Grandview Woodland Nutritional Counselling Service

Nutritional counselling services by a certified holistic nutritionist will be available for under-served residents and open to all community members on a sliding scale basis – $0 – $50. This service is aimed at helping you navigate the food choices available in your community and choose the foods that are best suited for your health, taking into consideration any health issues or goals you may have. Improved eating habits can help boost your physical and mental health. This service also aims to help connect residents to affordable, accessible, healthy food programs and options.

Bonnie Chung is a registered holistic nutritionist with many years of experience working in the natural foods industry.  She’s eager to share her nutrition knowledge with the community with a friendly approach.

Contact Bonnie Chung at 778-995-7299 or gorealnutrition@gmail.com to book an appointment. More info: http://www.gorealnutrition.com/
Appointments at Britannia Community Centre
Supported by the Grandview Woodland Food Connection

Grandview Woodland is the neighbourhood in Vancouver within the boundaries of Broadway to the waterfront and Nanaimo to Clark.

 

Online Connec+: New Group for People Living with HIV in BC

Graphic with triangles and squares reading "online connect" Positive Living BC has launched a new online peer support group called Online Connec+ for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Online Connec+ will provide HIV education, support and community referrals to people throughout the province who might otherwise be unable to access these services.

Online Connec+ will be facilitated by Positive Living BC’s Peer Navigators. A Peer Navigator is an HIV-positive person trained in HIV-specific health issues, self care, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, and disease progression. Navigators offer a valuable perspective on managing HIV based on their personal experience with the illness, training and their experience working with other PLHIV.

Program leader Michael Crate notes, “Online Connec+ was started as a natural extension of the Peer Navigator program. The group will be an open format meeting. We will talk about what is currently going on for participants in relation to their HIV diagnosis. This might include health, treatment or self-care issues, stigma, isolation, disclosure, or dating. Peer Navigators will be there to facilitate the group, or do one-on-one counseling.” Elgin Lim, Positive Living BC’s manager of programs and services adds, “Living with HIV can be isolating, particularly in smaller communities. Online Connec+ can help people feel less alone, allow people to share experiences, and provide an opportunity to make new connections with other people living with HIV, no matter where they are in the province.”

Online Connec+ is open to anyone living with HIV in BC. All genders, sexualities and ages are welcome. The group will meet twice a month on Monday night from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. For more information or to participate, call Positive Living BC’s toll-free number (1-800-994-2437) and leave a confidential voicemail, or email Michael Crate at michaelc@positivelivingbc.org.

Share your experience of sudden loss of physical health after age 60

Visions: BC’s MeWooden bridgental Health and Addictions Journal is seeking a personal experience story from an older adult (60+) OR family member of one!

An upcoming issue of Visions magazine is focusing on Mind-Body and the interconnections between mental and physical health.

Visions’ editor is looking for an older adult (60+)—or family member of an older adult—who is willing to share their story of the mental health impact of a sudden loss of physical health and functioning—maybe from accident, injury, an event related to aging, or a chronic condition that developed only in later-life. They’d like to hear your story of dealing with the loss of functioning (maybe short-term, maybe long-term) and how it affected mental well-being and how that in turn impacts physical recovery. And how you have moved forward to improve overall well-being—or supported a loved one during this difficult transition. Contributors need to be living in BC, and a family member could be any age, and any relationship (partner, sibling, child, close friend!)

Articles are written in plain language with an informal tone. According to the editor, “You don’t have to be a ‘writer.’ If you can write an email or a letter, you can write for Visions!” Articles are only a page and half long and you will have 3 weeks to write it. If you’re thinking of writing an article, you must contact the editor before you begin writing.

Contact: visions@heretohelp.bc.ca

The contributor of an approved article would get a $75 honorarium and at least 3 free copies when the issue publishes in October.

For more about Visions magazine: http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions