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Care BC is excited about the Province of British Columbia's commitment to expanding respite care and adult day programs. The families who access services at our Family Respite Centre tell us that temporary respite care helps them avoid burnout. When caregivers get the breaks they need, they can look after their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes for a longer period of time. We look forward to learning more the details about this expansion in the near future.
Our latest newsletter is now available online; check out our website for the latest edition (as well as previous editions). Each edition of the newsletter also recognizes the latest members of our Macaulay Club - organizations who have made a donation of $500 or more to our charitable programs. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Thank you volunteers! View photos from our Volunteer and Staff Appreciation Event in April, celebrated at the Family Respite Centre. Volunteers who help build confidence, competence, connections and community. We thank our volunteers for their contributions at the FRC - helping create a home-like environment for guests, and our Meals on Wheels volunteers who deliver to homebound seniors and individuals across Vancouver and Richmond.
Earlier this year Ralph Sultan, MLA West Vancouver-Capilano addressed the Legislature about the growing need for Respite Care, and specifically mentioned Care BC’s proposed future plans to develop a second Family Respite Centre on the North Shore. Thanks for recognizing Care BC as a leader in providing short-term care for seniors and their families and raising awareness about the need for more respite centres in B.C. View the March 7th Chamber Video online (at approximately 1:49:15 pm)
Effective April 1st, 2018, our meal prices will be increasing. Please see our guidelines page for all the new prices. Although Meals on Wheels is a charitable service – the price we charge is less than the cost to produce and deliver meals – the kitchens that prepare our meals have raised prices due to increasing food costs.
We have an urgent need for Chinese-speaking Meals on Wheels volunteers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors in your community across Vancouver and Richmond. If you are available weekdays from 10 am – 1 pm, please give us a call. Volunteers do not need a car - you can be paired with a driver - and we can accommodate flexible schedules if you aren't available every day. If you've thought about volunteering before, please give us a call to learn more （604）733-9177 ext. 107.
Thank you EVERYONE who helped make our Meals on Wheels 50th Anniversary Dinner & Dance Fundraiser a success! The event (at the Westin Bayshore with MC Fred Lee and entertainment from The Fab Fourever) raised over $200,000!
We're excited to begin planning for a new Respite Facility (similar to our current Family Respite Centre in Vancouver) in the District of North Vancouver. The District of North Vancouver council received an update on the Delbrook Lands at the July 24th meeting; Care BC plans to operate a Respite Centre with operational funding provided by Vancouver Coastal Health. We are still in the very early stages of planning and will provide updates (including funding considerations) throughout the process; we look forward to partnering with the Catalyst Community Developments Society to build the Respite Centre as part of the larger redevelopment of the site. Read more about the Council Meeting in this article from the North Shore News.
Fraud Alert: Please be advised, we received a report that a person approached a Meals on Wheels client wanting to collect payment on an outstanding invoice. Care BC DOES NOT collect Meals on Wheels payments at clients' homes. Our volunteers (for their own safety) are NOT ALLOWED to accept payments. Invoices can be paid at our office, by phone or by mail. If anyone approaches you at your home for bill payment, call 9-1-1. Please also inform our offices of any suspicious behaviour.
We have expanded our selection of frozen meal options. There are now 10 meal options available for order. Read the full list of frozen options or call (604) 732-7638 for more information.