Happy Retirement Karen!
The staff and the board held a wonderful party to celebrate our long-time Home Care Supervisor, Karen Etheridge, and her retirement. There were funny, funny skits, a wonderful song, heartfelt speeches, a great dinner and some special gifts. It was an evening to celebrate a very special person who has contributed so much to the Society and our community over the last fifteen years. Karen has created a homecare program that services our elders with creativity, flexibility and resourcefulness and with a strong sense of compassion ……
Karen Etheridge Bursary Fund We are establishing a Karen Etheridge Bursary as a legacy to Karen’s many years of devoted service to the Society and our community. This annual bursary will go towards education in nursing or homecare for a resident of Denman or Hornby. Contributions to the fund are gratefully accepted; cheques can be mailed to our office at 1965 Sollans Rd, Hornby Island, BC V0R1Z0. Thank you!
Hornby Denman Community Health Care Society has been nominated for a Community Stewardship Award. The Islands Trust Council created the Community Stewardship Award program in 2002 in order to encourage, recognize and reward leadership in preservation, protection, and stewardship of the Trust Area’s amenities, environment, and resources. Since its inception, the Islands Trust Council has given 76 awards to individuals and organizations across the Trust Area. Stewardship award recipients for 2017 will be announced in June.
Free Influenza Immunization Clinics 2016
Hornby Island: Tuesday, November 8th 11:00am – 2:00pm @ The Hall
Denman Island: Wednesday, November 23rd 11:00am – 2:00 @ Seniors Hall
NOTE: There will be a designated Children’s area at all Drop-in Clinics.
For influenza information visit: www.viha.ca/flu, call Health Link BC, dial 8-1-1 or phone
(250) 331-8599 Influenza Hotline (recorded messages) by Comox Valley Public Health Nursing.
Bring your MSP Care Card to clinic.
October 5, 2016 – 9:30am at the Activity Centre on Denman and 1pm at New Horizons on Hornby. Jane Hope from Alzheimer Society of BC will present information and answer questions on a broad range of issues pertaining to dementia. Bring a friend and your questions. More information Lori at (250) 335-2885.
Win the Wood!
Monday July 18th at the Hornby Island Community Hall
All proceeds go to the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society
Community Forum: Choosing to die at home
Home for the Holidays: Gift-giving with a Community Focus
Holiday Hamper Announcement
Annual General Meeting
Hornby Island’s Summer Drop-in 4 Girls
Upcoming Event: Sunday July 28, 8 PM
NEW Comox Valley Hospital
Free Workshop for parents, youth, & community members on sexual exploitation and what it looks like in the valley and what you can do about it
It Can Happen to Anyone” is a prevention based workshop designed for parent groups, service providers, and community audiences. The workshop is facilitated by Diane Sowden, founding Executive Director, who lost her 13-year-old daughter to the sex trade. “It Can Happen to Anyone” topics covered include: a comprehensive overview of youth sexual exploitation in British Columbia, case studies and trends of youth exploitation, online exploitation, an overview of legal issues surrounding sexual exploitation, and family support.
Date: September 26, 2012 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: North Island College Stan Hagen Theatre
***Pre-registration is required***
To pre-register, or for more information, please contact Miranda Blomquist at: Miranda@jhsni.bc.ca or 250-338-7341
Sponsored by the Community Drug Strategy Committee, CASEY (Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth) Comox Valley Committee, and North Island College’s Human Service Worker Program
2nd Annual YOUTH Sculpture “Bent Art” Workshop
Thanks to the big-hearted donations made in memorium by the friends and family of Bob Kungl, the island’s Equipment Loan Cupboard has received a generous boost. These funds have made it possible to purchase a new portable articulating hospital bed, a trapeze lift and a support pole. Each of these items can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for island residents experiencing illness or injury. A very special thank you to Kathy and family, for making this opportunity possible.
There are Equipment Loan Cupboards located on each island. This community service offers short term loans of a variety of equipment necessary when health is compromised. The inventory includes items such as crutches, commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, bath seats, hospital beds, lifts and more. In the past the Society has been able to secure some funds from BC Gaming to assist with this program, many items are also graciously donated by community members. Anyone interested in borrowing items or learning more about the program can call the office at 250 335-2885.
Once again the generous community donations of time, goods and funds have come together for the benefit of some valued island programs; the Hornby Hamper Program and the Home Assist Emergency Fund. Coordinator Quinn, program mentor Mike Parrish and a dedicated group of volunteers created a lovely day of sharing on ‘hamper day’ at the Hornby Hall on December 21st. A lovely meal was prepared and shared and hampers were loaded with thoughtful contributions.
Raffles organized on each island over the holiday season were a great success thanks to the many contributions by island artists and producers and generated over $1000 towards the Home Assist Emergency Fund. This fund also received ‘Home for the Holidays’ donations from many community members. The Home Assist Emergency Fund makes it possible for the Society to respond to situations where individuals need some short term personal care to help them through a hardship. This program is ongoing and anyone wanting more information or assistance can contact the Society office at (250) 335-2885. Thank you to all that contributed so generously!