CRNs At Work

APNI CRN Celebrates Seniors’ Birthdays Together

The South Asian APNI CRN had a lively celebration for 75 senior member (of the Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre) birthdays on October 1, 2022, at Shanti Niketan Hall of the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Surrey. Then Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum also joined the festivities.

Photos: G. Sharma

Vancouver Grandview-Woodland CRN Raises Awareness at Health and Wellness Fair

The volunteer team of the Grandview-Woodland CRN and the Grandview Woodland Community Policing Centre were spreading the word of crime prevention, senior safety, and pedestrian safety at this year’s Health and Wellness Fair at Britannia Centre in East Vancouver on Oct. 21.

The team returned to Britannia Centre on Oct. 28 for an info session on senior pedestrian safety.

Photos: Grandview-Woodland CPC Twitter

Castlegar CRN, Kootenay IRIS Program Celebrate Fall, Multiculturalism with Seniors, Spread the Word on Senior Resources

In addition to their regular coffee and lunch socials with the community’s seniors, the IRIS Crew have put on Thanksgiving lunch, fall craft classes, BINGO, a lunch and learn on diabetes and nutrition, hosted a Wellness Expo where nursing students administered flu shots, and 16 community organizations and businesses provided services and resources to seniors, and networked at Nelson’s Seniors Fair.

IRIS was also nominated for the Business Excellence Award, the Social Award. Congrats to the teams!

Be sure to give their Facebook page a like for more photos and to receive the latest news from the program.

Photos: Kootenay IRIS Facebook

Chinese CRN Celebrate Seniors, Promote Wellness and Adult Abuse Prevention

The Chinese CRN and MOSAIC have been busy connecting with Chinese-speaking seniors all month with virtual health fairs, wellness workshops, and hosting in-person social events.

Like and follow the Chinese CRN Facebook page for the latest events and workshops.

Tri-Cities CRN: Living Healthy and Wellness Expo 2022 – Another Success

By Ken Kuhn, BC CRN Regional Mentor – Fraser Valley East

Once again—amazing speakers, exhibitors, catered lunch by Christine’s Catering (sponsored by the Tri-Cities CRN), good participation by attendees, and great draw prizes! The event held on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, at the Coquitlam Continuing Education Centre. (Thanks again for their support.)

Some of the speakers included: Carolyn Glazier speaking on the StayHome-Living website created for seniors; Barbara Morgan speaking on Emergency Preparedness for Seniors; Ken Kuhn speaking on Immunization for Seniors; Sandra Skinner speaking on Adult Cognitive Wellness; and Rav Sidhu speaking on the Douglas College Training Group where they offer free classes for seniors.

Draw Prize winners included: John De Jong, Mia Lee, Sue From, Darlene Jacob, Jeanne Goodrick, Marilyn Melville, Pauline Cheam, Carlos Munoz, Jan Jasienczyk, and others

This event was partially funded by the TCSAS, Tri-Cities CRN, New Horizons for Seniors Program, and Coquitlam Continuing Education Centre.

Note: This article was first published in the Tri-Cities Seniors’ Action Society’s Stay Connected newsletter on Oct. 9, 2022. The text has been edited for length for E-Connector.

Photos: Tri-Cities Seniors’ Action Society

(Header Photo: Vancouver Grandview Woodland CRN, Grandview Woodland Community Policing Centre)

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