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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, well-being sessions, and supportive counseling.

Find out specific dates and locations of our information sessions and well-being programs by downloading our current EDC Calendar April 2019.  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.


Topics

2019 Dates

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Finances, Taxes & Estates; What You Need to Know

April 15, 2019 11:00am

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Navigating Palliative Resources on the North Shore

April 29, 2019 11:00am

Every Day Counts Centre

Sessions are from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Attend any or all free sessions. Call for more information.

Call: 604-363-0961 Email: [email protected] 


WELL-BEING

Every Day Counts puts patients of all ages at the center of care. With tailored programs, including yoga, relaxation support groups, and our Portrait in the Garden 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 & TAI CHI: Group classes for all levels that include breathing exercises, relaxation, stretching, and meditation.  Our instructors are all professionally certified and are experienced in a wide variety of yoga forms.  
MONTHLY MEDITATION - Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm and explore the variety of meditation styles that are popular around the world.  

RELAXATION SUPPORT GROUPS: Led by our Music Therapist and Social Worker, a place to find quiet stillness with music and relaxation. Thursday mornings in the Every Day Counts Centre.
PORTRAIT in the GARDEN:  Enjoy an afternoon gathering where you can bring along family members or a friend with you to dabble with makeup touch-ups, experiment with hair pieces and wigs, all while enjoying music and refreshments.  Then finish off with a portrait of you (and anyone you bring) taken in the garden. Completely complimentary!  

The next session will be on Tuesday April 9th at 12:30 - call to reserve your spot!  

Programs are free. 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