NEWSLETTER – August 2018

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CSPC Annual_BBQ_2018 Reminder

Our Annual BBQ

August brings our annual BBQ on August 17th at the Gwynne Vaughan Park on Hope River Road. David, our webmaster, will be the chef again this year. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be supplied. Please let us know if you and your client will be coming 604-793-7204 as we need to know how much food to buy. Also, if you or your client would rather not eat hot dogs or burgers feel free to bring whatever meat you want and we’ll be pleased to cook it for you on the grill.  

What to bring? Yourself and your client and a salad or desert or whatever you want to eat other than burgers or hotdogs which are provided. Also, something to sit on would be good too.

Last year's group picture
Last year’s BBQ group picture
Heart - Love Our Volenteers

VOLUNTEERS WANTED SIGN


TRAINING SESSION STARTS SEPT 12, 2018

Volunteers wanted appealChilliwack Senior Peers Counsellors is a volunteer non-profit support service ready to help seniors. We provide one on one listening, empathy and information to seniors to enable them to help themselves.
We train you. A training you may find helpful for yourself. Gets you out and enables you to meet others in the community. If you are new to Chilliwack, retired and wanting something to do. This volunteering
position will wind up taking you about an hour a week. Our training session by Helene Long for volunteers starts on Sept 12th at 9 am at the Chilliwack Community Services offices at 45938 Wellington.

Call 604-793-7204 to register.


Fundraiser for Senior Resources Society

 Senior Resources Society Fundraiser posterAugust 10th at Chances Casino 8180 Young Rd. For more information call Susan Tegtmeier at 604-793-9977.

 


Happy BirthdayBIRTHDAY’S IN AUGUST

  • Dieter Bohnert
  • Jeene Breedon
  • Donna Etcheverry
  • Carolyn Meeres
  • Gerdie Vanderveen
  • Jan Miscich

Letters & envelope on a chalkboardLetters To The Editor

We invite our readers to send letters about what it is like to be a volunteer. Or comments about anything volunteering for seniors. We will be adding a “letters to the editor” type section.

 


  My trip to Israel

by Susan Houle.
-We experienced an EARTHQUAKE. Very exciting indeed.
-We saw and heard a battle taking place in Quneitra, Syria. Very sad.
-We spent time in Palestinian Authority controlled Bethlehem. It was graduation day for high school students and they were celebrating in the streets.
-We attended a Palestinian church there. A bittersweet experience.
-We spent a day with holocaust survivors. AMAZING!
-We shopped in the market places of the Old City. We bartered. My daughter was called “a tough lady” by more than one shopkeeper. ??
There was also a marriage offer on behalf of a nephew. ??
Hmmmm… very interesting!
-We had a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We all stayed in the boat.
What an adventure!
Now I am glad to be back in Canada. There is no place like home.


Pointing HandYOU.  Are wanted here!

At The Next Free Training by Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors. Next training orientation begins Wednesday, September 12th, 2018, from 9:00 to noon at 45938 Wellington Ave. Training is free and will continue on Monday’s and Wednesdays. Registration is easy. Simply phone 604-793-7204 and leave your name and number. Great way to meet people!

We teach you how we provide one-on-one listening, empathy and information to seniors to enable them to help themselves.
We train you. A training you may find helpful for yourself. Gets you out and enables you to meet others in the community. If you are new to Chilliwack, retired and wanting something to do. This volunteering position will wind up taking you just an hour per week.


Summit On Aging

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SENIORS CONNECT CAFE

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