Darlene is a member of the West End Seniors’ Network. She shares her experiences of being the primary caregiver for her spouse as well as dealing with the aftermath of the loss of her partner. WESN heartily thanks Darlene for sharing her story.
Watch the 5-minute video here or on our Facebook page.
Resources for Caregivers
3 Bridges Community Health Centre: 604-736-9844
Disability benefits, CPP: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability.html
BC Bereavement Helpline: 604-738-9950
Handy Dart transport: 604-953-3333; http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Guide/Accessible-Transit/HandyDART.aspx
More Information about Stories of Success
Stories of Success is funded by the Government of Canada and the Baptist Church. The series of videos was directed by Spencer Isaac of Stillwater Creations.
Stories of Success covers a number of topics. These include depression, mental illness, lung surgery, hip replacements, alcohol addiction, as well as many other challenges. These inspiring people overcame their challenges and are stronger as a result.
We hope that by sharing these videos, you also feel empowered to share your story or seek help.
About West End Seniors’ Network
The West End Seniors’ Network is a hub for seniors. Located in West End Vancouver for 30 years, we aim to improve the quality of life for 55+ adults. Whether it is social, educational, or recreational programs, it fosters connection and inclusion within the community. WESN wishes to recognise the funding contribution of the Ministry of Employment and Social Development, New Horizons for Seniors Program.
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