Heather Divine, founder and CEO of the non-profit People in Pain Network (PIPN), invites local residents to attend a new group that will meet in Lynn Valley on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

The goal of  the organization is to connect people who live with persistent pain and (and their families) to education, support and solutions.

“For the past 22 years I have been living and managing my own pain  and working to help others learn to adjust their body, mind, spirit and environment to live well with pain,” says Heather. “Studies state that one in five Canadians live with persistent pain and in BC that equals about 800,000 people.”

The group’s mission, she says, is to establish local community support groups, provide leadership training for peer leaders and to bring the Pain Toolkit self management program to all our support groups and to all our members.

The Lynn Valley group will gather in the  library meeting room from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning on January 23.