Circle of Care is on the move!


Please plan to attend the Circle of Care annual general meeting on April 28 at 2 p.m. at the fire hall. Come and hear exciting announcements about developments in our collaboration with local, county, and state agencies to serve our community better. Our agenda for the meeting will look something like this:

1. Financial report (all our financials are posted on our website at

2. Executive director report

3. Outgoing president report by Galen Wood

4. Incoming president report by Chris Cameron

5. Status report from adult family home steering committee

6. Keynote speaker (TBA: watch for APB announcements)

You may want to know, what does Circle of Care (CofC) do?

We connect residents with agencies, resources, and individuals (both volunteer and professional) that can assist them in staying, safely, in their homes and community.

We collaborate with service agencies, family members, professionals, and volunteers to provide residents with the support and assistance they need to live and thrive in Point Roberts.

We are catalysts of the energy, ideas, and positive intentions present in our community to ensure that Point Roberts is a safe and supportive place for residents to age in place and to raise their families.

Come join us! Currently we are seeking members and volunteers to serve in these roles: Neighborly assistance with errands and chores (collecting prescriptions, shopping and delivering groceries and other essentials, meal prep or delivery, sorting and taking out the trash/recycling, pet care, minor home maintenance/repair, lending a sympathetic shoulder, visiting and keeping someone company, providing an hour or two for respite care); social media/website maintenance/support; grant writing/fundraising bereavement committee members (more information about this to come).

Circle of Care and Point Roberts – we’re on the move! Circle of Care and Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) have recently signed an agreement to provide twice-weekly van service to and from Bellingham and Blaine. WTA will donate a van to the Circle of Care 501c3 and funds to operate the service. C of C will hire drivers and a dispatcher with the intention of connecting our residents more efficiently and consistently with services and products in mainland Whatcom County. This is a one-year pilot program which will be continued indefinitely provided that the community embraces it, utilizes the service, and steps up with workers and volunteers to ensure its success. For more information, please attend the AGM on April 28 and watch for more information in the APB and local news groups.

Circle of Care will host another Advance Care Directive Workshop in May (date and time TBD but likely to be an evening time). These workshops have been well-attended and the feedback we receive has been excellent.

Do you know the difference between a health care agent (a trusted friend or family member, of your choosing, who will provide guidance and input on medical decisions should you become incapacitated) and a power of attorney (a trusted agent you appoint to make financial and/or medical decisions for you)?

At these workshops, you will decide who you will ask to be your health care agent and prepare an Advance Care Directive document to provide that person with information about your wishes. If you need someone to make financial decisions for you, you should seek guidance from your attorney or accountant.

As always, C of C wants to remind you of our durable medical equipment loaner program – whatever you might need to assist your medical needs/illness and surgical recovery. From walkers and canes to knee scooters and crutches, from commodes to toilet lifts, from shower and bath chairs to transfer poles, if you need it, we likely have it. Please check with us by calling 360/945-5222 before you purchase or lease any equipment. We also have various and sundry incontinence products, blood pressure machines, medical bandages and miscellaneous supplies. Again, please check with us before you buy or rent!


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