This page is dedicated to providing support resources and information for caregivers and seniors. Here, you will find handouts, official government links, videos and information on how you can join and receive support through virtual resources online or by telephone.
> Caregiver Coloring Book and the Practice of Mindfulness
> Self Care Workbook
> Caregiver Mental Health During COVID-19
> Caring For Seniors in The East Kootenays
> Coronavirus Prevention – COVID -19 Outbreak
> How to Connect With Social Distancing
> How to Make a Backup Plan During COVID-19
> If You Need to Go Out
> The Impact of COVID-19 on Caregivers
> When and How to Wear a Mask
> Useful Technology for Caregivers During COVID-19
> Ways to Practice Self Care
> Attending A Zoom Support Group
> Columbia Valley Resource Listing
> Kimberley Resource Listing
> Golden Resource Listing
> Fernie Resource Listing
> Creston Resource Listing
> Cranbrook Resource Listing
> Public Health Agency Canada
> BC Centre for Disease Control
During the COVID 19 pandemic we have virtual support groups running in six regions in the East Kootenay. Please call the office to get in contact with your local support group facilitator 250-489-0802.
*Please note that you must first register and receive a confirmation email that will include the Zoom link.
Step 1: Call one of our office at 250 489-0802 or one of our local facilitators to join the group.
Step 2: Choose which Virtual Support Group you would like to register for:
Step 3: Our facilitators will then send you out an invite to the meeting by email
Once you receive and invite to one of our zoom meetings please click on the link to join.
If you have not yet used ZOOM, and wish to learn more about it, please click on the link below for general instructions, according to which device you will be joining through.
For those of you who will be joining the meeting by telephone, please refer to the instructions below.
Note: If you have already joined the meeting via computer, you will have the option to enter your 2-digit participant ID to be associated with your computer. If you have not joined on your computer, simply press # again when prompted to enter in your participant ID.
Do I need to download the Zoom App to join the Virtual Caregivers Support Group?
You can join the support group from your phone or your computer and both ways require you to download an App.
I don’t have a smart phone or WiFi connection. How do I join a Zoom through teleconferencing or audioconferencing, using a traditional phone?
If you do not have a microphone on your PC/Mac, do not have a smartphone, or are unable to access a WiFi network, there are options to using your traditional phone to join the Zoom meeting.
Call the number indicated in the meeting invitation and you will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID & Password. For further questions, or support contact your local support group facilitator.
How do I mute and unmute myself?
How do I turn on my video?
Will the group be recorded?
No, we do not record meetings.
Will my information be kept confidential?
Yes, we do not share, trade or sell your name/contact information.