RESOURCES & EVENTS
Maple Ridge Peer Support Group March 4
The Maple Ridge Peer Support Group had its first gathering Saturday March 4 with a good turnout of 19 attendees, ET nurses and organizers. Many thanks to Tara, Alanna and Masoud for organzing this event. ET nurse Neal Dunwoody gave a presentation on nutrition for ostomates followed by Q & A and informal social. Pictured below are some of those who attended this gathering. This group will hold similar meetings 3 to 4 times a year. Watch the listings at left for updates!
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VANCOUVER CHAPTER REMAINING MEETINGS 2017
Saturday April 22 Speaker Allison McCarlie (Coloplast Ostomy Products) and new ET nurse Christie Mann (unless she has to work)
Saturday June 17 Round table with ET nurses Arden Townshend and Andy Manson, New Westminster Ostomy Care & Supply
Saturday Sept 23 AGM Speaker TBA
All meetings are held at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver (near Joyce Street Skytrain Station, or two blocks north of Kingsway.
Remaining 2017 Meeting Dates:
Sunday, April 9/17
(Guest speaker will be ET nurse Maureen Mann).
Sunday, June 11/17 (AGM) speaker TBA
Sunday, September 10/17
Sunday, November 12/17
Sunday, December 3/17 (Christmas Party) TBA
Woodward Room, Begbie hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 2101 Richmond Road, Victoria BC
COMOX VALLEY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
COFFEE REMINDER – Our next coffee date is Thursday April 6 at 1:30 pm at Quality Foods in Driftwood Mall, Courtenay. You will find us in their private meeting room on the 2nd floor behind the coffee bar and opposite the washrooms. We meet every 2 weeks so just drop in whenever you can.
OSTOMY CLINIC AT PHARMASAVE - Kim Mayenburg, ET will be seeing people on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm or later if required. To make an appointment contact Pharmasave at 250-339-4563.
MEETING – Our next meeting is Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 7 pm at the Comox Valley Community Health Centre, 961 England Avenue, Courtenay.
LAST MEETING SUMMARY CLICK HERE