In my mind one of the important aspects to the Dr. Peter Centre is the social participation. When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness it can leave them feeling very isolated. I experienced that when I was first diagnosed with MS. My world shrank so much. Id idn't go to work every day and interact with people, people I thought were friends gradually drifted away as they got caught up in their lives and we less in common. I am fortunate that I am mobile but if a physical disability limits a person's mobility he or she may just sit at home, playing on a computer and watching TV. Not much of a life. It is good to get out into the world and realize that no matter what illness you have, you are still important. You are still here and still part of this world.
Presently this program is only available to those in certain districts but if it does well hopefully other areas will participate. If you are interested then be sure to email
I hope you find the beauty around you. Karen Magill, Victorian, Vancouver, Mole Hill, Dr. Peter Centre, History, Thurlow Street