NEWSLETTER – April 2019





April and Spring go hand in hand.

The days are longer and a bit warmer and we can finally put away our heavy winter coats.  April is probably best known for the Easter and Passover holidays.


Earth Day April 2019 graphicEarth Day is on Monday April 22nd. We can all do our part to promote environmental awareness. Today Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. Here are some ways we can support Earth Day:

  • Walk or ride a bike
  • Recycle
  • Change your lightbulbs
  • Drive the Speed limit
  • Plant a tree
  • Subscribe to E-Bills
  • Pick up Trash
  • Buy reusable bags.


Post Note - What's New

  • Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors 20th Anniversary Open House will take place on April 1st from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Boardroom. All are welcome.
  • Another group of 7 Senior Peer Counsellors graduated on March 4th. Welcome onboard!
  • Auburn Retirement Village and Waverly Seniors Village will host an Open House on Sunday April 14th from 2pm to 4pm. An invitation is extended to Counsellors and Clients.
  • The Birchwood will host an Open House on Sunday April 7th from 1 pm to 4 pm.
  • Connect Café will be happening from 10am to 12pm on April 4th at IHOP, April 11th at Homers, April 18th at IHOP and April 25th at Homers.
  • On April 11th Chilliwack Healthier Community is promoting a Public Event entitled “Finding the Balance: Legal Substance Use in our Daily Lives”. This presentation is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about this issue. This is a no cost event. You can register HERE.

Happy Birthday-GraphicHappy Birthday to all who were born in April!

Zanaida Serquina , Kala Waddell, David Parsons, Peter Duncan, Vern Fanjoy, Tina Chitty


JOKE OF THE DAYJoke of The Day

A wise old man celebrating his 100th birthday got a visit from a local television reporter at the nursing home to interview him. “Are you able to get out and walk much?” the reporter asked. “Well, I certainly walk better today than I could a hundred years ago.”

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!


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