NEWSLETTER – September 2018

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Our Annual BBQ 2018

The BBQ was a success with a total of 30 people attending. David provided the cooking along with Charlie. Old friends, new friends! It was fun. It was Susan’s last official function as she is leaving us, and moving to Abbotsford. She will be missed.

David & Lorna
Lorna Olitch – President 2018

Guest #5 at Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors' 2018 BBQ
Kay – Vice-President 2018

Peter & wife at Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors' 2018 BBQ
Mr. & Mrs Peter Dunkin
Guest #2 at Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors' 2018 BBQ Guest #3 at Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors' 2018 BBQ

Irene & Henry at Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors' 2018 BBQ
Irene Lawrin and Henry Peters. A couple of our stars.

The BBQ was a great foreshadowing to our next training class for volunteers that starts on September 12 at 9 am at Chilliwack Community Services. Please spread the word. Phone 604-793-7204 to register.






Rudolf Xmas 2018

Xmas Party

On December 1st this year we will have a XMAS Party at the MINTER GARDENS Cultivate Café from 11 am. to 1 pm. Cost is $25.00 per person all in.

Untreated hearing loss

HEARING LOSS by Bob Saucier

The loss of hearing leads to so many other things such as fatigue, depression, and stress. Bob who works in our offices has recently got his hearing aids adjusted.
Irritability, fatigue and isolation are some of the many results of having impaired hearing. See the graft on the left. An unwillingness to start a chat in case they wanted a conversation that I could not hear.
See it on the graph.
Not to mention decreased alertness, diminished safety. It was an awakening to me. This is a disease of denial. I did not want to admit I wasn’t hearing you, so I would pretend I did. But it is amazing what the technology today can do. So I booked an appointment with Hear Canada (604) 795-3900.
An adjustment and my hearing is back. Like that “poof’ I can hear again.
Today, I see Dr Debruin and getting my cataracts removed and new lens: getting new eyes.
I guess if I can hear, I want to see too eh, lol. It is as easy as phoning a place and making an appointment, so get off that couch and go do it.


The federal government has created a new Ministry of Seniors, Minister Filomena Tassi. The Canadian Medical Association is thrilled to see one of its key recommendations followed through with. For almost five years the CMA has been actively working to highlight the growing urgency of addressing seniors care. From the social determinants to the delivery of health care across the country it is clear that our aging population is having a significant impact. Having a voice at the cabinet table is significant.
The Canadian Medical Association looks forward to working with Minister Tassi to ensure that programs and medical services are developed to address the needs of our aging population.
And we look forward to some attention in Canada.

The Paramount Project

A building project with 44 housing units for seniors based on income levels. The contact person is Maggie Saunders at 604-792-4267 ( ). It will also provide centralized office space for Chilliwack Community Services. The Council meeting on September 4th at 7 pm to watch this project get approved by the City.

Birthdays this monthBirthdays in September

  • Ken Cruise
  • Terri Dargatz
  • Gemma Gillis
  • Helen Mc Kenzie
  • Jan Ouellet
  • Joanne Granger
  • Helene Long

Susan is leaving us

A Message of Thanks

Hello everyone, it has been a pleasure meeting so many of you. I have enjoyed conversations over the phone and in person when people have come into the office to visit. I will miss you all. Bob was great to work with as were all of the board members.
All the best to the new staff members – Susan



Coloured hands up

Calling All Counsellor Volunteers:

  • An opportunity to meet other CSPC counsellors
  • A chance to discuss any issues
  • A chance to relate any experiences
  • An opportunity to get any tips or helpful suggestions
    Event: Roundtable Discussion
    Time: 09:30 to 11:30
    Date: September 18, 2018
    Place: The Royal

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