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Local Volkssport Club will host a non-competitive five/10kilometre walk in the Ambleside area of West Vancouver Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. Free for new participants. Info: Verni, 604682-8390.

Local Volkssport Club will host a non-competitive five/10kilometre walk in the Ambleside area of West Vancouver Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. Free for new participants. Info: Verni, 604682-8390.

Comfort Keepers will host free support and information sessions for individuals caring for aging parents or family members with chronic illnesses at home, in long term care or assisted living facilities the third Tuesday of every month, from 10: 30 a.m. to noon at 206-1801 Welch Ave., North Vancouver. RSVP and info: 604-998-8806 or sherryjia@comfortkeepers.ca.

Movember Guys Yoga: Men only are invited to try one free yoga class Mondays, 7: 30 p.m. during the month of November at Jaycee House, 1251 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-995-1970.

Diabetes Awareness Month: Real Canadian Superstore will

offer diabetes risk assessments. during the month of November at 333 Mount Seymour Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: drugstorepharmacy.ca.

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement: Options for Optimal Menopause: Naturopathic doctors will discuss healthy options for hormone balancing during menopause, Wednesday Nov. 28, 7-8 p.m., Park Royal Shopping Centre, south mall community room (entrance by the Bank of Montreal). Learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes for a more vibrant you. Pharmacist Roberto Conte from the Village at Park Royal Pharmasave will also be on hand to answer questions. To register, phone 604-925-2560. Cost: $5 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Bipolar: A screening of the film It's Not Just a Bad Day Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Menta Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-987-6959 or northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca.

A Mobile Blood Donation Clinic will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1-8 p.m. at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: blood.ca.

Accessing Healthcare Services More Effectively: Presentations from local healthcare providers Thursday, Nov. 29, 1.30-3.30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Learn about how to access community support services, planning for transitions from the hospital into the community and how to communicate more effectively with physicians and a healthcare team. Info and registration: Karyn, karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca or 604-982-3320.

Diabetes - What You Need to Know: A Canadian Diabetes Association presentation that will address risks, warning signs, prevention and how to live well with diabetes. In Farsi, Thursday, Nov. 29, 7-8: 30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.

Life in Residential Care: A workshop focusing on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a residential care facility Thursday, Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Participants will learn about the changes to the role as a caregiver, how to enhance visits and strategies for working effectively with a care team. Fee: $10. Registration required: 604-984-8348.