NEWSLETTER – January 2020

 

Sign: Volunteer Counsellors NeededCSPC VOLUNTEER TRAINING – STARTING JANUARY 2020

Are you or some body you know looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity to make a difference in the community?
Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors are looking for individuals who would be interested in providing peer support and making connections with fellow seniors in the Chilliwack area! Volunteers are trained and certified to provide one-on-one listening, empathy, and support to fellow seniors and peers. CSPC volunteers are offered the opportunity to meet new people, develop new friendships, and give back to the community!
If this sounds like an opportunity you or someone you know may be interested in please call the office at (604) 793-7204 or email: info@chilliwackseniorpeercounsellors.org to find out more information or sign up!
Join us for a no-obligation Orientation Session on January 10th to find out what volunteering with CSPC is all about!

Orientation Session:
Friday, January 10th – 11:00am – Chilliwack Community Services 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack (Large Board Room)
January-March 2020 Training Details:
Mondays 6:00-9:00pm January 20th, 27th & February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & March 2nd, 9th

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm
January 22nd, 29th & February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th & March 4th, 11th

All training sessions will be held at Remax Nyda Chilliwack BC on behalf of Mike DellaFortuna – 7300 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack


 

CSPC BREAKS A NEW RECORD – OVER 700 CLIENTS!

CSPC has broken a new record…we have served over 700 clients in the past 20 years! This is a huge accomplishment and shows our continual devotion to helping support seniors in the Chilliwack community! Thank you to our counsellors over the last 20 years, your service has been life changing and is greatly appreciated!

 


Sign: Volunteer Counsellors NeededCSPC TRAINING – STARTING JANUARY 2020

Are you or some body you know looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity to make a difference in the community? Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors are looking for individuals who would be interested in providing peer support and making connections with fellow seniors in the Chilliwack area! Volunteers are trained and certified to provide one-on-one listening, empathy, and support to fellow seniors and peers. CSPC volunteers are offered the opportunity to meet new people, develop new friendships, and give back to the community! If this sounds like an opportunity you or someone you know may be interested in please call the office at (604) 793-7204 or email us to find out more information and sign up for our class starting in January 2020!

January-March 2020 Training Details:

Mondays 6:00-9:00pm
January 20th, 27th & February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & March 2nd, 9th

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm

January 22nd, 29th & February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 9th & March 4th, 11th

Note: All training sessions will be held at Remax Nyda Chilliwack BC on behalf of Mike DellaFortuna – 7300 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack


CSPC PUB NIGHT FUNDRAISER – MARCH 7, 2020

Roast beef dinner at our fundraiser

You are invited to the CSPC Pub Night Fundraiser:

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2019
Time: Dinner is served at 6pm
Location: Duke’s Country Pub
Tickets: $15 per person includes a roast beef dinner buffet
Details: 50/50 tickets, Silent Auction! – This event is open to the public (volunteers, clients, friends, family, etc. …anyone over the age of 19+!)

All proceeds from this event go to helping seniors in the Chilliwack community! Tickets can be purchased through the office by emailing us or
calling 604-793-7204.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS SIGN

CSPC Round Table – All Volunteers Welcome!               Jan 16, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm


Feb 14, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm

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WHAT IS A ROUND TABLE? VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THEIR PEERS FOR A MEETING ONCE A MONTH FOR SUPPORTIVE DISCUSSIONS AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

CSPC Round Table – All Volunteers Welcome! Place: Chilliwack Community Services – Small Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving”
-Albert Einstein


December Birthdays

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

Reminder finger with bow on itUpcoming Café Meetups

  • January 2nd – HOMER RESTAURANT, 9th – ROYAL CDN LEGION,16th – HOMER RESTAURANT, 23rd – ROYAL CDN LEGION, 30th – LYNNWOOD RESIDENCE
  • 2020 CSPC Round Table10:00am-12:00pm – All Volunteers Welcome! Chilliwack Community Services – Small Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
  • *What is Connect Café? Connect Café is an event coordinated by the CNHP Society four Thursdays a month. Join fellow seniors to enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea…and some great conversation!

FRIENDLY REMINDER! PLEASE SEND IN YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR DECEMBER IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET THANK -YOU!

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors 45938 Wellington Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7 (604) 793-7204     MONDAY – FRIDAY 9AM-1PM

NEWSLETTER – October 2019

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CONGRATULATIONS TO BOB SAUCIER ON HIS RETIREMENT

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors would like to extend a huge congratulations to Bob Saucier on his retirement! Bob has been a dedicated staff member and volunteer for several years, providing invaluable support and wisdom to counsellors and clients alike. Bob has committed countless hours to represent CSPC at various events throughout the community, and also contributes his time to help other organizations committed to the well being of seniors. On behalf of Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors, we thank Bob for his tremendous service and devotion to helping fellow seniors, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours! “The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life…” – Byron Pulsifer
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FIND CSPC ON FACEBOOK

Are you on Facebook? Come find Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors on Facebook and give us a “Like”! Our Facebook page is a great resource for upcoming events, training sessions, information related to seniors, and more! Find us by clicking the Facebook logo image or by typing in “Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors” into the Facebook search bar.

CSPC IN NEED OF CHRISTMAS PARTY VOLUNTEERS

Summer has flown by, and with fall right around the corner…that means the CSPC Christmas Party is fast-approaching! CSPC is looking for volunteers who would be interested in organizing the Christmas Party on November 30th! We need help with decorating, setting/cleaning up, and overall planning for the event. If this is something you may be interested in helping with please contact the office at 604-793-7204!

SPCBC WELCOMES MEMBERS OF CSPC AS DIRECTORS

Members of Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors attended the Annual General Meeting of Senior Peer Counsellors of BC on September 10, 2019. The AGM provided an update on the great service that the many chapters of Senior Peer Counsellors provide throughout communities in BC. As well, CSPC’s very own Rachel Doucette and Kay Campbell have accepted the roles of President and Vice President of SPCBC, respectively. Congratulations to Rachel and Kay on their exciting new roles!


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CSPC MEMBERSHIP FEES 2019-2020

Have you paid your CSPC Membership Fee for 2019-2020? Membership Fees help CSPC in providing support to seniors in our community, as well as provide Members with voting rights and insurance coverage for volunteering activites through CSPC. If you have yet to pay your Membership Fee please contact the office at 604-793-7204 or drop by between 9a-1p Monday through Friday


Birthdays this monthOctober Birthdays

  • Doug Aldrich
  • Terri Dargatz
  • Alexis Friesen
  • Wanda Hook
  • Irene Lawrin
  • Monica Parker

Reminder finger with bow on itUPCOMING EVENTS

  • Oct 15, 2019 CSPC Round Table10:00am-12:00pm – All Volunteers Welcome! Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
  • Nov 13, 2019 CSPC Round Table10:00am-12:00pm – All Volunteers Welcome! Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
  • What is a round table? Counsellors are invited to join their peers for a meeting once a month for supportive discussions and light refreshments.
  • Nov 30, 2019 CSPC Annual Christmas Potluck 3:00pm-6:00pm Evergreen at Ensley Club House 45900 South Sumas, Chilliwack
  • Connect Café* from 10:00am – 12:00pm: October 3 at Homer Restaurant; October 10th at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280; Oct 17th at Homer Restaurant; Oct 24th at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280
  • *What is Connect Café? Connect Café is an event coordinated by the CNHP Society four Thursdays a month. Join fellow seniors to enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea…and some great conversation!
  • IMPORTANT DATES IN OCTOBER:
  • OCTOBER 14 THANKSGIVING DAY OCTOBER 31 HALLOWEEN

JOKE OF THE DAYJOKE OF THE MONTH I WAS WRONG ABOUT CHIROPRACTORS… I STAND CORRECTED.

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do!” – Unknown
Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors 45938 Wellington AveChilliwack, BC V2P 2C7 (604) 793-7204