Langley workshops touch on many key topics for seniors

People interested in free workshops are asked to sign up in advance.

Topics of interest to local seniors are being discussed at three free workshops this month.

The sessions are offered by experts from community groups, non-profit organizations, government and business, explained Youla Thomas, the organizer and business development manager with Comfort Keepers.

The sessions run Sept. 15, 22 and 29.

Seniors and anyone interested in finding out more about these topics are asked to RSVP as soon as possible to help with planning.

The workshops kick off with financial planning, fraud and safety covered on Sept. 15.

The experts include the local RCMP, Odlum Brown, and MacCallum Law Group, as well as Comfort Keepers on how to choose home support.

Session two on Sept. 22 is about health and home support options and includes a hearing clinic. Presenting will be the Alzheimer Society of B.C., Lifeskills Therapy, Pharmasave Murrayville and Miracle Ear.

Downsizing, storage, mobility and nutrition are the topics for the Sept. 29 workshop. Attending to offer information will be the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, InspireHealth Canada, Everything Organized and Maple Leaf Storage.

The workshops run 1 to 3 p.m. at Chartwell Langley Gardens, 8888 202nd St. Thomas noted that people can take the number 501 bus to get to the seniors facility.

Light refreshments will be served and organizers have rounded up door prizes. There will be tours of the facility as well. People can find out more at seniorsconnect-bc.ca. Sign up by calling 604-541-8653.

 

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