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New Online Carer Support Group (BC and the Yukon)

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) BC Resource Centre is very excited to announce the launch of a new online carer support group for BC and the Yukon.

The online carer support group aims to provide:

  • A meeting space for carers to build support and share their lived experiences with other carers
  • Opportunities to learn positive coping strategies with the goal to reduce carer stress
  • An increase in knowledge about HD and disease progression
  • Tools and resources and the steps to access them in the community

This virtual group will provide a safe and confidential space for carers of a person with HD to learn and participate in topics fundamental to caregiving. It will run once a month from October 2020 to March 2021 on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We will be using Go to Meeting (very similar to Zoom) that will be set up by the group leader. If you do not have a computer or tablet that connects to the internet, you can also join us by telephone via a toll free number.  Resources and tools discussed during the group sessions will be emailed to participants.

Tentative topics:

  • Caregiver Assessment – A snapshot of how you are doing
  • Coping with Change (grief and loss)
  • Caregiving and your emotions
  • Boundaries
  • Challenging Behaviors (when the person resists help)
  • Self-care and preventing burnout
  • Asking for, and getting help

If you want more information about this virtual support group, please contact Rhonda Romolock, BC Resource Centre Director by email at or via phone at 604-827-7195

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