Talking about Parkinson’s

Talking about Parkinson’s

We encourage you talk to the person with Parkinson’s and your family about how you will navigate this together Consider discussing what being a caregiver might look like now and in the future as Parkinson’s it might also be a good time to talk about future care and what each of you would like in the event that either one of you has a medical emergency and cannot speak for yourself

Changing Roles

At the beginning of the journey the relationship you share with the person with Parkinson’s may not change much You may be more of a care partner that is you are partnering together to care for one another if Parkinson’s advances to a point that reduces a person’s independence you may find yourself moving from partnering role to a care giving role it can be easy to let words like caregiver become labels that take over your identity This new role is only part of who you are as a complete person And a caregiver you also have Parkinson’s and common questions include How will care giving change my work finances independence and the dreams I had for our life How quickly will Parkinson’s progress How will my role as a partner family member or friend change as Parkinson’s progresses How can I adapt to these changes Will I have the skills and strength to do what is needed What will happen if can’t manage.

This was written by Emily patersonMay Flowers

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Christmas Craft Fair

Another Successful year the goodies sold really well and Ken Biron did a wonderful job as  Mcing  and thanks to all of  the Volunteers and staff of Handy Circle Resource Society and all the Vendors who did a wonderful Job also a big thanks to Lorraine Young with all of her Christmas Cards and Jade Young with her reborn babies.

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Another Successful year of the loonie action, thanks the the staff and the volunteers  and we would to thank Jade young for selling edibles cookie dough  and thanks to Stephanie Dix for selling the Baked goods & Thanks to Ken Biron For selling the 50/50 tickets& the MC on Sunday & thanks to Judy Dix on Saturday in selling the loonie action tickets


loonie auction

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Christmas Craft Fair

We are having another year of the Christmas craft fair On Sunday November.9th 10:00am to 4:00pm & Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm 950 Kerry Street, Prince George  50/50 License# 115040 Draws on Nov.9th & Nov.10th. for more information (250) 563-1852





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In October, we celebrate the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)—a long-term savings plan designed to help people with disabilities prepare for their financial futures. We have created a guide for community organizations and individuals to help raise awareness and get more people informed about the RDSP. We recognize that the ability to plan for your financial future gives people the opportunity to enjoy the present and look forward to the future. So, for this month, we’re asking, how would the RDSP help you to play in your present and future? How would you #PlanToPlay?1. Add the RDSP Awareness Month sticker to your profile picture on Facebook! • Click on “Update” and then “Add Frames” on your profile picture icon. • Search “RDSP Awareness” and select one of the four options.2. Participate in our #PlantoPlay challenge by sharing a photo or video of yourself having fun or doing something you enjoy. 3. Send us your RDSP story to share the impact it’s had on your life. 4. Call your local MP to share your story, promote the RDSP, and ask if there are supports in place for people who need it. 5. Host a local event at your organization to celebrate the RDSP. 6. Share information about the RDSP with friends, family and others who may be impacted by its benefits.7. Assist someone with opening an RDSP at their local financial institution.8. Distribute the RDSP brochure to your clients, friends and family.9. Use the RDSP calculator at to calculate your potential earnings. 10. Connect with us by using the hashtags #RDSPAwarenessMonth #RDSP #PlanToPlay



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Committee membership includes a range of individuals with disabilities, seniors, service providers with disabled community, and interested persons from the general public with a commitment to increasing accessibility for for persons one or more of the following types of disability:

. Mobility                                           . Developmental

. Agility                                               . Mental illness

. Hearing

. Speaking

After the Rick Hanson Man in Motion Tour, Council created an advisory committee in 1987 to look at accessibility issues in our community. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA)  strives to “remove physical and social barriers which impede the full participation of people with disabilities and seniors in all of community life.” Since its inception, PGACA has made a great deal of progress in working toward creating a barrier-free community and for universal inclusiveness for all residents. The Committee continues to provides assistance to Council regarding matters of accessibility. Representatives are involved in a number of significant initiatives related to transportation, housing, infrastructure and recreation. Council is most appreciative of PGACA advice on addressing the needs of those individuals with special needs.I admire the dedication of those who volunteer on the committee and on behalf of my Council colleagues I extends our thanks to the PGACA members for their valued contributions toward enhancing the quality of life for all residence of Prince George. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA) is a Council Committee that services to provide advice to Council and solicit feedback from the community on matters which effect persons with disabilities,seniors,those with access issued and all citizens. The committee works cooperatively with Civic Departments and other Committees,Commission and Boards whose activities may effect persons with disabilities. The committee seeks to provide expertise and advice on directions for the future planning of municipal services, programs and facilities to ensure full participation of all persons. The Committee works hard to ensure that persons with disabilities, seniors and  those with access issues are aware of the committee’s existence and mission to identify and overcome social and physical barriers.






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Thanks To The Boston Pizzas

Thanks for all your donations for the loonie auction  and all your support

Boston Pizza

102-841 Central St W
Boston Pizza
2500 Vance Rd
(250) 562-1414
Open ⋅ Closes 12 a.m.
Boston Pizza
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fraudBeware of tax fraud schemes If you get a call or email that sounds like a scam it probably is.

When the CRA contacts you,  it makes sure your personal information is protected.

The CRA will never:

. ask for personal information by email or text message:

.request payment by prepaid credit card:

.Share your tax information with another person or Organization, Unless you have agreed that it can be shared:

.leave personal information on an answering machine:

. threaten or use nasty language .

.When in doubt check my Account or call 1-800-959-82181

. To learn more about your personal income tax and benefit information,

and to manage your tax affairs online.

go to

For information on scams or to report deceptive telemarketing,  contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) online at

or toll free at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information by mistake contact your local police service

For more information go to



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Support DABC

About us.  Our mission is to support people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal,  full participants in the community . We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services community,  partnerships advocacy research and publications

FRONT LINE SERVICES Our Advocacy Access Program provides one on one assistance with provincial and federal (Canada Pension Plan Disability ) income supports and other benefits

Our TAX AID DABC program helps PWD and PPMB recipients to file their income taxes year round Access RDSP helps people with the Disability Tax Credit and with opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Our projects respond to community need and increase people’s ability to participate and contribute

Growing Partnerships  We stay connected with a large network of community organizations across BC and regularly provide them with updates about issues of importance to the disability community

Free PUBLICATIONS We publish a range of capacity building self-help   guides and advocate resources in reader friendly language Resources are provided free of charge either by mail or from our website:

Thanks to Emily Paterson for this and Stephanie Dix for writing it on the blog.



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Loonie Auction

Another year of Loonie Auction it is a Two Day Event  Doors open Saturday October.26th 2019 Ticket sales starts at 10AM to 4PM , and Doors Open: Sunday October .27th Ticket Sales starts at 10AM to 2PM or until the Prizes are gone  Draws Starts at 2Pm Sharp Sunday October.27th  Location: 950 Kerry Street, PG  250-563-1852

How it works tickets are $1.00 each  . place your ticket or tickets  in the BAG  next to items you wish to win!  . That’s IT



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