From left: Better at Home co-ordinator Ashlene Chadburn, TAPS community liaison co-ordinator Maureen Cameron, Valley Community Services finance/administration director Justine Keirn, Nelson-Creston MLA MIchelle Mungall and TAPS assistant co-ordinator Wendy Garland.

From left: Better at Home co-ordinator Ashlene Chadburn, TAPS community liaison co-ordinator Maureen Cameron, Valley Community Services finance/administration director Justine Keirn, Nelson-Creston MLA MIchelle Mungall and TAPS assistant co-ordinator Wendy Garland.

Tips from TAPS: Creston seniors program kicks off 2016 with luncheon

We’re fond of finding any excuse to celebrate, says Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors community liaison Maureen Cameron...

Happy New Year from all of us at the Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors! We’ve been carrying on as usual over the holidays, except that people are feeling the effects of losing several members in the last month, and another this week. While an expected part of life, the experience is different when we’re able to share memories with others.

We’re welcoming Bridget back as she returns from a well deserved holiday with her family. Staff members Wendy and Sarah, along with Nellie and Susan, plus our great volunteers, have done a wonderful job of running the programs. The year began with a New Year’s luncheon party, and heralded the first of many more to come, as we’re fond of finding any excuse to celebrate.

Copies of the 2016 TAPS Calendar are still available. Thanks to Creston Card and Stationery and Black Bear Books who are still carrying them. They are a fundraiser for us, and hope you enjoy the fun we had putting it together.

On Jan. 12 we had a visit from Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall and her staff, and had a pleasant and productive meeting. We appreciate her interest in and support of seniors and in offering access to her office and resources not only for TAPS and Better at Home, but the wider community of stakeholders. Sharing resources is a key factor in finding solutions to any complex issue, and aging in place is one that we are all aware of in our community.

We will be continuing with our youth and seniors connections program throughout the spring with our funding from New Horizons for Seniors and look forward to reporting on what projects we all come up with.

Maureen Cameron is the community liaison co-ordinoator for the Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors, run by Valley Community Services.

Creston Valley Advance

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