NEWSLETTER – March 2019

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  Some Interesting Facts: St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17th each year. What’s New in March? • Changes to Seniors Connect Café
• Connect Café will now happen every week beginning in March from 10 am to 12. The 1st and 3rd Thursdays will be at IHOP. The 2nd and 4th Thursday will be at Homers. • There will be a Roundtable discussion held on March 14th from 10 am to 12 in the Boardroom at CSPC. Hope to see you there! • After a few date changes the Choose to Move information session will happen on March 6th at 11 am. Reminder to pre-register if you are interested in attending. Please call 604-316-7142 to register. • The Chilliwack Seniors Peer Counsellors will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on April 1st. There will be an Open House held from 12 pm to 4:30 pm at CSPC office/boardroom.

Happy Birthday to all those born in March:

  • Rachelle Doucette
  • Trish Keane
  • Diane Powley
  • Peter Kitching
  • Jeanette Schulz
  • Kai Thompson
  • Rose Williamson
  • Alfred Wong
  • Rachelle Doucette
  • Trish Keane


Our President Lorna came across this funny but truthful commentary on Seniors – Enjoy!

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not try to blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT senior citizens who took:

  • The melody out of music,
  • The pride out of appearance,
  • The courtesy out of driving,
  • The romance out of love,
  • The commitment out of marriage,
  • The responsibility out of parenthood,
  • The togetherness out of the family,
  • The learning out of education
  • The Golden Rule from rulers,
  • The nativity scene out of cities,
  • The civility out of behavior,
  • The refinement out of language,
  • The dedication out of employment,
  • The prudence out of spending,
  • The ambition out of achievement or God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!
And, we DO understand the meaning of
patriotism, and remember those who have
fought and died for our country.

  • I’m the life of the party…. Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.
  • I’m very good at opening childproof caps… with a hammer.
  • I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
  • I’m smiling all the time, because I can’t hear a thing you’re
  • saying.
  • I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.
  • I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that’s just my left leg.
  • I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time
of my life!
Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn’t send it back to them.
Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.
They won’t remember, even if they did send it.

Spread the laughter, Share the cheer. Let’s be happy
While we’re here.
AND MAY Canada

See you next month!


Newsletter – January 2019


Happy New Year!!

We hope everyone has had a fantastic Holiday Season! It has been wonderful to relax, recharge, unplug and catch up with friends and family. We look forward to starting a New Year with each and everyone of you!


Events and Reminders

• A new Counsellor training class will begin on Monday, Jan 28th. There will be 10 sessions. The orientation will be on Monday Jan 28th at 9 am. After the initial orientation there will be an option to attend an evening course which will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. If you know of anyone that may be interested in becoming a Senior Counsellor please pass this information on!

• There will be a Roundtable discussion on Wednesday January 16th at 0930. It will be held in the Boardroom adjacent to the CSPC office. All Peer Counsellors are invited. Please RSVP by calling 604-793-7204.

Seniors Coffee (Connect Café) will be at 10 am on Thursday January 3rd at Homers and at 10 am on January 10th at IHOP. Feel free to bring your client with you.

• CSPC Membership dues are payable as of Janary 1st 2019. The cost is 10.00 for the year.

January Birthdays

Birthdays this month

  • Nellie Bennett
  • Delores Hiles
  • Ali Kassam
  • Henry Peters
  • Harry Rempel
  • Theresa St. Denis


Joke of the Day

A senior citizen was chatting with his 80 -year-old buddy.
“So I hear you’re getting married?”
“Do I know her?”
This woman, is she good looking?”
“Not really.”
Is she a good cook?”
“Nah, she can’t cook very well.”
“Does she have lots of money?”
“Why in the world do you want to marry her then?”
“Because she can still drive!”

Food Distribution Pilot Project Started

The Fraser Valley Regional District and FoodMesh have started a pilot project across the region to reduce the amount of food waste being disposed of by finding higher uses.
Every year an estimated 170,000 tonnes of edible food, which is equivalent to 300 million meals, ends up in Canadian landfills. This amounts to an estimated cost of $31 to $107 billion of waste in the production, shipping and fair market value of the food.

The City of Chilliwack is encouraging Industry Food Donations in an effort to reduce food waste and distribute food more efficiently to those in need.

Excerpt from CHC Mail Out December 14, 2018