Eye Opener

Mouthpiece of the

Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise

Proceedings of the Meeting of May 15, 2014


O Canada


Invocation:  Sam







  • Elizabeth Rose and Danny Birch from the Nurse Next Door organization spoke to us this morning. Elizabeth began by noting that: 17% of Canadians are senior citizens and that number will increase to 25% within 20 years, 25% of Canadian families support a senior for at least 20 hours per week and 60% of family caregivers have full time jobs as well. Nurse Next Door was created to address these growing numbers. Founded in 2001 and franchised in 2007 Nurse Next Door is now found in over 60 communities nation wide. The organization was created to help keep clients independent in their own homes, active and engaged. Nurse Next Door also works in the neo-natal and child care areas. The caregiving companions provided by the company work with each client as needed: this includes live-in, daily, part time or as often as needed. Caregivers also travel with clients if necessary. All Nurse Next Door caregivers are screened, bonded and insured. Cost for the service are based on the level and amount of care needed and can be subsidized depending on the type of care or services provided. Brian K. thanked Elizabeth and Danny.


Club Business:

  • Rotary Moment: Samsara profile: the Samsara Society has been our Club partner in our projects in Thailand. The society works with local contractors in Thailand to ensure the viability, transparency and accountability of all projects undertaken. Samsara has been the overseer of 41 school dormitory constructions, 25 canteens, 5 libraries and 73 school water purification system installations.

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