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Feb 18
Reducing Caregiver Stress when Caring for a Senior at Home
18 Feb, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Statistics Canada have found that around 28% of the Canadian population aged 15 and over provided care for family or friends battling a long-term health condition or problems related to ageing. Among this group of people, around 39% care for their parents, 8% for their partners, 5% for their child, and the rest to other family members or friends, many of whom are elderly. Most Canadians aged over 65 live with a spouse or partner during their early senior years, and a significant percentage of those aged 85 and over (almost 22%) continue to live with their spouses or partners. Many need support…
Dec 18
Donations and Grants at the Strive Centre Vancouver
18 Dec, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
The last few months have been a whirlwind of developments for the Strive Centre Vancouver. Thanks to MEC and Feel Films, their shelves are stocked with shoes and backpacks for the monthly Nature Walk program. They reached out to MEC and Feel Films and both companies generously donated an ample supply of backpacks and shoes for participants to use. Each participant now has their own pack, which includes bottled water, a rain poncho, and a healthy homemade snack made by participants in the Healthy Baking program. An anonymous philanthropist donated $5,000 towards the Centre’s growing music program. Registered Music Therapist,…
Oct 18
Strive Finalist for Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year
18 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive is one of the finalists for the Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year! Strive was nominated and selected as one of the finalists by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby.  "For a Not-For-Profit organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the Burnaby community and its citizens, and in doing so has made Burnaby a better place to live, work, and play," according to the Burnaby Board of Trade. Thank you for this tremendous honour. Strive relocated its head office to Burnaby last November and this is an excellent culmination to that year. We wish to take this…
Aug 18
A Thinking Ape Ltd. Raises $3000 for Strive
18 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive received close to $3000 from A Thinking Ape Ltd. Huge thanks to their incredible team for organizing everything and coming 2nd place in the Tech's Got Talent lip sync battle. Strive truly appreciates their efforts and creativity! These funds have been allocated towards:  A new computer and speakers for Freedom Place tenants.  A new smart TV for Freedom Place tenants. A new, accessible fridge for Strive Centre Headway New West. This will be utilized by the centre's incredible cooking program. An Arjo lift and sling for Strive Centre Footprints in North Vancouver, as well as a hospital bed mattress.
Jul 18
Headway Member DJ James Shares his Story
18 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
On Wednesday, June 7th, approximately 150 individuals gathered at Queen’s Park in New Westminster to raise awareness for ABI. This event was run by the Strive Centre Vancouver and Strive Centre Headway New West, offering an inclusive venue for participants, caregivers, and members of the community. Food was offered, along with games, swag, dancing, and live music by DJ James. James also gave a fantastic speech and told his story of recovery. Below is his speech. Hi. Most of you know me as DJ James but today my name is just James. I suffered my stroke in August of 2010.…
Jun 18
An ABI Survivor Makes Waves with Pool Therapy
18 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Weekly pool therapy has changed Kevin Fuson’s life and restored his mobility. Exercise has been and continues to be an essential component in Kevin’s recovery process. His dedication to recovery, positive attitude, and volunteering efforts are exemplary. Kevin sustained an Acquired Brain Injury and experienced significant memory loss. Eventually his memories returned and became a source of motivation. For two and a half years he didn’t even consider getting out of his wheelchair. The return of his memories changed his perspective, especially when he could recall playing hockey from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. prior to his injury. Kevin played…
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