Newsletter – September 2017

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CSPC Summer BBQ EventChilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors SUMMER BBQ!


Mary Ramptson
Mary Ramptson
Two gentlemen volenteers had a good time too.
Smiles at the CSPC BBQ Picnic In The Park
Lots of good smiles












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Peter Duncan with his wife and some friends
Good times together at the CSPC BBQ Picnic In The Park
One more beautiful smile for a perfect day
Lorna and Ken chat
Lorna and Ken chat
Michael and friends at the CSPC BBQ Picnic In The Park
Michael chatting with some of the volenteers
Helene Long
Helene Long

A friendly reminder about the Senior Peer Counseling Training session that Helen will be teaching. Classes begin Sept. 11th. If you’re interested it’s not too late to sign up. It’s a free training and a great way to give back and meet some other dedicated new folks.

Big group at CSPC BBQ Picnic In The ParkWhat a great crowd was there on a beautiful summer afternoon.


David Parsons cooked burgers
“I usually do smile a lot. I really do.”








We had two BBQ’s going at the same time. David was on one and Ken was on the other. Served up a lot of burgers and hot dogs. There was dessert treats too. It was great.

Susan Houle
Susan Houle – Our new staffer

Susan will be working in the office along with Bob.
Good bye to Mary Erickson who is moving on to other things like traveling and a big thank you to Mary or all her efficient work in the office.

Newsletter – October 2017

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A big welcome to the new volunteers. Their graduation is on Oct 25th, 2017 at 11 am at CCS.
All existing volunteers are welcome to attend.

This is a great class! So Glad you’re joining with us on our mission to help Chilliwack’s seniors. Thank you all.


Helene Long teaching class
Helene Long teaching class













Class Attendees

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A Cat Story

Before Irene Lawrin took over the care of his cat Mercedes, she was groomed by Krystal Raddatz, who came to Bobs place. While her friend held Mercedes down gently, Krystal clipped her nails front and back and combed all the knots out of her long hair which seemed to be impossible to get out. All for 30$. If you have a cat with problem knots in her fur Krystal Raddatz is the lady to call: 604-798-3159

He did this before leaving for Mexico. He is going there for six months. He wants to see if the radishes down there are really are as big as a man’s fist.

He wishes everyone joy and happiness.

BC Association of Community Response Networks




Up coming Elder Abuse Workshop

When: Thursday, October 5 at 11 am.
Where: Cookes Presbyterian on Wellington
Who: Presented by BC Community Response Networks
Why: To educate and engage ALL Canadians on this issue.

Register: FREE 604-793-9979


11:00 am Registration and Lunch
12:00 pm Different kinds of abuse and how to recognize it.
12.30 What to do? How to respond to abuse
1:00 Using a compassionate approach
1:30 Wrap-up

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Up coming Library Event

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors will be at the public library on October 10 from 11am – 2pm. Our organization will be taking this opportunity to make our services known in the community. Feel free to drop by and say hello.


Happy Birthday To:

Wanda Hook
Terri Gargatz
Irene Lawrin


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Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society Community Education Series Poster

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Seniors' Resources Society Community Education Series Poster

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