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Count Yourself In.

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Please attend if you find yourself currently or will soon be in the housing situation(s) noted in the poster. This will help bring needed truthful awareness to homelessness in the Comox Valley.

A little Care Package will be provided to those who participate in this anonymous and voluntary survey!

Hornby Island

Located at The Kitchen on Wed., March 7th from 12 – 1:30 pm

Usual lunch starts at 12:30

Denman Island

Located at the Guest House on Wed., March 7th from 2 – 4 pm


Link to Poster: 2018 PiT Comox Valley (002)


Parent Café Extended!

We have extended our weekly Tuesday Parent Café until March Break!
It will run for the next 3 Tuesdays, at a new time, 12:30-1:30pm at the
Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society.

This is a weekly group for conversation, education, and support for parents/caregivers of children ages 0-10. A simple soup and bread lunch will be provided by parent volunteers. We hope to see you there!

Please email me or call if you have any questions, Meredith (250) 898-0247


Parenting in the Digital Age

Workshop Facilitated by Meredith and Mike from the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society

Denman Island

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:30pm

For parents/caregivers of young people age 10-16

Denman School Library

• “Must-Have” Conversations
• Screen-time, Setting Limits, and Family Digital Use Agreements
• Relationships with Peers – Cyberbullying, Anonymity, Chatting

To register call 250-898-0247 or email

Hornby Island

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:30pm

For parents of young people age 10-16

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society Boardroom

• “Must-Have” Conversations
• Screen-time, Setting Limits, and Family Digital Use Agreements
• Relationships with Peers – Cyberbullying, Anonymity, Chatting

To register call 250-898-0247 or email

Parent Café


Come enjoy a warm beverage and discuss being a parent on Hornby and Denman Island

Hornby Island: Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society Boardroom

Every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:30 pm 

Denman Island: Denman Clinic Lobby

Every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30 pm 

Until February 27th & 28th, 2018

Discussion facilitated by Meredith and Mike from the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society

For more information call 250-898-0247 or email or




Holiday Hampers

for Hornby Islanders


We are busy making preparations for the
2017 Christmas hamper program.
If you would like to receive a hamper,
volunteer or make a donation,
please contact our Coordinator

Jade at (250) 898-0245

Hornby & Denman Community Health Care Society

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Life Happens – Live Prepared

A Workshop on Advance Care Planning


Part 1: November 8th  &  Part 2: December 13th

Denman Island
9:00 am at Denman Activity Centre
Hornby Island
Part 1: 1:30 pm at Hornby Island Community Hall
Part 2: 1:30 pm at Health Care office, 1965 Sollans Rd.


Please RSVP to 250-335-2885 
(Part 1 is mandatory to attend Part 2)


It’s about conversations. It’s about wishes.

One of the most important conversations you can have with those close to you is about what kind of care you would want if you should become very ill and unable speak for yourself. These conversations relieve your loved ones of the burden of making health care decisions on your behalf without knowing your wishes.

This interactive Advance Care Planning workshop,facilitated by the Comox Valley Hospice Society, is for all adults and will:

♦ describe Advance Care Planning using a variety of print and video resources ♦ provide a framework for choosing who you would like to have speak on your behalf and review the British Columbia requirements for creating a Representation Agreement ♦ explain the process of documenting your goals, values and beliefs ♦ provide an opportunity to ask questions of skilled Advance Care Planning facilitators

Participants will be provided with an Advance Care Planning workbook –

a $5 donation towards the cost of the booklet is suggested.

Presented by:

Advanced Care Planning logo HDCHCS Logo


Hornby & Denman

Community Health Care Society

Revised constitution and by-law as proposed by the Board of Directors – to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting on September 20th, 2017 on Denman Island

Select the below link to view:

HDCHCS Proposed new bylaws Sept 2017



HDCHCS AGM  |  September 20th, 2017 

Denman Activity Centre, Denman Island at 2:30 pm

Special presentation on:
Community Health Centres 
By Rick MacDonald,
BC Association of Community Health Centres 


Door Prizes of Wood Briquettes & 2 Free Hours of

Home Assist Services & Refreshments! 

Come & share in creating a

healthy community! 



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Join Kim & Mike of HDCHCS

They will be facilitating drop in open discussions that will aim to address the healthiest ways to respond to our anxieties and concerns on the subject.
Tuesdays Jul. 18, 25, or Aug. 1,
from 1 – 2:30 pm at 1965 Sollans Rd., H.I.
Other Resources:
Comox Valley Hospice
(providing over-the-phone counselling supports)
250-339-5533 or
For further info or to schedule a time to meet call
Kim or Mike at 250-898-0247



Naloxone Training: Knowing when and how to administer Naloxone can save a life! 2pm Tuesday, June 20th or 7pm, Thursday June 22nd. Training by Maggie Ellis RN. Health Care Society office (beside the clinic) at 1965 Sollans Rd. Recommended for anyone that may be around anyone using any recreational or non-prescribed drugs.

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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!

Islands Trust logoHornby 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:, 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.


Riding The River: Parents Group



Understanding Dementia

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!
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Robert Bateman, “England”

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

Community forum poster - 2016


Home for the Holidays: Gift-giving with a Community Focus

Home for the Holidays 2015

Holiday Hamper Announcement

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Annual General Meeting

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Hornby Island’s Summer Drop-in 4 Girls

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Upcoming Event: Sunday July 28, 8 PM

Robert Bateman poster 2015


NEW Comox Valley Hospital

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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: 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



New equipment additions in tribute to Robert Kungl
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.


Holiday Sharing

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!