Central / North Vancouver Island

Chapter  President: Joyce Taekema   email me

Next meeting date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Location: Eden Gardens, 2nd floor meeting room, 1917 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00 pm

Topic: “Food Security and Impact on Seniors: Strategies for Screening and Connecting Seniors to Local Food Resources”.

Presented by: Heather Tant

Heather’s bio: “As a dietitian, I have known the impact of malnutrition on decreased function, quality of life, increased morbidity and mortality and increase health care costs. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition due to food insecurity and social isolation. In my current role as Manager for Chronic Disease & Nutrition Therapy been I have been involved in several strategies, hoping to bring attention to the importance of nutrition and affect positive changes in our work including: local site (NRGH) investigator for the Nutrition Care in Canadian Hospitals research; integrating malnutrition screening into the electronic admission documentation (IHealth), and advocating for the inclusion of food security screening in primary care and across care transitions.”

Click here for meeting details…October 15 2018 flyer

Please note:

Entrance/exit to Eden Gardens requires a code: Please contact Joyce Taekema   email me to obtain the code

(A receptionist will be available to assist you with entrance until 5:00.)

Food will be provided for this meeting with gluten free/dairy free options.

RSVP to mailto:taekema@shaw.ca if planning to attend.

Drop in fee for non-members: $10.

Direct link to membership application: http://gnabc.com/registrationform/form.html


Additional Notification from Piera Jung, nursing instructor Vancouver Island University:

“We are moving forward with the next phase of What Matters project by putting on two community dialogue sessions, Oct. 16 & 23 to share out the findings and implications from the What matters most video.  Can you please help us to distribute the attached poster so we can expand our reach for participation from the community?  We hope to generate conversations with all those interested.  If you have any questions, please let me know.”   Piera.Jung@viu.

What Matters Dialogue Poster


Upcoming Meetings: November 19, 2018