I hope all of you who wanted to get a flu vaccine were able to come in. If for some reason it was not possible to go to the Seniors Centre flu clinics past few days or Oct. 17 and 25 from 1-6 p.m. your doctor will probably be able to provide the flu shot. I understand there was good participation.
According to BC Association of Community Response Networks Oct. 1 was National Seniors Day. At the local level, CRNs facilitate prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults in B.C. In liasing at the provincial level through their Regional Mentors and the executive director, CRNs assist in identifying common themes, barriers and issues which requires work at the regional, provincial and sometimes national level.
SENIORS INFO DAY
There will be a free Seniors Info Day October 25 beginning at 9 am in the Royal Canadian Legion hall. Workshops are sponsored by the Seniors Advocacy Service and Legion Branch 94 including 9 – 10:30 a.m. Doing it Your Way about wills, power of attorney and representation agreements; 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. coffee break; 10:45 – 12 p.m. Medication Awareness. For a small fee lunch is available at the Legion. 1 – 2:15 p.m. Service Canada will discuss CPP, OAS, and disability options. After a coffee break from 2:15 – 2:30 p.m. tax specialist Pat Morton provides some tax solutions. To register call 250-992-1567.
Would someone or a group be interested in sending knitted squares to South Africa? We have dedicated knitters and I don’t want to let them down but find I can’t continue at this time. The last box of squares turned over to me has just been mailed to the Soweto Comfort Club in South Africa. Here they are assembled into blankets.
Ruth Scoullar is a seniors’ advocation and regular Observer columnist.