Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie CRN
A sub-committee of the Seniors Network, the CRN hosted an online event on Feb. 14 to bring seniors together to share their stories of love while enjoying games, music, and prizes. “This is helping us to focus on the love and compassion we have for our community our clients and each other! COVID has challenged us in countless ways, but the message that remains is that we always have a choice to focus our energies and attention on what is good in our worlds,” said the society. (Quote source: Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.)
Vancouver Island (Central and North) CRNs
The CRNs are preparing to launch a series of presentations and workshops for youth and older adults on the topic of abuse and neglect. Presented by Regional Mentor Jane Osborne, the first presentation takes place (safely) in person on March 3 at the LSS Library in Ladysmith. Advance registration is required. For more information, please follow BC CRN’s Facebook and Twitter channels for details.
The CRN, via the Cranbrook Age-Friendly Committee, celebrated Christmas last December at the Tamarack Mall. Volunteers handed out grab bags full of community information, including BC CRN merchandise, locally-made cookies and candy, and small toys for the kids. “It was lots of fun and gave us an opportunity to talk to lots of shoppers,” says Coordinator Sandy Zeznik. (Photo: S. Zeznik) The CRN also hosted a free online presentation of It’s Not Right! to educate bystanders on the signs of adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect on Feb. 25.
(Photos: S. Zeznik)
The CRN hosted an online Valentine’s Day party for seniors on Feb. 14. The program included a variety of activities, including games, sharing stories, and opportunities to socialize. On Feb. 16, 145 Tri-Cities’ based seniors were treated to a free movie matinee showing of Death on the Nile at Cineplex Cinemas in Coquitlam, complete with popcorn. All participants were required to show vaccination passports and to wear masks during the showing. (Source: Tri-Cities Seniors Action Society)
The CRN and the Increasing Recreation In Seniors (IRIS) program developed and distributed free Personal Records In Medical Emergency (PRIME) kits to households through local drug stores. Since 2014, the CRN has distributed thousands of kits to the community. “The kits are a great way to add an additional measure of safety an [sic] ensure responders have important information about your health,” says Coordinator Sandi McCreight. (Quote source: Castlegar News)
(Header Photo: S. Zeznik)