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Upcoming Programs/Workshops

 

ANNOUNCING A NEW SERVICE

New Parkinson’s & Epilepsy Medication Review & Education Consult Service Medication management of neurological conditions can be complicated and lead to unanswered questions. We are pleased to advise that neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Mohamed Gheis is volunteering his time to offer a one-time consult medication review and education service to our agency clients. Amy Tran, volunteer pharmacist, will be assisting with this project.

You are eligible for this service if:

• You would like a one-time session with Dr. Gheis to help you to understand your Epilepsy or mood related treatment options better
• You have a treating physician who will both authorize this service and be responsible for any follow up treatment ideas.
• You are not currently experiencing a mental health crisis.

Process:

• This pilot program will commence in September.
• We will require your treating physician’s authorization.
• Eligible clients will receive one appointment only.
• One hour appointments will be booked on one Wednesday each month.
• You will be scheduled for an appointment at HeadWay’s office 202-1640 Oak Bay Ave.
• You will be asked to bring a list of your current medications
• During the meeting with Dr. Gheis, volunteer pharmacist Amy Tran will supply you with summary notes from the session.
• Dr. Gheis will send a follow up report to your physician directly
• To request an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Beal, the project coordinator, at 250-475-6677 or via email to lbeal@vepc.bc.ca.


 Drop in program. Pre-registration no longer required! 
 For more info, please contact Maureen Matthew 250-475-6677 or mmatthew@vepc.bc.ca.
 Events are held at the Salvation Army Citadel 4030 Douglas Street (North of Mackenzie)
 Suggested donation at the door of $10 per person or at your discretion

Bowel & Bladder Health with Parkinson’s & Aging
Date: Tuesday January 31, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Donna Ross is a Nurse Continence Advisor. She has worked for Island Community Health providing individual consults on bladder and bowel management. Parkinson’s can induce constipation problems that affect both quality of life and the effective absorption of PD medication. Bladder urgency can keep you and your loved one up at night. So please join us for this very important topic and bring your questions for Donna. 


Brown Bag Workshop:
Pre-Planning for Advance PD Care Needs – A Care Partner Workshop by Maureen Matthew
Designed for loved ones of those with Parkinson’s on their own

Pre-registration is required by contacting Maureen at 250-475-6677 or via mmatthew@vepc.bc.ca
Date: Monday February 27, 2017 
Time from : 10:30-2pm 
Cost : $25 at the door (subsidy available if needed)
Location: Howard Johnson, The Lakes Grillhouse Restaurant

Underground parking available
We all know it’s important to pre-plan but so many of us put it off. End of life discussion can be uncomfortable for us humans. However, preplanning can allow discussion followed by action 
plans that lead us to a sense of relief as we move on with our lives.  
This session is designed to explore this emotional topic in a safe supportive manner. We will acknowledge the richness of change and loss and the many things we can do to enhance our sense of personal control. It will include the kind of practical information to help you avoid some of the hurdles that others have experienced and wished they had known about in advance. Maureen Matthew will facilitate this process with lots of opportunity for dialogue. Practical planning will include health records, legal documents and knowing where to turn for help when you need it.


 Drop in program. Pre-registration no longer required! 
 For more info, please contact Maureen Matthew 250-475-6677 or mmatthew@vepc.bc.ca.
 Events are held at the Salvation Army Citadel 4030 Douglas Street (North of Mackenzie)
 Suggested donation at the door of $10 per person or at your discretion

Financial Benefits You May Not Even Know to Ask About!
Date: Tuesday March 28, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Catherine Laird is a Financial Planner who has lots of experience with seniors and age-related health issues. At this interactive workshop, we will review some of the basics such as Disability Tax Credit, Medical Expense Tax Benefits, home renovation grants, caregiver benefits and property tax deferment options. We will touch on the financial decisions facing many with health issues  regarding whether to move as they age or to stay put in their homes. At this session, Maureen will highlight some special tips related to financial benefits with Parkinson’s including:  
• the brand name Sinemet at the generic price (SPAP card),
• TAP subsidy for medical trips to Vancouver (and travel expense income deductions)
• the ability to have your Pharmacare deductible averaged monthly to ease your cash flow
• eligibility criteria for drug cost subsidy for rasagiline or Azilect
• the half price Taxi Saver program, etc. 
So let’s maximize our pocketbooks together!