Come to the "Living with a Disability" Conference in February

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BCCPD is delighted to partner with March of Dimes Canada,  Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Stroke Recovery Association of BC on an upcoming event.

Living with a Disability, Health and Wellness Information Day will include sessions on:

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Stroke Recovery, Muscular Dystrophy, Polio/Post-Polio Accessible Travel
  • Coping with Depression
  • Respiratory Care
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan and other financial matters
  • Conductive Education®
  • Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
  • Display Booths, and much more

Date: February 28/13, 9 am to 4 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Broadway, Vancouver

Registration Fee: $10.00 Attendees/$25.00 Health Professionals

Download the Registration Form.

If you have any questions or are interested in having a booth please contact:

Gemma Woticky | March of Dimes | gwoticky@marchofdimes.ca, 1-800-263-3463 x 7207

New ME/CFS & FM Support Group

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Starting October 31, 2012

A support group has begun for people living with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and FM (Fibromyalgia).

The main focus of the group is for members to support each other through acceptance, compassion and understanding, around the challenges of living with ME/CFS and FM. They do this through sharing of personal experiences, emotions, thoughts and reflections. Members look to each other not so much for advice as for empathy, connection and recognition of our shared experiences.

The group meets once a month, in the BCCPD Board room. Skype attendance is available for people who are physically unable to make meetings.

BCCPD is pleased to support this new group by providing meeting space.

For details, please visit the group’s website at mefmgroup.wordpress.com.

BCCPD's new meditation resources

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BCCPD’s Wellness & Disability Initiative/AIDS & Disability Action Program is delighted to announce two new resources featuring well-known Vancouver meditation instructor, Deborah Prieur. Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction and Self Care is a video introduction and Guided Meditation on the Breath and Body Sensations is an audio guided meditation.

We are excited to offer this compelling and accessible introduction to Mindfulness meditation and welcome your feedback (email wdi@bccpd.bc.ca).  Access these resources through the links above or visit BCCPD’s YouTube channel for our complete collection of videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBCCPD.