, as well as instructions for joining the meeting using your telephone.
What can I expect at a support group meeting?
Our caregiver support group offers a space where you can connect with other caregivers who can relate to what you are going through. At the beginning of each meeting, participants are encouraged (though not obligated) to share their caregiving experiences with the group. The second half of the meeting is devoted to learning about a topic related to caregiving and discussing strategies for different caregiver challenges.
For more information about the Caregiver Support Program, contact:
Melissa Wade, Caregiver Support Coordinator
Direct Line: 604-982-3320
Email: [email protected]
Call for Volunteer Caregiver Coaches
The Caregiver Coach and Peer Facilitator Program recruits, trains, and matches volunteer coaches and peer facilitators to provide emotional and practical support to caregivers in our community.
To learn more contact Elizabeth Bishop at [email protected], or complete the appropriate form below:
Volunteer Caregiver Coach Application
Volunteer Peer Facilitator Application
Caregiver Intake Profile
Call to Creatives!
Do you write, paint, draw, take photographs, write poetry, knit or have a great recipe to share? We would love to feature you and what you do on our blog or in The Grapevine, our newsletter for the caregiver community. If you’re interested in sharing your story, we would love to hear it. Please contact Melissa Wade, Caregiver Support Coordinator.
Read the North Van Caregivers blog here.
If you would like to sign up to The Grapevine, NSCR’s newsletter for the caregiver community, email [email protected]
To view the Seniors Directory, a helpful resource guide for services and programs available for seniors, click here.
For regular updates on events, strategies, and workshops, follow us on social media.
NSCR Caregiver Support Facebook
NSCR Caregivers Twitter
For general information about Support Groups and Social Support visit HealthLink BC, click here.
NSCR’s Caregiver Support Program is made possible by Vancouver Coastal Health’s Smart Fund and funding from New Horizons for Seniors and by charitable donors like you.