Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Feb 19th 2024

12 present, 2 attending on Zoom. Melanie Circle chaired. At our meeting on Monday evening, Denise Chisholm gave an informative presentation on grief, followed by a rich discussion. For those who missed the meeting, you can view the Slides for Presentation on Grief. Denise also followed up with an Article by Doug Bell, Notes about Self-Awareness, and a Poem on Deep Listening she wanted to…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Nov 27th, 2023

The meeting was in-person and using Zoom, and was well-attended; Carol W chaired. “Experience with MAiD“. In this heartfelt and informative presentation, Noba Anderson shared her journey with her dear friend Jan, whom she supported through the MAiD process. Noba took us on a photo journey that began with her father’s death, and how this influenced Jan’s desire to have…

Way to Go Meeting Minutes, Oct 23, 2023

Fourteen people attended the meeting in person, and four using Zoom. Betsy Young chaired.  After a time of sharing, Kathleen Monahan introduced us to Nav-CARE, a free volunteer navigation program offered through Quadra Circle. Nav-CARE  supports people with declining health to live as well and independently at home for as long as possible. Specially trained volunteer navigators help clients access…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Sep 19, 2023

17 people came in person, 3 using Zoom. Betsy Young chaired. After a rich time of sharing, Theresa Lavoie gave a dynamic presentation on “Downsizing”, which hit many chords with the audience. “Leaving it to the kids to sort out” is, she pointed out, not a thoughtful strategy. Theresa had comments on why we may find it difficult to part…

Way to Go Meeting Minutes, April 17, 2023

Betsy chaired the meeting with13 present, and 2 joined in using Zoom. After a time of sharing, Michael Mascall and Jody Rodgers told us about the Quadra Island Foundation, which has been in existence for 3 years. Michael and Jody shared how the organization started, how far they’ve come, and the intent of the foundation, which is to support a…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, March 20, 2023

13 of us met in Room 3 of the QCC, and 2 by Zoom. Carol Foort chaired. We watched a video presentation “Community-Supported Dying – the Story of Mary Morgan”. A group of three people in Powell River – Julia Adam, Laurie Norman and Anna Byrne – who met in a Death and Dying book club assisted their friend Mary through…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Feb 20, 2023

Way To Go Feb 20th Meeting Minutes 13 of us met in the main hall of the QCC, and 4 joined using Zoom, which Matthew kindly facilitated. Heather Simpson chaired the meeting. After a rich time of sharing, Laurie North talked about “My Mother-in-law’s Home Death”.  She spoke about how this death brought family together in a beautiful way, the gift…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Jan 16, 2023

17 of us met in the main hall of the QCC, and 6 over Zoom, which Matthew kindly facilitated. Carol W chaired. Sally Houghton gave a presentation on “Estate and Personal Planning Documents” Sally explained in ordinary language the usefulness of the Power of Attorney document and Representation Agreement while we are alive, and a Will after our death. She…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Nov 21, 2022

15 of us met in the main hall of the QCC, with Besty Young chairing. After our time of sharing, John Grimstead, chair of the Quadra Island Cemetery Society (QICS) came and gave a presentation about the Quadra Island Cemetery. The first burial in the cemetery took place in 1915. Although all burials are recorded and mapped, the records between…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Oct 17, 2022

14 of us met in the Main Hall of the QCC, and 2 joined by Zoom, kindly facilitated by Matthew. After a rich time of sharing, Terry Peebles gave a beautiful and heartfelt talk about her experiences with death. She told us about her daughter Gabrielle; what it was like to parent a child who was not healthy, how much…