Life Skills

Develop life skills.

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

The New Year is always a good time to make new resolutions.  Perhaps you’ve been meaning to make a will or an advance care planning document, create a plan for a natural disaster, work on a creative project, or declutter your home.

But sometimes it is difficult to actually sit down and get stuff done!

Sometimes all it takes is to commit to a time to get stuff done, and feel motivated to uphold that commitment. Many people find it useful to work independently on a project around other people who are also working independently on a project – it’s like positive peer pressure.

Our NVDPL librarian is offering two sessions via Zoom where you can show up, share with others what your task is, then turn off your camera and microphone and Get It Done on your own.

Our librarian will not be able to give you any specific legal or other advice, but will be on hand should you need help with finding the right website or organisation to help you with your task.  Stay on Zoom as long or short as you like, and if you want to, you can check in at the hour and two hour mark to share your progress on your project and celebrate getting it done!

We are offering two sessions; you can attend one or the other or both.

 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-4471, ext. 8175. 

 

 

Location:
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In this series, we will explore some of the issues concerned with aging and illness. We will also discuss the challenges that caregivers face, as well as the support and resources that are available for them.

 

Week 1 (Feb.9th)

Robin Rivers – Resources for Caregivers/ Caregiver  Burnout

Looking after an older family member or friend can be rewarding, challenging and exhausting all at the same time. Robin Rivers from Family Services of the North Shore will highlight support and resources available on the North Shore, and how to avoid caregiver burnout.

Robin Rivers is the program manager for seniors and caregivers at Family Services of the North Shore. She coordinates volunteers who provide phone support and walking companionship for seniors and caregivers, leads workshops for caregivers at community partner locations, and welcomes phone calls and emails from caregivers and seniors.

 

Week 2 (Feb. 16th)

Katie Kearney – Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is when health professionals refer patients to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing

Katie is the community Connector for Social Prescribing in North Vancouver working out of Parkgate Society. She works one on one with seniors to help them find programs and resources to improve their lives.

 

Week 3 (Feb.23rd)

Dr. Paul Sugar and Dr. Marylene Kyriazis will speak to us about support for palliative care patients and their families.

Dr Paul Sugar, a palliative care physician on the North Shore, sees patients for pain and symptom management as well as for end of life care at home.

Dr Marylene Kyriazis, a clinical pharmacist, is the co-founder and CEO of the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation. Marylene, through the Palliative Support Centre, helps patients, families and caregivers dealing with serious illness. The Centre is a place where patients feel at home in an atmosphere that provides comfort, connection, guidance, advocacy and support.

 

 

This program will take place in person, in the Enid Dearing Room at Parkgate Library.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8154.

 

 

 

Location:
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In this series, we will explore some of the issues concerned with aging and illness. We will also discuss the challenges that caregivers face, as well as the support and resources that are available for them.

 

Week 1 (Feb.9th)

Robin Rivers – Resources for Caregivers/ Caregiver  Burnout

Looking after an older family member or friend can be rewarding, challenging and exhausting all at the same time. Robin Rivers from Family Services of the North Shore will highlight support and resources available on the North Shore, and how to avoid caregiver burnout.

Robin Rivers is the program manager for seniors and caregivers at Family Services of the North Shore. She coordinates volunteers who provide phone support and walking companionship for seniors and caregivers, leads workshops for caregivers at community partner locations, and welcomes phone calls and emails from caregivers and seniors.

 

Week 2 (Feb. 16th)

Katie Kearney – Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is when health professionals refer patients to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing

Katie is the community Connector for Social Prescribing in North Vancouver working out of Parkgate Society. She works one on one with seniors to help them find programs and resources to improve their lives.

 

Week 3 (Feb.23rd)

Dr. Paul Sugar and Dr. Marylene Kyriazis will speak to us about support for palliative care patients and their families.

Dr Paul Sugar, a palliative care physician on the North Shore, sees patients for pain and symptom management as well as for end of life care at home.

Dr Marylene Kyriazis, a clinical pharmacist, is the co-founder and CEO of the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation. Marylene, through the Palliative Support Centre, helps patients, families and caregivers dealing with serious illness. The Centre is a place where patients feel at home in an atmosphere that provides comfort, connection, guidance, advocacy and support.

 

 

This program will take place in person, in the Enid Dearing Room at Parkgate Library.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8154.

 

 

 

Location:
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In this series, we will explore some of the issues concerned with aging and illness. We will also discuss the challenges that caregivers face, as well as the support and resources that are available for them.

 

Week 1 (Feb.9th)

Robin Rivers – Resources for Caregivers/ Caregiver  Burnout

Looking after an older family member or friend can be rewarding, challenging and exhausting all at the same time. Robin Rivers from Family Services of the North Shore will highlight support and resources available on the North Shore, and how to avoid caregiver burnout.

Robin Rivers is the program manager for seniors and caregivers at Family Services of the North Shore. She coordinates volunteers who provide phone support and walking companionship for seniors and caregivers, leads workshops for caregivers at community partner locations, and welcomes phone calls and emails from caregivers and seniors.

 

Week 2 (Feb. 16th)

Katie Kearney – Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is when health professionals refer patients to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing

Katie is the community Connector for Social Prescribing in North Vancouver working out of Parkgate Society. She works one on one with seniors to help them find programs and resources to improve their lives.

 

Week 3 (Feb.23rd)

Dr. Paul Sugar and Dr. Marylene Kyriazis will speak to us about support for palliative care patients and their families.

Dr Paul Sugar, a palliative care physician on the North Shore, sees patients for pain and symptom management as well as for end of life care at home.

Dr Marylene Kyriazis, a clinical pharmacist, is the co-founder and CEO of the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation. Marylene, through the Palliative Support Centre, helps patients, families and caregivers dealing with serious illness. The Centre is a place where patients feel at home in an atmosphere that provides comfort, connection, guidance, advocacy and support.

 

 

This program will take place in person, in the Enid Dearing Room at Parkgate Library.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8154.

 

 

 

Location:
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us at Parkgate Library to practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

Please note: this program will take place in person in the Enid Dearing Room.

 

Registration required. Click "Registration: Program"  or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or email: myhillm@nvdpl.ca.

 

 
Location:
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

 

Instead of meeting onsite, this program will be delivered via Zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/89563743500?pwd=U1pFNTlFSHd3ZHYxa3k2cWlZRkNRdz09

Meeting ID: 895 6374 3500
Passcode: 111522

 
 
No registration required. For information, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
Location:
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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