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Mar 19
Tricks to Navigating the Maze by Patrick Clark, Assisted Living Tenant
This is the simplest way to have a positive outlook. While the following isn't meant to deal with any severe condition, be it physical or mental. It is indeed amazing how much of one's state of mind is under their control. People choose their awareness to any given environment on a moment by moment basis. However, with the multitasking and distractions of the modern world, to say nothing of how quickly it moves, this awareness can frequently get lost in the labyrinth of input, resulting in the adoption of a negative outlook. This is due to the fact that most attention-grabbing…
Jan 10
Fundraising for Footprints Reaches the $3000 Mark
Thanks to recent fundraising efforts by our outstanding team, we have raised $3000 towards the expansion of Strive Centre Footprints in North Vancouver. Our three Craft Fair Fundraisers in 2018 included Mother's Day Tea, a sold out Paint Nite event, and our Christmas Craft Fair. Sincere thanks to Blueridge House and all our staff and clients at Footprints. An extra special thanks to Bonnie and Peter Berger, owners of the Frame Shop, for generously donating an incredible array of jewelry, decorations, knickknacks, Christmas-themed items, and Webkinz. Also, thank you to Garnet MacMullian for amazing donations, and of course, everyone who…
Jan 4
Strive Centre Vancouver Awarded a Grant for 2019
4 Jan, 2019. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
We have some excellent news to report at the start of this new year. Strive Centre Vancouver's Music Program has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3300! This financial support will allow the Centre to maintain current music therapy programming level of 2 hours per week. Heartfelt thanks to Music Heals Canada for supporting us for the 2nd consecutive year! This program invites all abilities and levels to explore the therapeutic value of music. Increased memory, cognitive benefits, and stress reduction are all associated with music therapy. Community connection is increased through musical exploration with others. Check out…
Dec 14
Bud’s Story, an Assisted Living Tenant
14 Dec, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Bud has been an Assisted Living tenant with Strive for five out of ten years since he experienced a spinal cord injury. During his recovery process, professionals told him he would not be able to complete daily tasks the same as before. This information lead to feelings of depression for eight years and weight gain. Bud lost the weight over the last two years and would like to inspire others in a similar situation.   During his recovery shortly after injury, professionals told Bud he should not expect to improve or make progress. After learning this information, Bud lost hope…
Dec 12
A Home Share Contractor Wins $1000 from our AIL Referral Program
12 Dec, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Congratulations Elizabeth Bauden, lucky winner of $1000 from our Assisted Independent Living (AIL) Referral Program in 2018! The AIL Department very much appreciates the contractors who have taken the time to refer their friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours to our program. Contractors receive a $25 bonus when they refer someone to the AIL program and they successfully apply. If the referee completes their application and a client is successfully placed in the home, the contractor receives a $300 bonus. For every contractor who refers someone that completes their application and successfully has a client placed in their home, we enter…
Nov 15
Freedom and Liberty’s 10 Year Anniversary
15 Nov, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
A million thanks to the following individuals/organizations who contributed to the success of both Liberty and Freedom’s recent 10 year anniversaries parties.  Prizes from Amorosa Restaurant, Landmark New West, Landmark Guildford Centre, Guildford Mall, Zenny MacDonell, Arthur Lee, Anna Ha, Strive Living for gift certificates Grand Central Consignment in New West who treated us to an afternoon tea/shopping event to help us prepare for this special night. Blanche McDonald students (Josie West and Irene Chin) who donated their time in beautifying both Liberty tenants and staff. Raj Sushil who contributed to our champagne toasts. Our lovely volunteers for the nights:…
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