Chilliwack – As people age, it is not uncommon to reflect on life with a desire to resolve hurts, restore relationships and sometimes even share long held secrets.
This free Community Education series will explore some of the more common life issues with guest speakers from a variety of community agencies.
Celebrate the Best Part of Life!
For some, older adulthood may not feel like the ‘Golden Years’, for others it is one newadventure after another! Winnie Loucks, this year’s Walk for Alzheimer’s Honoree, has a diagnosis of Mixed Dementia, yet she continues to be involved in community events and advocates with Dementia and Elder Abuse.
Gloria Adams, Senior’s Resources Society Tour Coordinator plans bus trips for a variety of interests and abilities keeping in mind differing budgets. Other speakers will share their “outside the box” and “bucket list” experiences as well.
Mental Wellness & Substance Misuse
Lorraine Depow, RN, BSN from the Chilliwack Mental Health Community Geriatric Psychiatry Team and Mariah Dakers of Fraser Health’s Riverstone Outreach office will discuss some of the more common concerns with aging and mental health and substance misuse as well as local supports and resource information. Barb Lock is anactive community advocate for mental wellness and will share her lived experience.
Abuse & Trauma
Speakers from Ann Davis Transition Society will explore abuse in its many forms and the resulting trauma. This session is geared toward individuals who have experienced abuse (even if long ago), have a loved one in an abusive situation or who seek to understand the impact.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Karen Steegstra, Child and Youth Community Coordinator will offer information and resources for child and youth services in Chilliwack. Lee White will share her experience as a grandparent raising two grandchildren.
Lucy Fraser, Program Director, Chilliwack Hospice Society will provide insight on Life Review “a progressive return to consciousness of memories and unresolved past conflicts for reevaluation and resolution. It is a normal, developmental task of the later years, a private process that differs with each individual.”
Lynnwood Residence, 9168 Corbould Street,
1:00 pm —3:00 pm
For more information or to RSVP,
please call 604-793-9979