L’Arche introduces new pilot project

Sharing Side By Side gets seniors involved

  • Dec. 2, 2015 8:00 a.m.

L’Arche Comox Valley announced last week, the launch of an exciting new pilot project: Sharing Side by Side.

Bringing together seniors – with and without developmental disabilities – participants will be invited to share life stories, memories, joys and achievements. Storytellers will then decide if they want their stories to be recorded as a legacy or private keepsake: written in book form, through a photo presentation, audio, scrapbook, artwork, collage, poetry or a short movie.

A recent Canadian Community Health Survey has determined a link between social networks and health outcomes – social isolation tends to be detrimental to health, while social engagement and attachment are associated with positive health outcomes.

Sharing Side by Side will offer participants the experience  of community involvement, friendship-building, plus the pride of producing a unique, lasting keepsake to share with others.

The project runs from November 2015 to April 2016 and has been met with such enthusiasm that there is already a waiting list.

If you or someone you know would enjoy participating, contact the L’Arche CV office before the week is out.

For more information  to become involved in similar future projects, contact  the L’Arche Outreach Centre at 250-871-6288 or email orc@larchecomoxvalley.

L’Arche Comox Valley is a community of people with and without developmental disabilities sharing life together and celebrating the unique value of each person.

 

Just Posted

Elizabeth May juggles Island tour to make stop in Comox

Green leader takes exception to latest tactics from the NDP over minority government question

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to campaign in Port Alberni

Singh joins Courtenay-Alberni candidate for rally to kick off final weekend before election

Comox Valley Regional District agrees to Union Bay governance study

Process will consider whether community should convert services to the region

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

Campbell River homicide suspects arrested in Vancouver

Two men remain in custody, but have not been charged

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island

Starting in May 2020 students from Vancouver Island can pursue a career in sonography

Elizabeth May confirms plan to eliminate fish farming in open ocean pens

Green Party leader stops in Qualicum Beach as part of Island campaign

STRIKE: WFP and USW are back at the table for mediation

“No further updates until either an agreement is reached or one party or the other breaks off talks”

Pole-climbing thieves pilfering wire in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Repairs are costly and thefts jeopardize public safety

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

Most Read