In the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s intergenerational program, youth aged 15 to 29 connect with seniors twice a month. (Submitted)

In the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s intergenerational program, youth aged 15 to 29 connect with seniors twice a month. (Submitted)

Spring event will raise money to help break down isolation of Chilliwack seniors

Event will raise money for programs offered by Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society

An upcoming spring fundraiser will bring in money to help provide services and programs for older adults in Chilliwack.

The Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society is hosting its first ever fundraiser on May 14.

The society, which will be celebrating five years in June, offers programs and hosts social gatherings to prevent seniors from feeling isolated, lonely or unsupported in their neighbourhood.

The spring fundraiser includes a second-hand sale, plus plants, books and baked goods will also be for sale.

People can also buy food at the event. There will be a barbecue, plus coffee, tea, pastries and popcorn will be available.

Money raised from the fundraiser will go to support the society’s programs, such as its Seniors Connect Café where older adults gather weekly to meet with other seniors over a cup of coffee or tea (plus there’s a free lunch twice a month) and the intergenerational program where youth aged 15 to 29 connect with seniors twice a month.

The society is looking for more youth aged 15 to 29 (and also more seniors) to join the intergenerational program where the younger and older generations come together to play games, do crafts, or simply chat. The program takes place twice a month on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s spring fundraiser is on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Chilliwack Alliance Church (8700 Young Rd.). The barbecue starts at 10:30 a.m.

For more info, or youth wanting to sign up for the intergeneration program, or seniors looking to take part in any of the society’s services, contact Connie Stam at 604-798-2023 or email neighbourhealth@gmail.com.

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In the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s Seniors Connect Café, older adults gather weekly to meet with other seniors over a cup of coffee or tea. They also get a free lunch twice a month – one offered in Chilliwack, the other in Sardis – thanks to a partnership with the Better at Home program. (Submitted)

In the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s Seniors Connect Café, older adults gather weekly to meet with other seniors over a cup of coffee or tea. They also get a free lunch twice a month – one offered in Chilliwack, the other in Sardis – thanks to a partnership with the Better at Home program. (Submitted)

In the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s Seniors Connect Café, older adults gather weekly to meet with other seniors over a cup of coffee or tea. (Submitted)

In the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s Seniors Connect Café, older adults gather weekly to meet with other seniors over a cup of coffee or tea. (Submitted)


 

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