Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jin Shin Do

North Vancouver Chronic Pain Support Group(NVCPSG)would like to take this time to say a welcoming "Merry Christmas".
Our next meeting will be Wednesday December 15th, at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. We meet from 1pm to 3pm, in showing respect to the speaker, please arrive a little early to have your greetings over and ready to listen at 1pm, many thanks.
Our speaker will be Sandra, she will be presenting "Jin Shin Do".
All are welcome to join with us and there will be time for discussion after the speaker.
Tea,coffee and biscuits are offered, by donation, thanks to the Lynn Valley Seniors Association.
Merry Christmas everyone.

Monday, November 15, 2010

an occupational therapist to speak

Hello 'Pain buddies', would love to see you come out to here news from an occupational therapist point of view. Come hear some new knowledge, and technical updates plus give some helpful input into the conversation; so that our speaker can go away with knowledge of how to address our common and not so common problems with mobility, and our activities of daily living, ADL's. This is where OT's shine, so come and find out more.

We meet this month on Wednesday, November 17th 2010, from 1pm to 3pm, at Mollie Nye House, at 940 Lynn Valley Road. There is easy access for any disability. Parking is plentiful on the west side, in the church parking lot, or there a few Handicap/Disability spots closer to the building on the east side. Too confused, don't worry leave us a message and we will get back to you. Send an e-mail with your questions to

I believe that many of you came to the event, and will be celebrating and discussing some of the of events from the "Pain Forum" from November 13th 2010, last Saturday.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Helpful tips for scooter and wheelchair users

October 2010 Access Transit Newsletter, from Translink

Wheelchair and Scooter Training Moves into the Community

Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) is now taking its Wheelchair and Scooter Training Program, which is generally held at the Vancouver Transit Centre, to locations throughout the Metro Vancouver region. The Program offers training sessions for seniors and persons with disabilities, in which CMBC trainers work with individuals to teach them how to maneuver wheelchairs and scooters into position on buses and how to navigate the system in general.

At a recent session near the Edmonds Community Centre in Burnaby, participants increased their confidence level in using transit. “I really didn’t think I would be able to do this,” said one woman. “Now I can get to Save-On and the cleaners by myself.” A man using a walker confided that he had always been afraid that he might be able to get on a bus, but not get off - that changed, with the Wheelchair and Scooter Training Program!

These “mobile” training sessions can be set up through TransLink’s Access Transit office. Just call 604-453-4587 to make arrangements.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Coming Events



Saturday November 13,2010 from 10 am to 4 pm
Education Forum on Living with Chronic Pain
Speakers include:
1. Dr Pam Squire
2. Dr Roger Shick
3. Update on the zoster vaccine to prevent shingles
4. Dr Navid Ali
5. Dr Patrick McGowan
6. Susan Freeborn
7. Dr. Kim Graham

Tickets $15.00, includes lunch
available at the Kay Meek Centre Box office
ph; 604-913-3634 or on line at
Address: 1700 Mathers Avenue,  West Vancouver, V7V 2G7

ph: Heather at 604-929-0286

Change of meeting dates for the remainder of 2010

Please note this is a change; to every third Wednesday of the month and will continue until the end of the year.

This change effects the following meeting dates the meeting location remains the same (Mollie Nye House):

December 15th 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 23rd meeting

Hi Everyone,

The September meeting is coming up on Thursday, the 23rd and the speaker will be from the Environmental Health Society of BC and the topic will be Multiple Chemical Sensitives (MCS). 

Hope to see you!
Take care,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Google Friend Connect

Hi all, I am not at all knowledgeable about the management of this Blogging but it has come to my attention that YOU could follow this North Shore Chronic Pain Support Group and it's comments on Google Friend Connect. You can find the link to the right side of this page. You will then be notified when someone makes a comment and then you can add comments and follow others. This type of technology is for the young but we can all learn something new very day! (I hope it is not the same thing every day or you may have a problem but then you wouldn't know would you?) Ha-ha. It's good to keep your sense of humour, it is medicine too, did you know? Laughter increases your endorphins and that is a great hormone to have, don't understand then type "endorphins" in the address box at the top of the screen and go from there. Anyway give it a try, be open to new things, it keeps you connected and therefore brings you alive.

August26th 2010

Welcome followers of the Chronic Pain Support Group, (C.P.S.G.) we meet next at Mollie Nye House. The address is 940 Lynn Valley Road, easy Highway access coming east or west.
We begin our meetings promptly at 1pm and finish at 3pm. As we have a speaker, could you please come 5 minutes earlier, so you can be settled and ready to participate, to first listen and then ask questions. Please bring paper and pen for question time.
For those of you who are used to the wonderful "Ladies of Mollie Nye" providing tea, coffee and cookies, please bring your own and some to share, if you are "able" for those who are not. Thanks.

Quote for the month; "Just because you didn't see it doesn't mean it isn't there!"

Now I'm sure excited to know who our speaker is this month, well I will not keep you waiting!
This month we are so pleased to introduce to you the fabulous, Ms Susan MacLean, President of our Vancouver ME/FM Society. This group began as two separate groups and has grown to a fabulous collaboration of minds,energy and spirit. (I hope I have that right)

Friday, July 2, 2010

No July Meeting

Welcome readers and followers of the North Vancouver Chronic Pain Support Group Blog.

We will not be having a meeting in July 2010 due to summer vacations.

So let me tell you who will be our speaker for August.
We have Susan MacLean the president of the ME/FM Society. She will be sharing information about her journey I'm sure and the coalition of the ME and FM groups into one larger more powerful group. They recently held a forum which many of our group attended. I'm sure that there will be time for your questions.
They have a successful news letter which is another opportunity to gain information, or you can write an article yourself.
Dr Bruce Carruthers is the Medical Adviser.

We are wishing you a Happy Holiday, and look forward to seeing you in August.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dr Naran is the speaker

Welcome to the North Vancouver Chronic Pain Support Group Blog.

We welcome you to join us on Thursday June 24th at Mollie Nye House,Senior Center at 970 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver. It has easy access off the highway. We meet the fourth Thursday of the month, so mark it on your calendar. We have a full range of holistic healers, inside and outside of MSP care spectrum.

We are pleased to welcome Dr Minesh Naran, M.D., C.A.F.C.I.. He has a very busy family practice in Central Lonsdale but his focus extends to Muscular Pain Specialist treatments. Dr Naran includes Trigger Point Therapy, Laser and Acupuncture in his range of healthy healing techniques.

Now you have the date and time you need the time! We meet from 1pm to 3pm. With consideration to others and respect to the speaker, please arrive and settle quickly and quietly. There will be time to talk, swap experiences and numbers. The seniors center provides coffee, tea and cookies, and ask for a donation in return.

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 27th 2010

Welcome readers and followers of the North Vancouver Chronic Pain Support Group Blog.

Our next meeting is May 27th 2010, from 1pm to 3pm at Mollie Nye House.
Please feel free to drop in and join us for tea or coffee.
Mollie Nye House is a Heritage house, situated at 940 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver and is run by the Lynn Valley Seniors Association.

We have no speaker arranged at this point but come the day we may have someone drop in at the last minute. Please feel free to come, share and listen to others stories. You maybe surprised to find others who are going or have been thorough the same situation that you are experiencing.
This group has been a blessing to many and I'm sure that you will find many like minded people. The group is very respectful and considerate of one another and confidentiality is of up most importance. In showing personal respect, please remember to come early so that you are not walking in on someone sharing.

Please remember
to take all possible measures to leave all your fragrances at home in their bottles, sprays and atomizers. Be kind and considerate to those of us with "Multiple Chemical Sensitivities"

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lise recovery program

If you were just thinking about going to the 12 week recover program, then get up and do it.
We start, this Tuesday, May 4th 2010.
We have a group already but there is still room.
Our group will run from May 4th to the end of June.
Then we will re group in September after the summer break.
So if your still on the fence then call Lise or leave a message for us here.
Come along to our first meeting and see what it is all about.
You can get control of your pain and suffering, this is your chance.
Don't let money be the barrier to better health.
Come and find out about the creative financial proposal to ensure no-one misses out due to financial restriction.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lise on Life for mind + body wellness

North Shore Chronic Pain Support Group (NSCPSG) is offering a special program for those of you suffering from chronic pain and want a change.
Learn how to "reinvent" yourself with mind and body rejuvenating techniques.
Learn trusted steps to increase your immune system, change your mood, lower stress levels, and keep your brain young.
You can find out more by talking to Lise at 604-222-2215 or email at, and check out her website and sign up for her news letter at
NSCPSG are planning to start a North Shore 12 week recovery program beginning early May through June then finishing in September.
Space is limited so call to reserve your spot quickly.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thursday, April 22nd 2010

All Welcome: chronic pain sufferers, family and their support.
Next meeting: April 22nd 2010, the last Thursday of the month.
Location:Mollie Nye House, dining room, 940 Lynn Valley Road, Lynn Valley.
Time: 1pm to 3pm.
No speaker this month but some in our group will be sharing information on treatment - non-medical that they have accessed and their subsequent effects. Come learn, listen, share and make new friends.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

march 25th 2010

NSCPSG wishes to invite all chronic pain suffers and family/caregivers to join us on March 25th 2010, at Mollie Nye House, from 1pm to 3pm, 940 Lynn Valley Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver.

We are pleased to introduce Valerie, she will be speaking about Nutrition for Health and Recovery (Healing Foods), and Heart Math. Valerie is also a Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant, and she is a Reflexologist practicing on the North Shore. Valerie was one of the professionals that took part in the Reflexology study, that some of our group were participants.

Come and find out more, bring your questions to our next meeting, March 25th 2010. We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the same location. Mollie Nye House/Lynn Valley Seniors Center are pleased to provide cookies, coffee and tea for a small donation.

Available Physicians of B.C.

To find a doctor accepting new patients go to the College of Physicians and Surgeons at or call 604-733-7758 for more information. You can reduce your search to a particular area to make it easier to find someone in your neighbourhood.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

march 4th

Please mark your calendars for March 4th 2010.
We will not be able to meet in February, due to the Olympics.

All welcome, 940 Lynn Valley Road at Mollie Nye House.
1pm - 3pm.