everdaycounts

Every Day Counts Program

Inspiring You to Realize Your Best Quality of Life.

"EVERY DAY COUNTS" PROGRAM

Every Day Counts is a free program offered by the North Shore Hospice & Palliative Project and Vancouver Coastal Health North Shore Palliative Care. This progressive and flexible program is specifically designed for patients facing serious illness and their families to realize the best quality of life. It includes guidance information sessions, wellbeing sessions, and supportive counseling.

Find out specific dates and locations of our information sessions and well-being programs by downloading our current EDC August 2017 Calendar.  For general information, please view our brochure.


GUIDANCE

How do you manage symptoms? What type of exercise is encouraged? How do you navigate Palliative Care Resources? Our team of trained professionals provide guidance, insight, and encourage open, honest communication.

Read our latest e-News about information sessions.  


Topics

2017 Dates

Location

No Guidance Sessions

in August

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Sessions are from 10:00am – Noon. Attend any or all free sessions. Pre-registration is preferred.

Call: 604-363-0961 Email Every Day Counts Program Coordinator.


WELL-BEING

Every Day Counts puts patients of all ages at the centre of care. With tailored programs, including yoga, relaxation support groups, and our Beautiful You sessions, Every Day Counts promotes emotional and physical well-being with focus on the patient. Patients can choose from several classes that improve vitality and help them stay active.

Join our free programs dedicated to promoting well-being, which are adapted to your needs:

YOGA: Group classes for all levels that include breathing exercises, relaxation, stretching, and meditation. There are three classes to choose from each week: each class is followed with tea and chat, if participants would like to join.

WALKING GROUPS: Patients, families, and friends are welcome to join our walking groups, led by trained volunteers, on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am. Walking poles are provided, if necessary.

RELAXATION SUPPORT GROUPS: Led by a music therapist and social worker, a place to find quiet stillness with music and relaxation. Held weekly in the Sacred Space of the Hospice.
BEAUTIFUL YOU:  Enjoy a memorable afternoon of complementary pampering with three specialists for a new look. Finish the event with a beautiful portrait of you and a friend or family as a keepsake. These events are held monthly.

Programs are free. Pre-registration is preferred. Contact Program Coordinator for details on our programs:

Call: 604-363-0961 Email Program Coordinator.


SUPPORT & GRIEF COUNSELLING

Serious illness is as much an emotional and spiritual journey, as it is physical. We stand together as a community to provide empathy and support throughout this stage in life. Patients and family members are encouraged to seek out assistance in individual and group settings.

Our patient and family support counsellors are professionally trained and experienced in bereavement. They
are available to listen, share, and offer insight on various subjects:

  • COMMUNITY RESOURCES
  • LIFESTYLE CHANGES
  • COPING STRATEGIES
  • EMOTIONAL IMPACT
  • FUTURE CARE
  • BEREAVEMENT

Have a question? Contact Every Day Counts Program Coordinator about our Support Services, Programs, and more: Call: 604-363-0961    Email Program Coordinator