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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 rromolock@huntingtonsociety.ca or via phone at 604-827-7195


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