Events

SOCIAL SERVICES CRAWL

Friday, May 24, 2019 — 1:00-4:00 p.m., Bovill Square and throughout Smithers' downtown core. Join us at the B.V. Hospice Society office, 3862D Broadway Ave., to learn more about hospice services in the Bulkley Valley! For more information contact Cornelia at 250-847-3449.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: The Meadows, 1180 Alberta St., Smithers
Everyone is welcome

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

An 8-week program beginning Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m. at the BV Hospice Office, 3862D Broadway Ave., Smithers. Goal: To create an atmosphere where warmth, trust and compassion can encourage people to explore, feel and express the pain of losing a loved one. To pre-register or for more information, call Cornelia, 250-847-3449, or BVHS, 250-877-7451. Minimum 6 participants required.

GRIEF SUPPORT DROP-IN

The BV Hospice Society (BVHS) Grief Support Drop-In is on hold for the summer. Normally held each Tuesday afternoon at the Mental Health and Addictions conference room in Smithers from 2:30 to 4:30. Hospice also offers one-on-one support as well as grief support groups. If you are need of grief support, please call  250-877-7451 or 250-847-3449 for more information.

CELEBRATION OF REMEMBERING

In early December, BVHS holds a Christmas Celebration of Remembering for those grieving the loss of a loved one. This year's Celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Seniors' Activity Centre, 3965 Pioneer Place, Smithers. Everyone is welcome.

Nav-CARE (navigational care)

The BVHS has initiated a program which pairs specially trained hospice volunteers with frail, older (55 plus) adults diagnosed with an advancing chronic illness such as cancer, heart failure, lung disease or liver failure. Nav-CARE volunteers, working in partnership with professional health care providers, visit clients every two to three weeks to locate and facilitate access to services and resources available in the community, be a sounding board for decisions, help plan transportation and mobility options, assist with filling out forms and research social activity opportunities. For more information, please call the BVHS at 250-877-7451.