We Provide Support Groups.

Support groups help you:

  • Get information about what to do, whom to call, where to go
  • Share practical ideas
  • Access community resources
  • Receive emotional support
  • Learn coping strategies to deal with anger, guilt, isolation, and hopelessness
  • Rediscover the joys of caring for a loved one

Each support group has a local facilitator and is a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential place to get local help and information.
Support groups meet monthly in:

  • Cranbrook
  • Creston
  • Fernie
  • Golden
  • Invermere
  • Kimberley
  • We Provide Phone Support

    Phone support, toll free throughout the East Kootenay, is your first contact. Our telephone support and information line provides:

    • Information about local support groups
    • Emotional support, debriefing, and day-to-day coping strategies
    • Resource information about your community
    • Access for caregivers at a distance (in B.C., Alberta etc.) to get information about what is available in the East Kootenay for their care recipients.

    We Provide Education and Advocacy.

    Education and Advocacy is provided for caregivers to empower themselves. We work closely with a number of partner organization throughout the province to ensure caregiving issues are heard and made visible. We provide:

    • Online Handouts and Resources for Caregivers
    • Links to other organizations supporting caregivers
    • Resource information about your community
    • Information about webinars, and educational initiatives currently taking place.

    We Provide In Person Support Visits
    In person support visits help caregivers to:

    • Explore coping strategies to deal with feelings of anger, frustration, guilt, and helplessness that many caregivers feel.
    • Reduce the isolation felt by caregivers by coming together in a supportive environment.
    • Navigate the health care system and access support and information.
    • Receive emotional support and practical tips.

    Where do you start?

    Reach out We are Here to Help.

    Contact By Email

    Toll free 1 877 489-0803
    Cranbrook  250 489-0802
    – If you are a senior or a caregiver of a senior who needs help beyond our services help is now a call or a click away through the new province wide initiative, Safe Seniors, Strong Communities. By simply dialing 2-1-1 or filing in an online form at www.bc211.ca, Seniors 65 and older can request volunteer help with grocery shopping, meal preparation, and prescription pick-up, or a friendly check-in call.

    Educate Yourself

    Access our website for resources and information

    We offer local information about caregiving as well as provincial resources available to caregivers.