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Caregivers Retreat Reclaiming Ourselves: A Journey Inwards for Caregivers

Friday, September 8, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, September 10, 2017 (All day)
Bowen Island

Caregivers Retreat
Reclaiming Ourselves: A Journey Inwards for Caregivers

Hosted by: PLAN Institute
Date: September 8th - 10th, 2017
Location: Bowen Island Lodge, 380 Cardena St, Bowen Island
Rates: Single Occupancy $300, Double Occupancy $450 (Register online)

About the Retreat: Being the primary support for a loved one who is vulnerable or who has a disability can be an all-consuming and sometimes overwhelming experience. Some of us feel isolated, exhausted and disconnected from ourselves outside of our caregiving role.

This special weekend retreat was developed by and for family caregivers to allow for the chance to relax, rejuvenate and connect with other caregivers in a beautiful setting. The weekend involves a gentle schedule of activities including nature walks, painting and collaging, sharing stories, guided meditation, as well as alone time for personal reflection and relaxation. All delicious meals will be included.

We invite you to join with other caregiving individuals and couples who are looking for a renewed sense of self and deeper intimacy with their partners, friends, and community.

We hope this will be a wonderful break in your busy lives to share rest and rejuvenation with others.

Rates are subsidized and include all meals, two nights accommodation, as well as any activities. We are extremely grateful for the generous donations that make this retreat so affordable!

We hope that this opportunity will give you a chance to take a much deserved break from your busy lives, to relax and share the experience with other caregivers. There will be no expectation of you other than to enjoy yourself.

Note: *Space is limited to 18 participants

For more information please contact PLAN at 604-439-9566