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The Caregivers' Journey: A free four-week series focusing on building skills to deal with the challenges and opportunities in caregiving Tuesdays, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m., starting Feb. 14 at North Shore Community Resources, Room 203, 935 Marine Dr.

The Caregivers' Journey: A free four-week series focusing on building skills to deal with the challenges and opportunities in caregiving Tuesdays, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m., starting Feb. 14 at North Shore Community Resources, Room 203, 935 Marine Dr. (Capilano Mall), North Vancouver. Registration: 604-982-3320 or karyn.davies@nscr. bc.ca. Seniors Gathering: A free drop-in program for an informal get-together and chat from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. The Feb. 14 gathering is all about Valentine's Day and participants are encouraged to wear red. For more information, phone 6049983460 or visit www.nvcl.ca.

Caregiver Tax Credits 2011: Learn how to take advantage of all the deductions and credits available with accountant Gabrielle M. Loren, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m. at North Shore Community Resources, 201935 Marine Dr., (Capilano Mall) North Vancouver. Caregiver Tax Credits 2011 will also be offered as a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-8: 30 p.m. Registration or for more information, phone 1-866-396-2433 or visit www. careringvoice.com.

Seniors Connect: A free event where participants will have the opportunity to meet likeminded individuals, create new friendships and spark interesting conversations Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m. at Churchill House Retirement Community, 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver. RSVP by Feb. 15 to Nicole at 604-904-1199. A light lunch will be served with live entertainment provided by Rosemary Storm.

Lionsview Seniors' Planning Society will hold workshops on seniors' concerns and make action plans to enhance the quality of life of North Shore seniors. Schedule: Feb. 16, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m., (Farsi group) City of North Vancouver Library, 120 West 14th St. and Feb. 17, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m., Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. These sessions are open to anyone who wants to participate. Registration: margaret@dixoncoates. com or 604-985-2324.

North Shore Memories and More: A free 12-week, twohour social recreation program designed for people with mild to moderate dementia and their family caregivers Thursdays, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m., beginning Feb. 16 in North Vancouver. Participants will learn coping strategies, experience laughter and meaningful moments and connect with others with similar challenges. Registration required: Julie, 604-984-6414 or memoriesandmore@live.ca. Shaping the Journey - Living with Dementia: A program for families and caregivers who are coping with the impact of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease Mondays, Feb. 20, 27, March 5, 12 and 19, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. The program is designed specifically for people experiencing the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. It is also intended for care partners, family members or friends. Registration required: 604-984-8348 or ksutherland@alzheimerbc. org. For more information, visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

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