Yakimovich Wellness Centre

About the Yakimovich Wellness Centre

The Yakimovich Wellness Centre is a place of learning in a large room that seats 60 people and has a full complement of AV equipment. The Centre offers free health education; Self-Management and community programs to adult population as well as peer support groups. The Centre can be booked for staff education both within Island Health and community groups. There is no charge to use the space – if interested in using the facility please contact, Liz McCarter: 250-580-3034 or by email: Elizabeth.McCarter@viha.ca

NOTE:  Due to COVID restrictions, the Centre is not currently hosting in-person sessions.

YWC Education sessions

The Yakimovich Wellness Centre has started offering sessions again. The upcoming schedule of sessions will all be virtual using zoom – this means you get to view the sessions from the comfort of  your own home.

JUNE/JULY 2021 Sessions

Topic: Introduction to Advance Care Planning – Part 1  

DateTuesday, June 29th, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:30am

Session DescriptionWe plan for birthdays, weddings, and even dinner – so why don’t we plan our health care?

What health care decisions are made when you are no longer capable of making them yourself? Who acts as your Representative or Substitute Decision Maker? What are your values, wishes and beliefs?

These are all questions that get addressed during your advance care planning process.

Although Advance Care Planning is often thought of as planning for the end of life, it is really about planning for life, up to and including death.
It is a process of thinking about what is important to you. What are your beliefs, values and wishes for your care?
Advance care planning is also about sharing those wishes, especially with your substitute decision-maker (the person who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself) so that your family and friends know how you would like to be cared for in the future. But lots of resources have too much medical, and legal jargon it’s hard to know where to start.

This two-part workshop, important to register for both part 1 and part 2 as both parts will help you tackle planning with confidence. You will finish having the tools and skills to start the conversation with your friends, loved ones, and health care providers.
Each session is approximately 1.5 hours long, and will help participants get started working on their own plans, and having conversations with their loved ones.

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Topic: Introduction to Advance Care Planning – Part 2

Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:30am

Session Description: We plan for birthdays, weddings, and even dinner – so why don’t we plan our health care?

What health care decisions are made when you are no longer capable of making them yourself? Who acts as your Representative or Substitute Decision Maker? What are your values, wishes and beliefs?

These are all questions that get addressed during your advance care planning process.

Although Advance Care Planning is often thought of as planning for the end of life, it is really about planning for life, up to and including death.
It is a process of thinking about what is important to you. What are your beliefs, values and wishes for your care?
Advance care planning is also about sharing those wishes, especially with your substitute decision-maker (the person who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself) so that your family and friends know how you would like to be cared for in the future. But lots of resources have too much medical, and legal jargon it’s hard to know where to start.

This two-part workshop, important to register for both part 1 and part 2 as both parts will help you tackle planning with confidence. You will finish having the tools and skills to start the conversation with your friends, loved ones, and health care providers.
Each session is approximately 1.5 hours long, and will help participants get started working on their own plans, and having conversations with their loved ones.

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if you see something that interests you and you would like to sign up - please see below

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT!

Community Program being offered at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

Program: Walkers with Walkers! 

Program Description: Bring your walker or walking poles and enjoy a safe, friendly walk outdoors with a recreation therapist and certified fitness instructor Anne Casey. Focusing on proper posture, balance and breathing we will do a loop, or two, as a group stopping for a stretch or exercise along the way. The path is concrete with some areas of packed gravel and circles Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. When allowed we will enjoy social time following our walk. Caregivers and partners welcome to attend as assistants at no cost but must register.

Date: June 28th – July 26th, 2021

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm 

Location of Program: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria BC

Cost:  $25 

To Register: call Cedar Hill Recreation Centre at  (250) 475-7121 (provide course number and or course name)

Course Number: #59251   

COURSE NAME: Walkers with Walkers! 

 

Have questions or need more information?

Contact: Liz McCarter, Restorative Health & Yakimovich Wellness Centre Coordinator
Phone: 250-580-3034 Email: Elizabeth.McCarter@viha.ca

Address: Hillside Seniors Health Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave,
Victoria, BC, V8T 2B7
Official Website: https://www.islandhealth.ca/yakimovich (under development)