SUPPORT GROUPS & MEETINGS
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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON AND KIDS PARTY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! This year's Christmas Turkey Luncheon will again be held at the North Shore Winter Club, Sunday December 4. Cost per adult will be $20, kids 12 and under free. More details to follow next month!
KAMLOOPS OSTOMY GROUP
Meeting Schedule to year's end:
Our next meeting is October 6th at 7pm at ActiveME at 773 Victoria St. (entrance at back of building).
This will be a support group meeting - to discuss/share what we learned at the Nightingale Education Day, makes plans for future meetings, chat about ostomate/caregiver issues/possible solutions, etc. There will not be a speaker that evening. Karen K has a previous engagement so Monica will be joining us to offer ET support.
Our November meeting will be our inaugural afternoon meeting. I have booked the "classroom" at the Centre for Seniors Information (CSI) on Monday, November 7th from 1:30-3pm.
Some info about the CSI:
Location is in the Brocklehurst Shopping Centre -- #9A-1800 Tranquille Road. CSI is beside the Dollar Store. There is LOTS of free parking. A donation of $25/hr is requested by the Society for use of the "classroom" however they have agreed to $25/1.5hr for our meeting. We will have to share that cost.
Monday afternoon has been booked because on Wednesday afternoons they host bingo and with a turnout of 40-50 people, it is reportedly quite noisy throughout the centre.
On Mondays, they offer a lunch from 11:30-1pm at a cost of $6 for members and $7 for non-members. CSI membership is $10/year.
They offer self-serve coffee/tea for a donation of $1.
Our December dinner meeting will be on December 1 at 5pm at Storms on the River. Once they have finalized their winter menu, I will send you a copy of the menu options that they will offer for our group - so you can pre-plan your meal, if you want to :)
REMINDER: Please do your best to arrive on time.
If you arrive later than 7pm and the door is locked, just persistently knock loudly on the back door so we can hear you in the upstairs meeting room. Also, please pull the gates together again after you come through.
There is an elevator at ActiveME so anyone with mobility challenges can get to the 2nd floor meeting room.
FURTHER INFORMATION: 250-819-0945
MID-ISLAND Ostomy Coffee Group
NEXT COFFEE BREAK OCTOBER 7
Regular Meetings always the first Friday of each month: 10:30 a.m. in the Second Floor meeting room at COUNTRY GROCER on BOWEN ROAD. Access via the stairs through the doorway on the left of the main entrance to the cafeteria area. Once again bring your questions, information, suggestions, donated supplies and your sense of humour!
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CHILLIWACK & AREA
We will hold our monthly meeting on October 17th at 1.30 pm , at Atchelitz Threshermen's Association, Canora Building 44146 Luckakuck Way (Heritage Park), Chilliwack BC
Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 1: 30 (except January, July and August) at the Atchelitz Thresherman's Association, Canora Building, 44146 Luckakuck Way (Heritage Park), Chilliwack, BC
COMOX VALLEY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
COFFEE REMINDER – Our next coffee date is Thursday, October 27th 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.
MEETING – Our next meeting is Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 7 pm at the Comox Valley Community Health Centre, 961 England Avenue, Courtenay. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Pierre Nel, Gastroenterologist. He will be speaking about the gastrointestinal system and how it
OSTOMY CLINIC AT PHARMASAVE - Kim Mayenburg, ET will be seeing people on Saturday, October 29th from 10 am to 2 pm or later if required. To make an appointment contact Pharmasave at 250-339-4563.
Our Christmas Dinner will be held at the White Spot Restaurant on Monday, November 21 at 5 pm. Please contact Betty Robertson at email@example.com for more information or to reserve a spot.
VICTORIA CHAPTER Next Meeting Date:
NEXT MEETING NOVEMBER 13 at 1:30
Woodward Room, Begbie hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 2101 Richmond Road, Victoria BC
WEST KOOTENAY / NELSON Ostomy Peer Support Group
The West Kootenay group is a Nelson-based support group for people who have had, or are awaiting, ostomy surgery (gastrointestinal or urinary diversion). We offer peer support, information and friendship in a casual setting. All persons interested in ostomy rehabilitation, education and welfare are welcome.
Thanks to everyone who came to our very first meeting June 23!
Next Meeting: October 27 at 10am and on the 4th Thursday of each month except December
Location: Jubilee Manor, 500 West Beasley St.
For further information on upcoming meetings,
please contact: 250-352-5620
Ostomy Peer Support Group
Next meeting date TBA
COQUITLAM/MAPLE RIDGE OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
A support group for this area is currently forming. For more information and future meeting dates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-992-4590