Facilitated Sessions

When: Last Saturday of each Month
Where: The ANAVET’s Hall at Mt. Lehman, 30346 McNeil Ave., Abbotsford B.C.
Time: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Contact: mtlehmansidebyside@gmail.com

NEXT SESSION: October 27th, 2018

Our Guest Speaker will be from Pivot Point – a Social Service Agency for children and adults with diverse abilities throughout B.C.

Our October Meeting is scheduled for October 27th,with coffee/muffins set for 9:30am and our guest speaker to start at 10am. We are meeting at the ANAVET’s HALL again.

Pivot Point is sending a behaviour interventionist to speak to covering preventative behaviour management strategies for de-escalating behaviour that is becoming a concern. Oftentimes, the care recipient will get stubborn about taking medications, or act out with the caregiver. Some can get aggressive etc.  There are many other types of behaviours.


We have changed the venue for our Sessions….The ANAVET’s Hall at Mt. Lehman, 30346 McNeil Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C.  (5900 block on Mt. Lehman Road, west of railway intersection.)

Our SIDE BY SIDE project features support sessions on the last Saturday morning of the Month, where interactive presentations on identified health issues are shared by health professionals and fellow caregivers. Each session is facilitated by our Community Support Coordinator, a professional experienced in caregiving and support. Topics may include:

Mental Health
Heart Disease
Children needing care
Nutrition & Obesity


Come and meet others dealing with the similar issues, and where ongoing support groups and resources of respite care may develop.

Coffee and/or muffin and lunch are included at the sessions for participants.  We realize the importance of a safe space and healthy nourishment for caregivers and any who need an extra “break time”!

Upcoming Sessions:


  • October 27th
  • November 24th  (our last session)


  • 9:30 am – Coffee, muffins
  • 9:45  Informal Sharing
  • 10:15 – Education Presentation
  • 11:00 – Short break
  • 11:10  –  Presenter will continue
  • 12:00 – Hot soup lunch