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Free info for local seniors

Dogwood Pavilion, a Coquitlam recreation facility for people 50 years of age and older, hosts talks and workshops about health, wellness and more.

Here are a few of the upcoming free seminars:

• Identifying Addiction: This seminar, to be held Tuesday, March 18 at 10 a.m., will look at the three major addictions that older adults may need to deal with: alcohol abuse, gambling and medication abuse. Presented by the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization of BC, the session will be run by a volunteer facilitator, who will examine the risk factors and make suggestions on how to approach a friend or family member if you suspect addiction. The presentation will include practical and usable information, free of technical jargon.

• Senior Fraud: Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from fraud at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26. The growing incidence of senior scams is putting many older adults in harm’s way, threatening to strip them of their assets, their independence and their trust. Join Aida Alves of Home Instead Senior Care Network for this session, where light refreshments will be provided.

While free to attend, these presentations require pre-registration; to register, call 604-927-4386 or register go to


Dogwood Pavilion is located at 624 Poirier St., with the entrance off Winslow Avenue. Free parking is available.



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