Community Bulletins

View Document Advance Care Planning

Community Health Message posted: 17-Oct-2017 10:00 AM PDT

Advance Care Planning allows you to have a say in the health care you will receive if you are too sick to speak for yourself. The next session is being held on Tuesday, Oct 17 from 10:00 to 12 noon at the CR Hospice Society - 440 Evergreen Road. Call 250-286-1121 to reserve your spot. See attached poster for more details.

View Document Hepatitis A Exposure from Contaminated Pineapple Products

Community Health Notice posted: 07-Sep-2017 2:56 PM PDT

An investigation into hepatitis A virus in fresh pineapple chunks has identified several products that may have been contaminated and pose a risk to consumers. The media was notified on Friday, September 1, 2017 regarding one product (Western Family pineapple chunks in ready-to-go cups). More products have since been identified as potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A. The products implicated were sold at Overwaitea, Save-on-Foods and PriceSmart stores throughout BC, as well as Ferraro Foods in Trail, BC.

Please read the attached message from the Chief Medical Health Officer regarding this product alert.

View Document Parent Support Group - Foundry

Community Health Message posted: 28-Jun-2017 11:19 AM PDT

Are you struggling with your youth? Do you feel frustrated or alone? Do you want support and information?
Come to Parent Support Group - Everyone welcome
Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm
140 - 10th Avenue (John Howard), Campbell River (250) 286-0611

Participate in a Household Emergency Preparedness Survey

Community Health Message posted: 12-Apr-2017 7:20 PM PDT

The Strathcona Regional District, Emergency Program is undertaking a Household Emergency Preparedness Survey. The survey is meant to remind residents that there are many steps that a household should undertake to ensure it is adequately prepared for all hazards. Results will help influence the emergency program’s community risk assessments and allow for more efficient public education and outreach campaigns. The more households that participate, the more validity can be placed on the data that is obtained.

If you live in the SRD and did not attend the last SEP meeting, we would appreciate 5 minutes of your time to participate in this survey. Please click on the Survey Link below.

Questions or concerns may be directed to: Shaun Koopman, Protective Services Coordinator. Tel: (250)830-6702

Survey Link

View Document Campbell River Better Breathers

Community Health Message posted: 10-Feb-2017 5:57 PM PST

The Lung Association of BC presents: Benefits of Exercise and What is Available.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sportsplex - Activity Room 2

Offered through Parks Recreation & Culture in Campbell River
See attached poster for all details.

Health Matters - Education Classes

Community Health Message posted: 19-Dec-2016 7:23 PM PST

The Sunshine Wellness Centre will be hosting the following Health Matters Education Classes during January and February 2017: Craving Change; Living with COPD; Introduction to your Heart; Fueling your Body; Medication Management.

Visit their page, located under the "Health" Icon, for dates and times for each workshop/session.

View Document Family Caregiver Series Workshop - Campbell River

Community Health Message posted: 19-Aug-2016 2:33 PM PDT

The Alzheimer's Society of BC is offering a free workshop on Saturday, August 27 at the CR Community Centre. This workshop offers practical techniques and strategies that caregivers can use while taking care of someone with dementia, as well as taking care of their own health. See attached poster for more information.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Jane Hope at 1-800-462-2833 or via email: jhope@alzheimerbc.org

View Document Seniors Advocate Annual Report

Community Health Message posted: 08-Jul-2016 3:55 PM PDT

Seniors Advocate BC has published their Annual Report. To read the report, click on "View Document".
To read more about Seniors Advocate BC click on the Seniors Icon and then Advocacy.

View Document It’s Not Right! - Campbell River

Community Health Message posted: 13-Jun-2016 4:02 PM PDT

Abuse of older adults is a serious problem in Canada. Do you know an older adult you think may be experiencing abuse or neglect? It is often neighbours, friends and family members who first see the warning signs but don’t know what to do about it.

It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults has been developed to educate and engage all Canadians on the issue of older adult abuse and neglect. We want to teach everyone to recognize warning signs and risk factors and to learn small practical steps that can add up to a big difference in someone’s life and in our communities. There are little things that everyone can do to help. YOU are powerful - most people just don’t know it! Together we can create the society where we feel respected, valued, safe and supported throughout our lives.

Join us on June 17, 2016 (11am to 1:30 pm – Light Lunch Provided) at the CR Community Centre – Room #1.

Registration is required - please contact Carly at: Summerstudent@crwomen.ca

View Document Caregivers Support Group

Community Health Message posted: 06-Sep-2016 8:00 AM PDT

Calling ALL Family & Friend Caregivers!

The CR Caregiver Support Group meets on the first Monday of Month. Join our next meeting on Monday, March 13, 2016. 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Ironwood Place – 1351 Ironwood Street (across from CR Common Mall). All Caregivers are Welcome! Come share your experiences, concerns and thoughts. Get help navigating the healthcare system and get your questions answered. Lots of free information and resources available. Confidentiality assured. For more information, see attached poster.

RSVP appreciated but not required - call 1.877.520.3267 or Email Geri: campbellrivercaregivers@gmail.com

View Document Walk With Your Doc - Campbell River, Comox, Comox Valley, Courtenay, Manson's Landing, Quathiaski Cove, Sayward

Community Health Message posted: 03-May-2016 1:00 PM PDT

The Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice invites you to come Walk with your Doc.

Join a doctor-led walk on either May 7, 9, 11 or 20 and receive a free pedometer (while quantities last). See the attached document for details regarding dates and locations for each walk.

Photo Contest: Share your photos and hashtag #WalkWithYourDoc for your chance to win great prizes

View Document Campbell River Caregiver Support Group - Campbell River, Campbell Rver, Campbell Rver, Manson's Landing, Campbell Rver, Quathiaski Cove, Sayward

Community Health Message posted: 14-May-2016 5:50 PM PDT

Calling ALL Family & Friend Caregivers!

Join us for the CR Caregiver Support Group meeting on Monday, May 30, 2016 ~ 1:00 to 3:00 pm ~ Chances Playtime (main floor meeting room), 111 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River.

All Caregivers are Welcome! Come share your experiences, concerns and thoughts. Get help navigating the healthcare system & get your questions answered. Lots of free information and resources available. Confidentiality assured. For more information, please visit http://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/

RSVP appreciated but not required - Email Geri: campbellrivercaregivers@gmail.com or call 1.877.520.3267

People in Pain Network - Campbell River, Comox Valley, Quathiaski Cove, Sayward

Community Health Message posted: 11-Jan-2016 4:05 PM PST

Pain self-management groups provide a safe place to find support and education. Join the next session on “People in Pain Need Answers” – they know they are supposed to stay active, yet rarely hear an answer to this question. Neil Pearson will be presenting on Monday, March 7th, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Comox Community Centre (1855 Noel Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 2H4).

To learn more about the People In Pain Network or to Register for the March 7th session – please visit their website at www.pipain.com or select More Info below.

More info

What is a Community Health Network and Why does it Matter?

Community Health Message posted: 12-Nov-2015 4:37 PM PST

Community health networks bring together people from wide-ranging backgrounds, roles and perspectives to take action on issues that impact health and well-being in their communities.

The Community Health Network in the Strathcona region provides a mechanism for citizens working and living in the regional district to come together and speak with a collective voice on health issues and share ideas and resources to build healthier communities.

Community Health Network