It’s an event tackling some of the diverse issues affecting Chilliwack seniors all under one roof.
The first ever Seniors’ Expo is Thursday, June 7 at Evergreen Hall.
“The goal of the event is to provide information and resources to seniors,” said Coletta Holmes.
“So we’ll have exhibitors, we’ll have workshops; we’ll have handouts and displays on information that relates to seniors.”
The Seniors’ Expo is hosted by Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society and the Chilliwack Healthier Community’s Healthier Seniors Task Team.
“The difference in this year’s event is that we have collaboration in the hosting of the event. So it’s not just our organization putting it on, but it’s also the partners that come under the Chilliwack Healthier Seniors Task Team,” said Holmes.
Partners includes the Better at Home program, Senior Peer Counsellors, Fraser Health, Sto:lo Service Agency, and other partner organizations that work together to help seniors.
The open house style event is set for the middle of Seniors Week, and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Workshops at the Expo will include:
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia
• Income Support Programs
• Elder Abuse
• Responsible and Problem Gambling
• Redesigning Community Care (Fraser Health)
There will be a hearing check station and refreshments by donation.
See more at www.cdsrs.ca