Caregiver Support 

A Caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid care and support at home, in the community, or in a care facility to an adult family member or friend who is living with a disability, is chronically ill, elderly, or palliative. As a caregiver you might be….

…. supporting a spouse, or friend at home after an acute illness.                     …. assisting your aging parent with making decision and planning for the future.                                                                                                                 …. visiting a family member who is living in a nursing home.                         …. supporting an adult child with a disability.              

Caregiving can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it is also common for caregivers to experience increased stress, health problems, and financial consequences. Without support, caregivers can ‘burnout’ and become unable to continue providing care. For the sake of your own health, and that of the person you are caring for, it can helpful to find out how to take care of yourself and ensure you get the support you need.

Supports we offer:

• Direct support for Individuals and/or Families        • Educational Sessions       • Outreach to Various Groups & Organizations within the Community               • Referrals and Information about Community & Health Care Services               • Support Groups             • Caregiver Workshops    

A few topics covered in the Educational Sessions:

• Dealing with Emotions                    • Setting Boundaries and Letting Go         • Overcoming Challenges                 • Give Yourself a Break!

What are Caregiver Workshops?

Caregiver Workshops are an escape for the caregiver for an hour or two. Workshops help caregivers focus on their needs: ‘Learning How to Breathe,’ ‘Caregiver Yoga,’ ‘Expressive Art’ etc… these workshops enable caregivers to relax and express themselves in a variety of ways, without much talking.

What can you expect from a support group? 

• Connect with Other Caregivers          •  Explore Challenges                             • Learn New Skills

A support group gives people the opportunity to: 

• Share/Gain Wisdom                            •  Refresh their Spirit


For more information please contact,

Suzanne Taylor

Caregiver Outreach & Education Coordinator    

604-531-9400 Ext. 4


Parkinson Support Group

White Rock/South Surrey

1st Wednesday of each month 1:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.

Seniors Come Share Society

15008 26th Ave Surrey, BC

Radio Call –in Shows presented by Red FM

The times vary based on the stations programming so please call to confirm times or check the website news section.


Caregiver Resources 

Click on the following links for more resources

A.L.S. Society 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

BC Brain Injury Association

BC Cancer Agency

BC CEAS (BC Center for Elder Advocacy and Support)

BC Association of Community Response Networks

BC Schizophrenia Society

Bereavement Helpline

Chronic Disease Programs

CNIB – Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Family Caregivers Network Society

HAFI (Home Adaptations For Independence)

HandyDART Services

Health Link BC Dietitian Services

Health Link Nurse Line

Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon

Legal Services Society of BC

Mood Disorders Association of BC

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

North Shore Caregiver Program

Parkinson’s Society British Columbia

Seniors’ Distress Line

Stoke Recovery Association of BC

The Arthritis Society BC/Yukon Learning Centre

VCH Caregiver Support Program