KELOWNA: DDMHS has moved – Dec. 16th

The Kelowna DDMHS team has moved:

We’re Moving!  Kelowna MHSU will be located at:

Community Health and Services Centre

505 Doyle Avenue

Kelowna, BC  V1Y 0C5

250-469-7070 ext 12367

As of Monday December 19th they will be at their new location.  You can contact them directly with any questions or if you need pictures of the exterior and interior of the building to make social stories.

WEBINAR: Caregiver Check Up – Dec. 15th

Offered through The Caregiver Network, this free “Caregiver Check-Up” webinar is taking place on December 15th from 6:30-8:00 pm. (PST):

In the past four months our webinars have covered a wide range of topics including: managing boundaries, a tool to assist in making difficult decisions, navigating the health care system, how to remain resilient and communicating in difficult conversations.  Perhaps situations or events have cropped up for you pertaining to these or others topics and it would help to have them discussed.  They could be about navigating the holidays or the health care system, thinking about a plan for 2017 including how to set and maintain boundaries that will help you stay resilient in your caregiving role, and / or moving forward with any of these when they require having difficult conversations or making tough decisions.   This is your webinar – we want to hear from you!

In this webinar, Wendy Johnstone (Gerontologist) and Jodie McDonald (Social Worker) will facilitate an open discussion for a year end “Caregiver Check-up” using our Coach Caregiver format .  We invite you to submit questions or scenarios you would like to be discussed by following this link to our website  And as always, there will be plenty of opportunity to participate during the actual webinar.

You can find out more information about this opportunity at their event webpage: Caregiver Check-Up

OKANAGAN: handyDART refunds – November 2016

Special thanks to COPCS for circulating the following info regarding handyDart bus pass refunds for the month of November 2016:

Did you know you can get a credit for the November hanyDART bus pass?

According to the local transit office, you can come to their office and get a new pass for December 2016 at the reduced rate of $22.50 — you MUST BRING YOUR NOVEMBER PASS with you.  

If you are not getting another bus pass for December, you should be able to go to the local transit office and get a refund — ensure you bring your NOVEMBER pass.

SPOTLIGHT: Ombudsperson Online

Lights IIDid you know that the Office of the Ombudsperson offers e-news?

The Office of the Ombudsperson is responsible for investigating when people feel they have been treated unfairly by government or government agencies.

Their e-news keeps you informed of what they are working on.  Their website has a lot of resources on how to advocate for yourself if you feel you have been treated unfairly.  They also show how they can help.

Visit them at their website:


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