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Some benefits of growing older Many people are quick to think of growing older in a negative light. Although there certainly are some side effects of aging that one may wish to avoid, people may find that the benefits of growing older outweigh the negatives. Seniors are a rapidly growing segment of the population. Statistics Canada reports that, in July 2015, estimates indicated that there were more persons aged 65 years and older in Canada than children aged 0 to 14 years for the first time in the country’s history. Nearly one in six Canadians (16.1%) was at least 65 years old. With so many people living longer, it’s time to celebrate the perks of getting older rather than the drawbacks. Here are some great benefits to growing old. • Higher self-esteem: The insecurities of youth give way as one ages, and older people have less negativity and higher self-esteem. A

University of Basel study of people ranging in ages from 18 to 89 found that regardless of demographic and social status, the older one gets the higher self-esteem climbs. Qualities like self-control and altruism can contribute to happiness.

• Financial perks: Seniors are entitled to discounts on meals, museum entry fees, movies, and other entertainment if they’re willing to disclose their ages. Discounts are available through an array of venues if one speaks up. Seniors also can enjoy travel perks, with slashed prices on resorts, plane tickets and more. • Reasoning and problem-solving skills: Brain scans reveal that older adults are more likely to use both hemispheres of their brans simultaneously — something called bilateralization. This can

sharpen reasoning skills. For example, in a University of Illinois study, older air traffic controllers excelled at their cognitively taxing jobs, despite some losses in short-term memory and visual spatial processing. Older controllers proved to be experts at navigating, juggling multiple aircrafts simultaneously and avoiding collisions. • Less stress: As people grow older, they are able to differentiate their needs from wants and focus on more important goals. This can alleviate worry over things that are beyond one’s control. Seniors may realize how little the opinions of others truly mean in the larger picture, thereby feeling less stress about what others think of them. Growing older may involve gray hair or wrinkling skin, but there are many positive things associated with aging.

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Editorial Thanks “Senior” doesn’t mean to everyone what it once did. It’s a term that is defined and redefined in many ways, depending on the context and who does the defining. To keep it simple, we define it here as 55 years plus. For many, it’s a title of honour. Look around and you’ll see the seniors who, each according to their particular skills and abilities, built families, neighbourhoods and businesses. As they challenged themselves with their everyday pursuits, they built our communities. Seniors range from people who worked a lifetime to achieve their goals, to those who continue to work toward those goals. Just as our seniors all have something to offer their community, Chilliwack has a great deal to offer its seniors. The Chilliwack Progress offers this directory as a guide to seniors seeking information about services available to them in their own community. Some will appreciate the guide to health, legal or support services, while others will enjoy seeking out new recreational or leisure actitivties. If you know of a business or organization that should be included in our next publication, please let us know. We’d love to include them. Our thanks to all who made this directory possible and our thanks to the seniors of Chilliwack!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Government

Provincial Services

Municipal.............................6 Federal.................................7

HealthLink BC.....................30 BC Seniors Guide................31 Dementia Help Line.............31

Emergency Numbers RCMP..................................6 Chilliwack Fire Department....7 Crisis Lines...........................7 Chilliwack Hospital................7

Subsidized Home Care Services Licensed Home Care Nurses.................................8 Home Support Services.......10

Independent Housing Rental Housing Registry......19 Supportive Housing.............22 Mental Health Housing........22

Local Services Chilliwack Seniors Resource Society...............................24 Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors........................24 Chilliwack Hospice Society....28

Support Groups Patient Attachment Mechanism........................29 Chilliwack Alzheimer Resource Centre.................30 Canadian Hard of Hearing....30 CNIB..................................30

Local Programs Volunteer Visits...................32 Chilliwack Seniors Social Society...............................32 BC Old Age Pensioners Organization.......................33 Fraser Valley Library............36

Soup Kitchens Ruth & Naomi’s Street Mission..............................50 Care & Share Centre...........50 The Bread Room.................50 The Food Bank...................50

Medical Care Eyecare..............................51 Hearing Centres............ 51-52 Dental.......................... 52-53 Pharmacy..................... 53-54

Veteran Affairs VAC Assistance...................55 Peer Support......................55

Directory...............61

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GOVERNMENT – MUNICIPAL

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Government of Canada

The federal government has programs for seniors. www.servicecanada.gc.ca www.seniors.gc.ca 1-800-0-Canada (1-800-622-6232) TTY 1-800-926-9105

Public Health Agency of Canada

The federal office responsible for health has a variety of resources for seniors such as food safety, travel, immunization, diseases, emergency preparedness and injury prevention. 1-844-280-5020 www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

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Canada Revenue Agency

The office of the federal government that oversees taxation has information for seniors on such things as income splitting, travel and living abroad and benefits. Tax Information Service (TIPS) www.cra-arc.gc.ca 1-800-267-6999

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

A government agency that has information on how to adapt a home for seniors comfort. Taxpayers’ Ombudsman BC Regional Centre An independent and impartial www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca officer who reviews complaints 604-731-5733 from people who believe they TTY 1-800-309-3388

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Caregiver Respite

which provides caregivers a much-needed break from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a relative or friend.

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Health clients include: case management, occupational and physical therapy, nutrition counselling and education, and health services for adults with developmental disabilities. Home care nursing services and caregiver respite services are also free, though there may be charges to cover the cost of supplies associated with these services. People who are considered to be palliative by their doctor and who are in the last six months of life are not charged for home support service.

Home Support Services

are free for personal care on a short-term basis, a few days up to two weeks after discharge from a hospital. However, ongoing services may result in a daily charge depending on the client’s income. 1-855-412-2121 (Home Health Service Line for new clients) 604-702-4800 (Chilliwack Home Health clients) 604-792-7121 (NetCare clients)

Eligibility

For Home Health Care services, clients must meet standard provincial health care eligibility criteria and require care following discharge from a hospital, care at home rather than hospitalization, or care due to a terminal illness. Eligibility is determined by a Home Health professional. Some services are available to home-bound clients only.

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Fraser Health is primarily for older adults with a chronic illness who require more time to recover before returning home following a period of hospitalization. The average length of stay is seven weeks. The current minimum client rate is $30.65 per day or $894.40 per month. If the cost will result in a serious financial hardship patients may apply for a Temporary Rate Reduction. Hospice Palliative Care offers services to help relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness or those grieving a loved one. People who choose hospice palliative care have made the decision with their doctor and family to move away from getting better to palliative, or comfort care. Clients continue receiving treatments that slow the progress of the disease and reduce uncomfortable symptoms. Hospice palliative care can be provided at home through Home Health Care nursing and other care services, at the Chilliwack General Hospital for patients

needing diagnostic tests and treatment, in Residential Care and Assisted Living facilities, or in Cascade Hospice Residence. For information about home services contact: Home Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121

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Care Connection Health Services Co-operative

offers nursing foot care, personal care services, companionship and respite care, homemaking, palliative care and dementia care services. 604-826-6112

Independent Lifestyles Homecare

is a company that offers private nursing and complex care, live-in care, transportation for seniors, respite care and personal support services such as help with cleaning, washing, ironing and other basic household duties. Home healthcare consultations are available free of charge. 604-799-8400

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is a private company that offers a variety of services to assist seniors including: visiting, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, grocery shopping, medication reminders, nursing care, and end-of-life care. 604-856-5553

Silver Strands

is a private company that offers one-to-one assistance to seniors and their families navigating the health care system, planning for future transitions, and aging in place. Their aim is to help coordinate health care services, expediting access to care. They also offer help to older adults who are downsizing and relocating to a more suitable home for their health care needs. 604-792-7440

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Immunizations and Flu Clinics

Immunization Services provides information regarding immunization, including locations of influenza (flu) clinics during the flu season. For more information contact www.immunizebc.ca. Influenza vaccines are provided free for seniors, and those living or working in close proximity to them. Pneumonia vaccines are also free for seniors and both types of vaccines are available from a family doctor, walkin clinic, local pharmacy, or Public Health at the Chilliwack Health Unit. 604-702-4900

Medical Equipment Loans/ Leases

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Mount Cheam Lions Club assists people with hearing aids and batteries and operates a lend-lease program which lends wheelchairs, medical equipment and mobility aids. For more information call the Hall and leave a message, including a contact phone number. 604-792-3810

Home Oxygen Program

Fraser Health provides assistance with the cost of oxygen and oxygen equipment. In order to obtain Fraser Health funding for home oxygen, a primary care doctor must complete an application along with an oxygen prescription, and submit them to Community Respiratory Services. fraserhealth.ca

Recycled Medical Equipment Program

Opportunities for the Disabled Foundation provides used medical equipment for successful grant applicants. Online applications are available on the website. Toll Free 1-888-242-7202

Subsidized Medical Equipment Programs

Health Equipment Short Term Loan Program, Canadian Red Crossloans basic medical equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and bathroom aids. Equipment is available by donation, for home use, for a maximum of six months. A referral from a health care professional such as a doctor, nurse, occupational therapist

Aids to Independent Living Program

Canadian Red Cross provides free loans of medical equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, bathing aids, toileting aids, cushions, floor to ceiling poles, grab bars, walkers, hospital beds and pressure relief mattresses) for lowincome Home Health clients

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support to those who have difficulty with daily activities due to health and mental related problems. Community Equipment Registry Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Health Workers help with tasks such as bathing and dressing Resources Society (CDSRS) is a service which links people that clients are unable to do but promote and encourage who wish to sell new or used the client to be as independent rehabilitation equipment with as possible. Services may those wanting to purchase be provided on a short-term equipment such as a scooter, basis for those needing wheelchair, etc. There is no cost to register equipment and more help immediately following a hospital discharge the list is regularly updated. or longer term for those 604-793-9979 needing ongoing support. Home Support Home Support Services do Chilliwack Home Support not provide housekeeping, Services, Fraser Health laundry, or meal preparation. provides assistance and Toll Free 1-855-412-2121

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Adopting a dog or cat later in life Seniors who adopt pets may also feel a sense of purpose when helping animals who may not have anywhere to live. This is particularly true of older companion animals, which many young families are understandably hesitant to adopt. Mature pets might be an ideal fit for seniors. When seniors are looking to adopt a pet, there are various reasons why older pets or particular animals might be the perfect fit for them.

Companion animals bring great joy to their owners. The unconditional love cats and dogs provide appeals to people of all ages. While many people associate pets with kids who can’t wait to welcome the first cat or dog into their homes, pets can benefit aging men and women as well. It’s not uncommon for seniors to feel lonely or depressed when they retire, their chil-

dren move away or they lose a spouse or close friend or friends. The American Humane Society states that studies show pets help seniors overcome loneliness and depression by providing affection, company and entertainment. Pets also provide much-needed mental stimulation, and many pet owners find their pets help them become more physically active as well.

• Adult pets may already be house trained, saving seniors the trouble and effort of training them. • Seniors may find cats fit their lifestyles more than dogs, as cats are less active and do not need to be walked or played with as much as dogs. Cats also are small and easily maneuverable, meaning even seniors who have arthritis or other physical limitations can easily care for cats. Many cats are continued on page 18...

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also content to spend long periods of time sleeping on their owners’ laps. • Small dogs that can be active within the house might be a good idea as well, especially for seniors with mobility issues. They’re also easily transported to and from vet appointments. It’s important that seniors carefully weigh the benefits of adopting a pet against any limitations they may have. Having a backup plan for care is advantageous as well. Seniors should not adopt a pet if they anticipate frequent travel or medical care that requires they be away from home for long periods of time.

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Library For You, Fraser Valley Regional Libraryprovides materials to people who are unable to visit the library due to illness, age, or disability. Services include a variety of library materials, including audiobooks, delivered for free and/or one-time loans and free demonstrations of audiobook players.Toll Free 1-888-668-4141 ext. 7034

Meals on Wheels

Chilliwack Community Services delivers fresh or frozen nutritious meals to recipients’ homes. The service is available to individuals who, because of age, illness, or disability, cannot prepare adequate meals for themselves. Volunteers deliver lunchtime meals Monday to Friday. Cost per meal applied. 604-793-7242

Volunteer Grocery Shopping Program.

Market Place IGA & CDSRS provides a grocery shopping and delivery service for senior citizens. There is a $10 delivery charge. Orders can be placed on Wednesday from

9:00 am - 11:30 am. Groceries are delivered after 12:00 pm the same day. 604-795-3727

Grocery Shopping and Home Delivery Service Cooper’s Foods is available every Thursday. Call to place an order Thursday morning and groceries will be delivered later that afternoon. A $10.00 charge applies. 604-824-6667

Grocery Delivery Service

is available, for a fee, through Community Direct Delivery at both Safeway locations, Monday to Saturday until 4:00 pm daily. Request this service through a cashier. Safeway (Yale Rd.) 604-795-6428 Safeway (Luckakuck) 604-858-8115

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INDEPENDENT HOUSING

manufactured homes are also eligible for SAFER funding. Toll Free1-800-267-7756

Seniors’ Subsidized Rental Housing

Rental Housing Registry

BC Housing is affordable rental housing for individuals over 55 years of age with low incomes (an annual household income less than $58,000 in the Lower Mainland). Rent is subsidized by the government or another source, and is normally set at 30% of one’s income. Generally (though not always) there are no services provided and the apartment units are small bachelor suites. There are often long wait lists for subsidized housing. Toll Free 1-800-257-7756

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)

BC Housing program helps make rents affordable for BC seniors with low to moderate incomes. SAFER providesmonthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes. Seniors who pay pad rental fees for owner-occupied

CDSRS offers updated information on all rental apartments in Chilliwack suitable for seniors, including low rental complexes and care facilities. 604-793-9979

Rental Housing List

The Salvation Army is a weekly listing of affordable, available rentals in the Chilliwack area. The list is published every Wednesday and can be picked up at the Care and Share Centre. 604-792-0001

The Residential Tenancy Office

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Appointment companions are a smart move Visits to a physician are just one step people make in an effort to improve their well-being. While it’s important that everyone visit their physicians at least once a year for a checkup, seniors may need to see their physicians more fre-

quently than other age groups. who bring companions along to appointments with their When visiting the doctor, it physicians can reduce the risk is easy for anyone to miss important components of what of misunderstanding advice or diagnoses given by their the doctor is saying, and it’s just as easy to misunderstand doctors. certain instructions or medication information. Seniors

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companion with them to their routine doctor’s office visits. Companions are typically spouses, but they can include children or other family members as well. Patients may find there are many advantages to bringing someone along to an appointment. And companions may want to learn more about patients’ goals at each appointment prior to going along so they can prepare and know how to help during the appointment.

Listen People tend to forget at least half of what they hear in the doctor’s office, says the Archives of Internal Medicine. This tendency may be increased when patients are nervous about the potential outcome of their visits. Bringing a companion along means that both people are actively listening. Together, the information they’ve heard can combine to provide a full account of the visit.

Taking notes Companions can jot down important notes about the appointment, such as dates and times for follow-up visits, medication advice and any other instructions that may be forgotten once the patient leaves the office. Companions can later translate the jargon-heavy language of a physician into an understandable language the patient can fully understand. Medical history Sometimes a companion can be a useful resource, calling a doctor’s attention to a patient’s prior hospitalizations and illnesses. Companions can even call attention to any medications the patient is currently taking. Serving as an advocate Very often a companion can operate as a patient advocate, clarifying questions or getting further information out of a doctor if the patient is hesitant to ask. If the information isn’t clear, the companion can raise red flags or ask to have the instructions put in a different light.

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Private-Pay Assisted Living

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offers a combination of on-site support services including at a minimum: a private living space with a lockable door, monitoring and emergency response, at least one meal a day, housekeeping, laundry, and recreational opportunities. Nursing and other health related services are delivered by Fraser Health or privately as they would be to other individuals living independently in the community, not through the facility itself. Supportive housing is usually not subsidized, though if an individual is eligible, a SAFERsubsidy may be applied to the room portion of the monthly rent.

Mental Health Housing

is available for individuals with serious and persistent mental health issues. Referrals are required through the Chilliwack Mental Health Centre. Eligibility is based on a person’s mental illness and their need for daily assistance with routine tasks. 604-702-4860

Assisted Living

is for clients whose personal care needs can no longer be met at home but who do not need 24 hour nursing care. It includes meal services, emergency response system, housekeeping, social and recreational opportunities with additional assistance with personal activities such as bathing or taking medications.

can be accessed by applying directly to the building. For Publicly Subsidized Assisted Living clients must meet eligibility requirements for Home Health services. For individuals who are not Home Health clients, contact the Home Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121 7 days a week, 8:30 am–4:30 pm for more information.

Home Health

clients receiving home support and/or health care services, can access this service through their Home Health Community Care Professional at the Chilliwack Home Health office.

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For public subsidized suites, eligibility depends on: health care needs, age, level of risk in the current home living situation, ability to communicate and be understood by others, ability to make decisions, behavior that does not put the safety of others at risk, ability to take direction from others in an emergency, and ability to use an emergency response system.

Cost

There is a monthly charge based on 70% of a client’s after-tax income. For low income seniors Fraser Health works with BC Housing’s Independent Living BC (ILBC) program to offer subsidized Assisted Living services through local service providers. Residential Care provides care and supervision for individuals who can no longer be looked after in their own homes due to complex health needs. Twenty-four hour nursing care is provided as well as personal care, meals, linens and laundry. Private-

Pay Residential Care can be accessed by contacting the building directly. For Public Subsidized Residential Care individuals may request an assessment for eligibility. Existing Home Health clients should contact their Community Care Professional or new clients can contact the Home Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121 7 days a week, 8:30 am– 4:30 pm.

Eligibility

For public subsidized residential care, seniors must have health care needs that require access to 24-hour nursing care, have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and meet BC’s residency requirements, and agree to the assessment process including the release of financial information.

income residents may request a financial assessment for a Temporary Rate Reduction or waiver if the charge represents a financial hardship. Admission is on a priority placement basis.

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Home Maintenance and Housing Adaptations

The Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of property taxes home owners pay on their principal residence. There is also an additional grant available for individuals who are over 65 during the calendar year. An application for this grant is attached to the property tax bill sent to homeowners and is administered by the City of Chilliwack. To submit an application, refer to your tax notice. Property Tax Deferment is available for homeowners aged 55 and over or a surviving spouse of any age. Individuals may defer the payment of annual property taxes on their principal residence. The deferred taxes with interest (currently 1%) and an administration fee must be repaid to the Province, either: before the home can be transferred to a new owner other than to a surviving spouse, or upon the homeowner’s death, with repayment through the estate. Toll Free 1-800-663-7867 and ask to be transferred to 250-356-8121

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LOCALLY AVAILABLE SERVICES Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society (CDSRS) Located in the Evergreen Hall, assists seniors by providing information on services and programs they require to maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle. These may include housing, health, transportation, social or recreational programs. Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. 604-793-9979

Information and Referral Service

provides information and referral to the Community Response Network, Community Services, Department of Veteran Affairs, Home Health Care, Home Support Services, Red Cross Loan Cupboard, Respite Care and other seniors’ resources.

is a complete listing of groups and contact telephone numbers for support available in the areas of arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cancer, Hospice Society, Parkinson’s, etc. Assistance with Online and Paper Forms is available for seniors, free of charge. 604-793-9979

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A non-profit organization, provides numerous program and volunteer opportunities. Senior Peer Counsellor Program is a free one-on-one service which is provided by trained senior volunteers who offer emotional support, guidance and empathy to at-risk peers troubled by loneliness, depression, isolation from family and friends, loss of loved ones, intergenerational conflict and life change. 604-793-7204 ...continued on page 28

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Pay attention to mood changes Anxiety or depression can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Ask for help if you feel your tasks are becoming too overwhelming. Seek the help of a doctor if changes in mood, sleeping patterns, appetite, and the Don’t strive for perfection like become noticeable. It isn’t possible to maintain a patient attitude and get Take frequent breaks everything done perfectly Getting a break from careeach and every day. People giving and setting aside time are not perfect and misfor yourself can increase patience levels and the ability takes will be made. Do not to bounce back from stress. punish yourself if you lash Whenever possible, have out or simply need a break a friend or another relative Eat healthy step in for you so you get As anyone who has dealt a break. Explore resources with a hungry toddler can available for professional attest, failure to eat well and aides to come and take frequently can result in an some of the responsibilities emotional meltdown. Be off of your shoulders. sure to always make time Being a caregiver can be a for nutritious meals. This will rewarding, but challenging help keep up energy stores role to play. Caregivers and enable you to better should keep their health a cope with caregiver stress. priority. to further issues. To avoid the potential pitfalls of caregiver stress, individuals should always put their needs first and find ways to alleviate the added stress of caring for a loved one. These suggestions are just a start.

Chilliwack Hospice Society

partners with Fraser Health to provide support to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of dying people and their families. Office hours are 9:00 am 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday 604-795-4660. The Society offers volunteer training, community presentations, an annual Horse Whisperer Grief Camp, and the following support services:

Palliative Services

Team of hospice volunteers visit palliative patients and their families at the Cascade Hospice Residence, Chilliwack General Hospital or in the patient’s home. Caregiver respite can sometimes be arranged. Vigil Services are available to provide bedside support from a team of trained volunteers for individuals and their families during the final 72 hours of a person’s life in the setting that is home to the individual at the time of the visit. 604-798-5355 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday to Friday if the need for a vigil is anticipated.

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for palliative and bereaved individuals, offered by hospice staff and trained volunteers.

First Step Grief Support Group

(8 weeks) and a Second Step Grief Support Group that meets twice monthly for a social luncheon and a meeting. The Second Step group is for people interested in attending social events and/or who wish to continue to support others and be supported in their grief. Relaxation Program (weekly) is also offered (on request) in a client’s home, the hospital, and the Cascade Hospice Residence.

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Chilliwack Mental Health Centre

for individuals/families who have had a loved one die by suicide or a tragic death. It is an 8 session, 2 hour long group, that meets once a week Mobile Laboratory Service for 8 weeks. BC Biomedical Laboratories 604-795-4660 provide free home collection service, at the request of Patient Attachment a doctor, for patients who Mechanism (PAM) are home or bed bound for Chilliwack Division of Family medical reasons. Talk to your Practice is a dedicated phone doctor for specific eligibility line that serves as a single criteria. point of contact for residents

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Chilliwack Grief Support

offers mutual support, comfort, and information following the death of a significant loved one. The Spousal/Partner Grief Network meets every Saturday from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm at The Lynnwood on Corbould Avenue. The Parents’ Grief Group meets Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Lynnwood. Women’s Walk Rain or Shine Grief Group meets Tuesday at 9:30 am on the Rotary Trail at Peach Road. Coffee Group meets Thursday at 9:00 am in the Food Court at the Chilliwack Mall. 604-793-7239 or 604-792-5436

Chilliwack Alzheimer Resource Centre

provides information, education, and support services related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Early Stage Support Groups are available for people in early stages of dementia, while Caregiver Support Groups are offered to those caring for someone with the disease. 604-702-4603

Canadian Cancer Society Chilliwack

provides educational information and support to cancer patients and caregivers. They also provide free rides for cancer treatment appointments, and help patients to access wigs and breast prosthesis, accommodation and financial assistance for those who qualify. Volunteer opportunities are available. 604-792-3984

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)

provides information and support for managing hearing loss, and provides advocacy and consultation for hearing accessibility in BC. 604-795-9238

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) provides assistance to blind and partially sighted Canadians. Services include counseling, rehabilitation training, independent travel training, adaptive aids and devices, and library services. Toll Free 1-800-563-2642

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PROVINCIALLY AVAILABLE SERVICES SeniorsBC

provides information about government programs and services. Toll Free 1-800-663-7867

HealthLink BC

is a service designed to help individuals learn about health topics, check symptoms, and find health services and resources. Call in to speak with a nurse, pharmacist, or dietitian or learn about local health services. Translation services are available in more than 130 languages upon request. Also available for seniors free of charge:

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BC Seniors’ Guide, BC Ministry of Health

is a book-style complilation of information and resources on provincial and federal programs, with sections on benefits, health, lifestyle, housing, transportation, finances, safety and security, and other services. BC Elders’ Guide, First Nations Health Authority and the BC Ministry of Health is based on the BC Seniors’ Guide and is specifically designed for First Nations and Aboriginal Elders. A PDF version of either guide is available online or a free print copy can be ordered. Toll Free 1-877-952-3181 BC Seniors’ Guide Toll Free1-866-913-0033 BC Elders’ Guide is a non-profit charitable society providing public legal education and information. The following free booklets are available on-line or in print.

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Social Planning and Research Council of BC provides parking permits for persons with disabilities. Toll Free 1-888-718-7794

The Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society

The Bus Program provides a variety of day and overnight trips in the lower mainland and Fraser Valley, giving seniors the opportunity to get out and about, stay independent and be socially connected, all at a reasonable price.

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Outreach Phone Line provides regular calls to seniors in their homes. Call to arrange for a phone call or to be a volunteer caller. 604-793-7204

Volunteer Visitors Program Matches volunteers with clients for regular visits. 604-793-7204

The Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre

Drop-in social and activity centre open to all. Activities include bingo on the 1st and

Offers line dancing Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Tuesday bingo, weekly tap dancing, and monthly “Sons of Scotland” meetings for all seniors. Most programs run September to June. 604-792-6696

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Held at Mt. Cheam Lions Hall on the last Monday of each month from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, September to June. 604-793-9979

Mount Cheam Lions Club

Holds a seniors’ lunch on Tuesday and Thursday at their Hall. All are welcome. Dropin for coffee/tea and bingo beginning at 9:30 am. A hot lunch is served at 12:00 pm for

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BC Old Age Pensioners Organization

Works for the benefit of all elderly citizens, to promote their best interests and wellbeing. Social activities include: paper tolle, board, darts, cards, rummoli, ham radio and pot luck dinners. #173–Sardis #164– Cultus Lake 604-858-4066 604-858-7633

physical and spiritual wellbeing. Some special outings are also offered. A $2 donation is taken at each event. Meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm. Participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch. 604-792-0001

Columbia Valley Senior Citizens

offers social and recreational activities for people 50 years and over - newcomers are welcome. The group meets in the Columbia Valley Ratepayers Community Boomers and Beyond Hall. Activities are held on A monthly library social with Wednesday afternoons 12:00 coffee and treats, as well as pm - 3:30 pm. Sessions run great conversation and games. from October to May. The group meets on Monday 604-858-3694 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at the Sardis Library with guest speakers discussing various topics and resources for seniors and caregivers from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. 604-858-5503

Yarrow Senior Citizens Society

Social gatherings every Wednesday at 12:30 pm except for the first Wednesday of the month when a potluck lunch is held at 12:00 pm. 604-823-4325

Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society

provides a drop-in centre for all seniors 50 years of age and over. Various activities include pool, carpet bowling on Monday at 1:00 pm, cribbage on Tuesday, bingo on Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Homemade lunch and snacks available. Regular hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Call for summer hours. 604-792-5850

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Eat healthy at 50 and beyond A balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle for men, women and children alike. But while kids and young adults might be able to get away with an extra cheeseburger here or there, men and women approaching 50 have less leeway. According to the National Institute on Aging, simply counting calories without regard for the foods being consumed is not enough for men and women 50 and older to maintain their long-term health. Rather,

the NIA emphasizes the impor- Women • Not physically active: tance of choosing low-calorie 1,600 calories foods that have a lot of the nutrients the body needs. • Somewhat active: 1,800 calories But counting calories can be an effective and simple way • Active lifestyle: between to maintain a healthy weight, 2,000 and 2,200 calories provided those calories are Men coming from nutrient-rich • Not physically active: foods. The NIA advises men 2,000 calories and women over 50 adhere to the following daily calorie • Somewhat active: between intake recommendations as 2,200 and 2,400 calories they attempt to stay healthy • Active lifestyle: between into their golden years. 2,400 and 2,800 calories

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When choosing foods to eat, the NIA recommends eating many different colors and types of vegetables and fruits. Phytochemicals are substances that occur naturally in plants, and there are thousands of these substances offering various benefits. The Produce for Better Health Foundation notes that a varied, colorful diet incorporates lots of different types of phytochemicals, which the PBH says have disease preventing properties.

smell and taste are so closely related, foods enjoyed for years may no longer tantalize the taste buds. That can be problematic, as many people instinctually add more salt to foods they find bland. Older adults should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. That equates to roughly 3⁄4 teaspoon of salt. Older men and women should resist the temptation to use salt to add flavor to foods, instead opting for healthy

foods that they can still smell and taste. In addition, men and women should mention any loss of their sense of smell to their physicians, as such a loss may indicate the presence of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease. Maintaining a healthy diet after 50 may require some hard work and discipline. But the long-term benefits of a healthy diet make the extra effort well worth it.

The NIA also advises that men and women over 50 make sure at least half the grains in their diets are whole grains. Numerous studies have discovered the various benefits of whole grains, which are loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients. Whole grains have been shown to reduce the risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Another potential hurdle men and women over 50 may encounter is a change in their sense of smell and taste. A person’s sense of smell may fade with age, and because

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(formerly the Federal Superannuates National Association) is a not-forprofit association dedicated to protecting the rights and enhancing the benefits of federal retirees, including retired: military, public service, RCMP and judges. The objective of the group is to promote the general welfare of retirees and to provide information and referral services. The group provides income tax counselling and filling out income tax forms for seniors. Hours are 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday to Wednesday. General meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am, September to June. 604-795-6011

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Fraser Valley Regional Library Offers a variety of educational and literacy programs, general interest programs, author readings, book clubs, conversation circles and more, some which are geared specifically toward seniors. All programs are free. For a listing of all programs contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941 Sardis Library 604-858-5503 Yarrow Library 604-823-4664

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Chilliwack Hospice Society

offers a number of educational programs for volunteers, caregivers and the public including:

Basic Hospice Volunteer Training

which is a core 30-hour training prerequisite for those who wish to become hospice volunteers. The training covers topics such as: Palliative Approach to Care; Pain Management; Advance Care Planning; Communication and Healthy Boundaries; Family Dynamics; Loss, Grief and Bereavement.Family Caregiver Education designed specifically for those caring for an ill friend or family member. This five-week education series will provide practical skills and knowledge about the physical-emotional-spiritual challenges and issues that family caregivers and friends face throughout the trajectory of an illness, and provide concrete strategies, tools and resources to prevent caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue.

Vigil Training

A one-day training program aiming to provide hospice volunteers and family caregivers with increased knowledge and understanding of the psychosocial and physical needs of palliative patients and their families during the last 72 hours of life.

Community Education Workshops

which are held several times a year and provide participants with practical hands-on skills, knowledge and education on topics about aging, death, dying, loss, grief and bereavemen

Chilliwack Learning Society (CLS)

aims to promote literacy for all groups and individuals in the community by running programs such as the Silver Surfers Project, which offers free iPad training for seniors. Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Tutor Program and English as a Second Language Program. 604-392-2404

Hospice Film Series

which provides entertaining, thought provoking films that will encourage viewers to explore concepts, questions, and issues related to aging, illness, end of life, grief, loss, and healing. All films include a post-screening Q & A with invited guests. The film series begins in January, the second Tuesday of the month, and is held at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas in Sardis. 604-795-4660

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Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Offers plays and performances, creative classes, meeting rooms and music instruction studios. Visit their website to access information about their partner organizations including: Chilliwack Academy of Music, Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society, Chilliwack Players Guild, Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. 604-392-8000

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Runs year round on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Artists of all levels, working with all mediums, are welcome. Members hold at least one show per year, and also display their work at the Cultural Centre. Preregistration required. 604-769-2787

The Chilliwack Community Band

facilities. It also provides a social musical environment for seniors and some students. Members age from late teens to late 80s. Some instruments and training can be provided. 604-795-7371

A non-profit group, provides musical services for civic functions in the Chilliwack area, including extended care

is a charitable association dedicated to the development of people in spirit, mind and body as well as the improvement of local, national and international communities. The Hocking Centre houses a pool, squash courts and a range of fitness facilities as well as offering fitness and wellness programs. Membership plans for seniors are available, and there is an opportunity for financial assistance if necessary. The following wellness programs, of interest for seniors, require registration.

Cardiac Care

is a specialized program, delivered under medical supervision, which provides a phased-in exercise program for those with chronic or post-acute cardiac conditions. Doctor’s referral required.

Osteofit

is an exercise and education program promoting independent function and mobility and the prevention of falls. This program aims to improve posture, strength and balance. Contact the YMCA to find out more about other seniorsfriendly programs such as: Lifestyle Fitness, Stretch, Fundamental Fitness, Better Bones and Balance, Synrgy Gold, Zumba Gold, Yoga and Aquafit. 604-792-3371

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Leisure Centres

offer swimming pools, gyms, and squash and basketball courts. They also offer a variety of fitness and aquatic programs. For more information regarding fitness programs of interest for seniors, such as Sit & Be Fit and Cardio Light, contact: Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre 604-793-7946 Cheam Leisure Centre 604-824-0231

Seniors’ Skate Time

City of Chilliwack, Recreation & Culture offers Seniors’ Skate times and Seniors’ Drop-In Hockey at the arenas. Visit the website for a skate schedule. 604-793-2904

Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society

(CDSRS) weekly activities include badminton, table tennis, carpet bowling, floor curling, bocce ball, pickle ball, chair yoga and line dancing. Activities take place at the Evergreen Hall and the Landing Sports Centre between Monday and Friday. Days and times vary. 604-793-9979

offers community garden plots for rent for Chilliwack residents. Annual cost of a garden plot includes: membership in the GVP $10 (lifetime membership for $100), annual fee for a plot $10, and storage space for tools, if desired $5. Plots are in high demand, and there is often a waiting list. 604-858-6310

Sunshine Garden

Chilliwack Society for Community Living provides 60 garden plots for rent for $26 annually for community members to garden. There are several raised garden Athletic Clubs beds and gravel pathways to Contact the Chilliwack and accommodate people with District Seniors’ Resources mobility issues. Society (CDSRS) for more information about the following community.garden@cscl.org athletic clubs for older adults. - Chilliwack Seniors Soccer Club - Chilliwack Oldtimers Soccer - Jolly Miller Senior’s Hockey

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provides door-to-door service offer a variety of recreation, are available at many parks for for persons with a physical or cognitive disability who education & cultural activities BC residents 65 years of age that may be of interest for older and older. The discounts apply cannot use regular public adults. The six community from the day after Labour Day transportation without schools areCentral Elementary to June 14th. The seniors’ rate assistance. There are two types of service: regular subscription Community School, Cultus Lake is half of the regular summer trips (once a week or more) and Community School, Greendale camping fee. If the winter one-time trips, which require Elementary Community School, camping fee is less than the a reservation at least 24 hours Promontory Community seniors’ rate, it will apply. in advance. Passengers must School, Rosedale Traditional For more details, contact the Community School, and Yarrow specific park of interest or call be registered with handyDART and will receive a handyPASS. Community School. Check Service BC. Application forms are available each location for program 604-795-8415 on the website or can be options. See the directory for BC Seniors’ Fishing License picked up in person at the contact information for each is available for BC residents office. school. who are 65 years of age or 604-795-5121 The 55+ BC Games, BC older at the time of licence purchase. Seniors can buy a Seniors Games Society basic annual Non-tidal Angling is an annual multi-sporting licence for a reduced fee. event for people aged 55+. For more information contact There are 20 to 29 individual Service BC 604-795-8415 sports events. To register for the Games you must be a The Seniors’ Hunting License resident of BC, and 55 years Discountis applicable for BC old by December 31 of the residents, who are Canadian year of the Games, except citizens and 65 years of age for Track and Field, where or older. A licence to hunt you must be 55 years old wildlife is reduced from $32.00 by the date of the Games. to $7.00 plus tax, for seniors. Registration deadlines and Contact Service BC for more a complete list of games information or to purchase a available on-line. license. 604-795-8415 604-824-7963

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disease and other types of dementia may experience a decline in mental function severe enough to reduce their ability to perform everyday activities. Some of the cognitive functions that may be impaired include memory, communication and language, ability to pay attention, reasoning and judgement, emotional control, and social behavior. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, nor is there an effective long-term way

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“We found so far that Leukine is safe in people with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Huntington Potter, the director of Alzheimer’s research at the university. “That means it doesn’t have the side effects that so many other Alzheimer’s drugs have had, which are swelling in the brain and bleeding into the brain.” Leukine has been successful in removing the plaque or amyloid along the outside of nerve cells in the brain of mice. Researchers do not know the exact mechanism for removal, but the drug is working and working quickly. Leukine also may be helping the brain repair itself.

The Alzheimer’s Association has donated $1 million toward financing the costs of the next phase of this trial.

Insulin Neurologists at Rush University Medical Center are testing a type of insulin that is inhaled through a nasal spray to see if it improves cognition and memory function in people with mild cognitive impairment. “There is growing evidence that insulin carries out multiple functions in the brain and that poor regulation of insulin may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, a neu-

rologist at Rush and the lead investigator of the study. The 18-month clinical trial will study the nasal spray versus a placebo in 275 adults between the ages of 55 and 85.

Xanamem Australian researchers at Actinogen Medical have begun trials of a new drug called Xanamem. More than 170 patients with mild dementia in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom will take part in the placebo-controlled 12-week trial. The medicine blocks the stress hormone cortisol in order to improve mental function for those with dementias. In 2015, an Edinburgh University study of mice showed reducing cortisol in the brain improved their memory and decreased the number of Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid plaques in the brain. Researchers continue to work as they seek a successful, long-term option for treating or preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Taxi-Saver Program

is available through BC Transit for persons registered for handyDART. The program provides a 50% subsidy toward the cost of taxi rides. Passengers use coupons for taxi travel by booking with a participating taxi company. Taxi Saver coupons are sold at the local handyDART office to any permanent, registered handyDART user. Contact handyDARTfor more information. 604-795-5121

The Bus Pass Program

offers a universal bus pass for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities, providing unlimited access on any scheduled BC Transit bus. Cost is $45 per year, expiring on December 31. To qualify for the program, an individual must be receiving any of the following: Federal Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Spouses Allowance to Old Age Security, or Income Assistance for those over 60 years of age. Toll Free 1-866-866-0800

Emergency Transit Assistance Program (ETAP)

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is an initiative of the United Way, which allows individuals without the financial resources to access transit to attend medical appointments, job interviews and other programs that improve their lives. The Chilliwack Resource Centre manages the program in Chilliwack. 604-702-9595 Chilliwack Community Services coordinates volunteer drivers who provide transportation seven days a week to hospital, medical, and other appointments from Hope to Vancouver. A per kilometer fee is charged. 604-847-2244

Driving Miss Daisy

is a private service that provides accompaniment and transportation for seniors needing assistance with: medical/dental appointments, grocery/personal shopping, Alzheimer’s companionship and more. 604-316-1661 or 1-877-613-2479

is a provincial program offering travel discounts for individuals who must travel within the province for doctorreferred, non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community. A doctor’s referral is required. Toll Free 811 TTY Toll Free 711

provides partial funding towards travel costs for Aboriginal Elders to attend the Annual BC Elders Gathering. Applications are accepted each year between January and the second Friday in June. For more information contact the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres. Toll Free 1-800-990-2432

Seniors’ Vehicle Insurance Discounts

of 25% off the basic Autoplan insurance premium, may apply if a person is 65 or over, the principal operator of the vehicle is also 65 or over,

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and the vehicle is driven for pleasure only. Individuals who are 65 or over and have a disability, may be eligible for a further 25% disability discount off of the basic Autoplan insurance premium. For more information contact an Autoplan broker or ICBC at: Toll Free 1-800-663-3051

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS)

is committed to protecting the legal rights of older adults, preventing elder abuse, and supporting those who have been abused, through the following services:

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Elder Law Clinic and Legal Advocacy Program

provides legal advice, advocacy and representation to people aged 55+ who are not able to access legal help due to low income or other barriers or legal issues involving abuse/ neglect, financial exploitation, guardianship/capacity, debt, housing (residential tenancy and assisted living issues), government benefits and institutional care issues.

Victim Services Program

provides information, support and referrals to people aged 55+ who are victims of abuse, including family and sexual violence.

Free Workshops and Presentations

are available to provide training and information on elder abuse prevention, financial literacy, bullying prevention and residential tenancy. Workshops are listed on-line. To book a workshop, call 1-604-688-1927 ext. 225

Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL)

is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention. Hours are 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily (except Statutory Holidays). Language interpretation and TTY (for the hearing impaired) available

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Seniors can give safely and successfully People often gain a greater sense of purpose and happiness after giving to charity, and seniors are no exception. According to a study from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, today’s retirees are almost six times more likely to define success by generosity than their wealth when compared to seniors of yesteryear. Seniors’ eagerness to give makes them prime targets for charity fraud. Giving in retirement while avoiding fraudsters is challenging, but seniors who recognize their vulnerability can reduce their risk of falling victim to criminals.

Research before giving To ensure a donation will be spent in the way it was intended, seniors should thoroughly research organizations before becoming donors. One of the

first places to start is Charity Navigator. A 501(c)(3) public charity, Charity Navigator has been steering the public in the right direction regarding

charities since 2001. Their analysts research thousands of financial documents, rating charities on accountability, transparency and performance, among other criteria. Individuals also can research charities by getting recommendations from friends and

family, as well as learning about organizations through the Better Business Bureau. Online rankings and scam alerts can help with decision-making as well.

Don’t feel pressured High-quality charities do not need to resort to pressure tactics to solicit funds. Similarly, individuals should not feel put upon to donate because of gifts received in the mail. Such gifts commonly include note pads and return address labels. Seniors should make donations based on how they feel about a particular charity and the difference they want to make. Be aware of sound-alike charities Some fraudulent charities like to piggyback on the success of reputable organizations. They may operate under

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Seniors can find gratification through charitable giving.

names that sound similar to legitimate charities or create business logos that are nearly identical. People should not be fooled by these tactics.

Explore all the ways to give Seniors can give back in various ways. Charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts are great ways to give, and seniors can even donate senior discounts through a giving site called Boomerang Giving. Seniors also can volunteer their time.

Donate directly Contact a charity directly to donate instead of using a middle person or unconfirmed entity on the phone. Use a credit card or check so there is a receipt of the donation.

to reduce the risk of being contacted by bogus charities. Seniors who give to charity reap many rewards. But safeguarding one’s finances is of paramount importance when donating to charity.

Opt out of information sharing Donating to one charity should not result in a deluge of solicitations from others. Individuals should tell a charity they do not want their personal information shared. This also helps

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Assisted Living Registrar

Ministry of Health has the authority to respond to complaints about health and safety in assisted living residences. For concerns about care in a private assisted living facility, call the Assisted Living Registry. For concerns about care in a publicly subsidized assisted living facility, contact your Home Health Case Manager and/or the Fraser Valley Patient Care Quality Office. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved after contacting these resources, contact the Assisted Living Registry. Toll Free 1-866-714-3378

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facilitates prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults in communities across B.C. bccrns.ca

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee investigates reports of financial abuse, and can provide financial management services for adults incapable of managing their own affairs. Toll Free 1-800-663-7867 and ask to be transferred to the Public Guardian and Trustee

is a registered charity that supplies information on how to create a Representation Agreement, to appoint a substitute decision maker in the event that you become incapable of making your own health care and personal decisions. They also supply information on how to write a valid Advance Directive health care consent, and Enduring Power of Attorney to authorize someone to assist you or to act on your behalf to manage your financial and legal Free Representation Agreement forms are available to download as well as an online Registry where you can store your planning documents. Toll Free 1-877-267-5552 (voicemail)

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Avoiding Scams and Fraud, BC Securities Commission (BCSC)

Applications can be made in person on a first come first serve basis in Chilliwack on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm or by calling the province-wide Legal Services Society (LSS) at 1-866-577-2525 or 604-793-7243

and Crime Victim Assistance Program, referral to other community agencies for further assistance, and court orientation and accompaniment. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am– 4:00 pm. 604-393-3020

Chilliwack RCMP Victim Services Program

provides information, referrals and support for victims of family and sexual violence and other crimes. Toll Free 1-800-563-0808

provides support and information to people affected by crime or trauma. Services include emotional support, information on the status of a police investigation and/or court case, assistance with Victim Impact Statements

VictimLink BC

can help answer questions about investment planning, unsuitable investments, and scams. Their Be Fraud Aware campaign, provides information on fraud warning signs to help identify scams. To report a scam, contact the BCSC or fill out the Report a Scam form on their website. Toll Free 1-800-373-6393

Donating to Charities: Get the Facts Before You Give

is a seniors-friendly brochure providing facts on charitable giving and tips for recognizing fraudulent organizations. Toll Free 1-800-465-4911

Charities Listings, Canada Revenue Agency

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The Salvation Armyoffers numerous social services in the community including a Voucher Program (providing free clothing and household items), Correctional Services (providing services to prison inmates and their families), Emergency Shelter and Homeless Outreach programs, as well as:

Ruth and Naomi’s Street Mission

works with members of the Chilliwack community to help find solutions for their needs. They provide an evening meal for families with kids, laundry, showers, clothing distribution, 30 day emergency shelter, and operate a residential recovery centre. In addition, they offer: A free evening meal for adults

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Chilliwack United Church and the Chilliwack Kiwanis run a soup kitchen, offering free lunch every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month at the United Church at 12:00 pm. 604-792-4634

The Soup Kitchen

which offers one free meal a day, Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

The Bread Room

which is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. Free bread, pastries, and donated close-to-date food is available.

The Food Bank

which offers emergency food to unemployed and underemployed people who are hungry. This service is available by appointment. 604-792-0001

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Cottonwood Mall Dental Centre

45585 Luckakuck Way #35-A, Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A1 604-858-8171 Open until 9:00 p.m.

Greenheart Dentist Chilliwack HearingLife

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DENTAL Affinity Oral Care Centre

8236 Eagle Landing Pkwy #300 Chilliwack, BC 604-392-3192 Open until 4:00 p.m.

Chilliwack Dental Centre 9331 Mary St #2 Chilliwack, BC 604-792-0616

Happy Orthodontics 45840 Yale Rd #1 Chilliwack, BC 604-792-2015

Meadowbrook Dental

45715 Hocking Ave #514 Chilliwack, BC 604-792-2400 Open until 4:00 p.m.

Mountain View Dental 45485 Knight Rd #206

Chilliwack Dental Laboratory Chilliwack, BC 9181 Main St Chilliwack, BC 604-795-5017

Chilliwack Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery 8705 Young Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-392-8020 Open until 4:30 p.m.

A recent Ipsos poll found that 93% of Canadians want to stay in their home during retirement. Many are on a fixed retirement income, which can make it difficult without extra financial help. I wanted to let you know about a way to boost retirement income that’s becoming popular among 55+ Canadians who want to live a comfortable retirement on their terms. The CHIP Reverse Mortgage allows homeowners to access tax-free cash from the house they’ve paid into, without having to make regular mortgage payments. It’s becoming so popular that applications for reverse mortgages have doubled over the last 12 months.

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Summit View Dental Centre

Pharmasave Health Centre

Yale Road Pharmacy

Vita Dental Wellness

Save-On-Foods Salish Plaza

Hodgins Pharmacy Remedy’s Rx

9123 Mary St. #105 Chilliwack, BC 604-792-3324 Open until 5:00 p.m.

45425 Luckakuck Way Chilliwack, BC 604-858-5152 Open until 5:00 p.m.

Willow Dental Care Chilliwack

46020 Yale Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-792-7520 Open until 11:00 p.m.

Salish Plaza 46030 Yale Road West #25 Chilliwack, BC 604-792-6999 Open until 5:00 p.m.

Young Street Dental 9064 Young Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-792-0054 Open until 4:00 p.m.

PHARMACY Locks Prescription Pharmacy

9181 Main St Chilliwack, BC 604-795-9488 Open until 5:30 p.m.

9193 Main St Chilliwack, BC 604-792-1240 Open until 6:00 p.m.

Peoples Pharmacy Chilliwack

46198 Yale Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-795-1157 Open until 6:00 p.m.

45555 Hodgins Ave Chilliwack, BC 604-402-4555 Open until 5:00 p.m.

10 - 45955 Yale Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-392-2211 Open until 6:00 p.m.

Super-Care Pharmacy 9225 Main St Chilliwack, BC 604-792-6260 Open until 6:00 p.m.

Shoppers Drug Mart 45905 Yale Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-792-7377 Open until 12:00 a.m.

Rexall Pharmacy

9200 Mary St Chilliwack, BC 604-792-7334 Open until 6:00 p.m

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Gaetz Pharmacy

Real Canadian Superstore

London Drugs Pharmacy

Safeway Pharmacy

Cottonwood Pharmacy Remedy’s RX

Save-On-Foods Grocery Store

103, 45744 Gaetz St Chilliwack, BC 604-846-3603 Open until 5:00 p.m.

45779 Luckakuck Way Chilliwack, BC 604-824-4236 Open until 11:00 p.m.

45850 Yale Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-795-6092 Open until 9:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Mall 45585 Luckakuck Way #21 Chilliwack, BC 604-858-9347 Open until 10:00 p.m.

45428 Luckakuck Way #100 Chilliwack, BC 604-858-9446 Open until 6:00 p.m.

6014 Vedder Rd #31 Chilliwack, BC 604-824-1105 Open until 11:00 p.m.

8249 Eagle Landing Pkwy Chilliwack, BC 604-792-7638 Open until 9:00 p.m.

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Safeway Pharmacy

Walmart Pharmacy

A-46298 Yale Rd Chilliwack, BC 604-795-6122 Open until 6:00 p.m.

45779 Luckakuck Way Chilliwack, BC 604-824-4235 45610 Luckakuck Way Chilliwack, BC 604-858-0437 Open until 9:00 p.m.

Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium 45901 Victoria Ave Chilliwack, BC 604-792-1344 Open until 5:00 p.m.

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• Advice and assistance to Executors and Administrators of estates on all estate administration matters, including applications to the Supreme Court of BC for Grants of Probate or Administration. • Advice and advocacy for all types of estate disputes, including Wills variation claims, Will validity disputes and joint tenancy disputes.

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Crisis Support

9-8465 Harvard Pl Chilliwack, BC 604-847-3477

You can call 911, or call your local crisis services. Someone will assist you right away. Or consult the listing by province of local crisis services at Crisis Services Canada. You can also call the VAC Assistance Service: Toll Free 1-800-268-7708 TTD/TTY 1-800-567-5803

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confidential peer support to current and former members of the military or their families who have lost a loved one. Call them at 1-800-883-6094 or email HOPE-ESPOIR@forces.gc.ca.

Services and support for operational stress injuries

Specialized care services for addressing an operational stress injury (OSI), are Peer support available. And there VETERAN AFFAIRS Talk to someone who has lived are disability benefits, with an operational stress rehabilitation services and VAC Assistance Service injury and has travelled the treatment benefits that can Mental health professionals road to well-being. Visit the support. Here are some other 1-800-268-7708 OSISS website or call 1-800supports. You can contact 1-866-522-2122 VAC for referrals or to learn Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30, 883-6094. Trained veteran and family member peers can more. local time provide one-on-one coaching information@vac-acc.gc.ca continued on page 61... Please do not e-mail personal and support.

The VAC Assistance Service

This counselling and referral service is available 24/7. It is a free, confidential service for Veterans, their families, and all those who are concerned with their well-being. Toll Free 1-800-268-7708 TDD/TTY 1-800-567-5803

There is bereavement support for families dealing with the loss of a loved one. This is available by calling the VAC Assistance Service toll free, 1-800-268-7708 or TTD/TTY 1-800-567-5803. Also, the HOPE program (Helping Our Peers by Providing Empathy) is a peer support program that provides

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Visiting loved ones in assisted living facilities For many seniors, a day arrives in their lives when it is no longer safe or practical to live at home alone. Assisted living facilities can help seniors adjust to their new situations. Such facilities typically offer comfortable surroundings, car-

ing staff and all the amenities of home. Although fellow residents can provide companionship and friendships can develop over the course of time, assisted living facility residents also

enjoy regular visits from family and friends. Such visits keep seniors connected with their loved ones and break up routines that, over time, may become monotonous. Some people may feel anxious or awkward visiting assisted living facilities because it may shed light on the frailties or specialized needs of loved ones. This may be especially true if a loved one has a physical, neurological or mental illness. Rather than avoiding visits, individuals can follow these guidelines.

Time visits right Many residents have the most energy in the morning or early afternoon right after meals. Call ahead to find out if there are any medical appointments or outings planned. Visiting during meals or activities can be fun because you’ll be engaged and will have something to keep both of you busy.

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Limit distractions Find a quiet and comfortable place at the facility where you can spend time with your loved one. This way you can focus most of your attention on the person you are visiting, and he or she can do the same. A sitting room or an outdoor area can be a nice place to spend time away from television or other people’s conversations.

Plan an excursion If you are able to take the resident off of the property, arrange to take them somewhere that would interest them. Do not plan too much, because you want the excursion to be fun, not taxing. Bring along items Gifts are not necessary, but photos, books, puzzles, or even keepsakes from home can serve as catalysts for wonderful conversations.

Help the conversation along If a loved one has dementia, visits can be especially challenging. However, simply being present can be comforting for the person even if conversation is stilted. Be patient and positive. Find topics that stimulate responses, and fill in if things get quiet. Visiting someone in an assisted living facility can buoy residents’ spirits and make for an enjoyable afternoon.

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How seniors can preserve their brains Physical activity and proper diet and nutrition can help people age 50 and older maintain their physical health. But there are also ways aging men and women can preserve brain health in an effort to prevent or delay the cognitive decline that affects millions of seniors across the globe. It’s easy to overlook the importance of keeping the brain healthy. However, a decline in brain function can

result in poor concentration, memory loss and a host of other issues. Sometimes, by the time symptoms present themselves, it may be too late to reverse any damage.

Harvard Medical School also states that volunteering, caring for others and pursuing hobbies may benefit the brains of older adults.

A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry Research suggests that a found participants who reportcombination of nutrition and ed higher levels of purpose in mental, social and physical life exhibited superior cogniactivities may have a greater impact with regard to maintain- tive function despite the accuing and improving brain health mulation of abnormal protein than any single activity. depositions (amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles)

Doing jigsaw, crossword puzzles and playing games can keep the brain sharp.

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in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Having a purpose also may help those who do not have Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to the suggestions mentioned above, those who want to boost brain health can consider these strategies. • Start exercising the brain early on. A study published in 2012 in the British Medical Journal examined cognitive function in people ages 45 to 70. Researchers found evidence of cognitive decline in the 45-year-old participants as well as the older participants. It’s never too early to put a brain health plan into motion. • Read more books. Reading can open individuals up to new vocabulary and scenarios that promote a stronger brain and recall ability. Enrolling in an education course at a local college, community center or online also may be beneficial. • Hit the gym. Several studies suggest an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive de-

cline. This could be because exercise elevates heart rate, which pumps more blood to the brain and body. • Supplement with DHA. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is dominant in the brain. Adhere to a Mediterranean diet, which is generally high in natural sources of omega-3, including fish and mono-unsaturated fats from olives, olive oil, nuts and seeds. Supplements also may help, but individuals should consult with their doctors about which products to take.

• Challenge the mind. Men and women can engage in challenging activities that stray from their routines. Puzzles, strategic games, jigsaw puzzles, or difficult hobbies can benefit the brain. • Keep a close-knit group of friends. Regular conversation and social interaction is a key component of any brain health wellness plan. Slowing cognitive decline and promoting greater brain health should be a priority for adults of all ages.

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This cross-country network of operational stress injury clinics provides assessment, treatment, prevention and support to Veterans and former RCMP members. Stillserving CAF members, and current RCMP members can also receive services. Treatment is on an outpatient basis and includes one-on-one therapy sessions and group sessions to address anxiety, insomnia, anger and other issues related to operational stress injuries. Family members may also receive support. Learn more.

case management include coping with serious illness, or adjusting to a change of career or to the loss of a loved one.

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Aids to Independent Living Program, Canadian Red Cross

If you think you may have an addiction to a substance or a problem with dependency or gambling, you can have access through VAC to facilities with programs that would be of great assistance. Although the programs differ at each facility, the goal is the same. Your case manager can tell you more about this option.

Alcohol and Drug Information Referral

Toll Free 1-800-663-1441

Assisted Living Registrar, Ministry of Health

Toll Free 1-866-714-3378 health.gov.bc.ca 300-1275 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 1A6

Auburn Residences in Chilliwack

604-792-3545 retirementconcepts.com 8531 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 0E1

Clinical care manager

A clinical care manager is a health professional or social worker hired by VAC on a short-term basis to support a Veteran who is experiencing complex health needs.

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BC Senior’s Fishing License fishing.gov.bc.ca

BC Seniors Games Society, 55+ BC Games 604-824-7963 bcseniorsgames.org

BC Seniors’ Guide 1-877-952-3181 seniorsbc.ca

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS)

Toll Free 1-866-437-1940 TTY 1-855-306-1443 bcceas.ca 150-900 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2R1

BC Elders’ Guide, First Nations Health Authority & BC Ministry of Health 1-866-913-0033 seniorsbc.ca

BC Housing

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BC Old Age Pensioners Organization

#173- Sardis 604-858-4066 5725 Tyson Road, Sardis, BC V2R 3R6 #164- Cultus Lake 604-858-7633 Cultus Lake Community Hall, 4220 Columbia Valley Highway, Cultus Lake, BC V2R 5B6

BC Palliative Care Benefits Program health.gov.bc.ca

BC Securities Commission, Scams and Fraud

BC Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit, BC Income Taxation Branch Toll Free 1-877-387-3332 www2.gov.bc.ca

Better At Home, United Way & Chilliwack Community Services 604-393-3251 ext. 240 comserv.bc.ca 9214 Mary Street, Chilliwack, BC

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Birchwood Retirement Suites/Cottages

604-792-8793 chartwell.com 45650 Patten Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1S4

Boomers and Beyond, Sardis Library 604-858-5503 fvrl.bc.ca 5819 Tyson Road, Sardis, BC V2R 3R6

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association 604-795-9238 or Toll Free 1-866-888-2442 chha-bc.org 216-9181 Main Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4M9

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Toll Free 1-800-563-2642 cnib.ca Unit #7-2630 Bourquin Crescent West, Abbotsford, BC V2S 5N7

Bradley Centre

604-795-4103 fraserhealth.ca 45600 Menholm Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1P7

Care & Share Centre, Salvation Army

Bus Pass Program, BC Transit

Central Elementary Community School 604-792-8539 central.sd33.bc.ca 9435 Young Street, Chilliwack V2P 4S7

Charities Listings, Canada Revenue Agency Toll Free 1-800-267-2384 cra.gc.ca/donors

Cheam Housing

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Cheam Leisure Centre

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604-792-0001 salvationarmychilliwack.ca 45746 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2N5

604-824-0231 myreccentre.com 45501 Market Way, Chilliwack, BC V2R 0M9

Canadian Cancer Society, Chilliwack

Care Connection Health Services Co-operative

Chilliwack Alzheimer Resource Centre

604-792-3984 chilliwack@bc.cancer.ca 9240 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4R4

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Cascades Residential Care

604-702-4603 alzheimer.ca 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4A6

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Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society (CDSRS) 604-793-9979 cdsrs.ca 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4Y6

Chilliwack Family YMCA

604-792-3371 chilliwackYMCA.caAddress: 45844 Hocking Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B4

Chilliwack Grief Support

604-795-7371 9-45905 Yale Road, Unit 130 Chilliwack, BC V2P 8E6

604-793-7239 or 604-792-5436 chilliwackgriefsupport.ca C/O 45938 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7

Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack Health Unit

Chilliwack Community Band

604-392-8000 chilliwackculturalcentre.ca 9201 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4A6

604-702-4900 fraserhealth.ca 45470 Menholm Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1M2

Chilliwack Home Health, Fraser Health Toll Free 1-855-412-2121 fraserhealth.ca 45470 Menholm Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1M2

Chilliwack Home Support Services, Fraser Health 604-858-0338 fraserhealth.ca 101-45485 Knight Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 3G3

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Chilliwack Seniors’ Social Society

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604-792-6696 45795 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2T4

Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society

Chilliwack RCMP Victim Services Program

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Chilliwack Learning Society (CLS)

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Chilliwack Resource Centre

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604-702-9595 cwkresourcecentre.com 3-46240 Yale Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 2P3

604-792-4634 chilliwackunitedchurch.com 45835 Spadina Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2P 1T4

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1-866-902-3767 604-793-7204 chilliwackseniorpeercouncellors.org selfmanagementbc.ca 45938 Wellington Avenue, Columbia Valley Senior Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7

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Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre

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Assistive devices help people remain mobile Disabilities affect people from all walks of life. Statistics Canada states that, as of 2012, 13.7 percent of the population age 15 years or older reported having a disability that could impact daily life.

• Canes: Canes are handheld devices that provide a little extra stability or support to weakened limbs. Canes are easily transported and can assist those who need only a little help.

People with disabilities may need assistive devices to reclaim some measure of their independence. For example, millions of people rely on wheelchairs or walking aids to get around. These are called assistive technology and rehabilitative devices, which include tools, equipment or products that can help people with disabilities get around more easily. These devices may be as small as magnifying glasses for reading to as large as wheelchairs.

• Standard walkers: Also known as medical walkers, standard walkers offer substantial support and must be lifted to move. That requires upper body strength, which can be difficult for some to maintain on long trips.

Rolling walkers are assistive devices that can keep individuals mobile despite cognitive or physical disabilities.

More than six million use canes, walkers or crutches to assist with mobility. The following are some of the common types of mobility devices available for purchase.

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• Rolling walkers: Rolling walkers are similar to standard walkers. But rolling walkers have wheels, either on the front only or on both sets of legs. They are somewhat less stable than standard walkers. Rolling walkers with wheel-locking devices may offer stability when needed. Some rolling walkers are called “rollators.” • Wheelchairs: Standard wheelchairs must be powered by the person in the chair or by someone pushing it from behind. This can be difficult for people with minimal upper body strength. Mechanical wheelchairs are powered with a lever or button. Some people may opt for motorized scooters over bulkier wheelchairs when possible.

is important. A walker or another device that is too wide can affect mobility or require modifications to be made around the home. Weight is another consideration. The device should be lightweight so it can be maneuvered, but Assistive devices can be highalso weigh enough to provide ly effective, but only when they enough stability to keep users are used properly and safely. upright. Assistive devices should be measured for each user. Many Users should proceed slowly walkers are height-adjustable. and favor their stronger sides when relying on canes or The width of a device also

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walkers. Devices should not be used to climb atop other items like step stools. Children should not be allowed to play with or ride on assistive devices. If there are safety belts or locks on any assistive technology, they should be put in place before use to prevent further injury.

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Dementia Help Line

Toll Free 1-800-936-6033

Donating to Charities: Get the Facts Before You Give

Toll Free 1-800-465-4911 seniorsbc.ca/shls/charities.html

Driving Miss Daisy

Toll Free 1-877-613-2479 chilliwack.drivingmissdaisy.net

Eden Care Centre

604-792-8166 9100 Charles Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 5K6

Community Drivers, Chilliwack Community Services

Crystal Ridge Manor

604-793-7203 ccsinfo@comserv.bc.ca 7112 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 3T6

Cooper’s Foods

604-702-9544 cottonwoodcottage.ca 10170 Kenswood Drive, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7N7

http://chilliwackeldercollege.ca/ 604-702-2611 UFV Canada Education Park Room A1367 45190 Caen Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3

Cultus Lake Community School

604-824-6667 coopersfoods.com 45635 Tamihi Way Garrison, BC V2R 0M4

Cottonwood Cottage

Chilliwack ElderCollege

604-703-1277 crystalridgemanor.com 45665 McIntosh Drive, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7L1

604-858-6266 cultuslake.sd33.bc.ca 71 Sunnyside Avenue, Cultus Lake V2R 5B5

Elders Transportation Program, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Toll Free 1-800-990-2432 bcaafc.com

Cultus Lake Golden Pallette Club

Emergency Preparedness Guide / Guide for People with Disabilities

604-769-2787 Cultus Lake Community Hall, 4220 Columbia Valley Highway, Cultus Lake, BC V2R 5B6

Toll Free 1-800-830-3118 getprepared.gc.ca

Make Your Plan Today Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don’t wait.

Henderson's Funeral Homes & Crematorium 45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2S9

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Emergency Transit Assistance Program, United Way

604-702-9595 cwkresourcecentre.com 3-46240 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2P3

Equipment Registry

See Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society (CDSRS)

First Nations Health Authority, Health Benefits Program Toll Free 1-855-550-5454 fnha.ca/benefits 1166 Alberni Street, Room 701, Vancouver BC V6E 3Z3

Fraser Health Crisis Line Toll Free 1-877-820-7444

Fraser Health Patient Care Quality Office Toll Free 1-877-880-8823 fraserhealth.ca 4th Floor, 11762 Laity Street Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5A3

Fraser Valley Regional Library Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7K1 604-792-1941

Sardis Library

5819 Tyson Road, Sardis, BC V2R 3R6 604-858-5503

Yarrow Library

4670 Community Street, Yarrow, BC V2R 5E1 604-823-4664

Gwynne Vaughan Park Community Garden

604-858-6310 gwynnevaughanpark.ca Gwynne Vaughan Society, Box 530, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7V5

Hampton House Retirement Residence

604-703-1982 chartwell.com 45555 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1P3

Garden Villa

604-792-1531 9155 Garden Drive, Chilliwack, BC V2P 5M8

Greendale Elementary Community School

604-823-7281 gcs.sd33.bc.ca 6621 Sumas Prairie Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4K1

Grocery Delivery Service See Safeway Grocery Shopping and Home Delivery Service See Cooper’s Foods

Spectacular Views Great Exercise Open Year Round www.golfcultus.com

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Volunteering as an older adult: How to find the right fit for your new lifestyle Many parents feel involving their children in volunteering at an early age can have a profound, long-lasting impact on their kids. But youngsters are not the only ones who can reap great rewards from volunteering, as studies show that men and women at, beyond or approaching retirement age

The reasons why older adults volunteer are varied, but it Research from the Corporation found that 97 percent of its volunteers indicated that their for National and Community volunteer work with the orgaService found that more than 20 million older adults contrib- nization gave them a sense of purpose. uted in excess of three billion hours of community service Older adults who want to time each year from 2011 to volunteer but have little or no 2013. history with volunteering might also benefit greatly from volunteer work.

Reverse Mortgages – Fastest Growing Mortgage Product in Canada! - Why? • 30% of the population is age 60+ • Roughly 50% of those are finding the majority of their wealth tied up in their homes, yet they don’t want to sell, but would like access to some of that savings to fund their retirement Are you, or maybe your parents or grandparents in a “house rich, cash poor” situation? Get the real truth about reverse mortgages, including all of the options.

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not know where to begin with regard to finding the right opportunity. The right fit can make all the difference for volunteers and the people they help, and the following tips might help older adults as they look for an opportunity that best utilizes their skills and experience.

schedule, using this list to determine how much free time you have to volunteer. Some opportunities require greater time commitments than others, so make sure you know just how much time you can devote to an opportunity before signing up.

• Know your schedule. Older adults who are still working but want to volunteer may have a firm grasp on their schedules, but even retirees should not overestimate how much time they have to volunteer. Before you begin to look for an opportunity, write down your commitments and daily

• Give due consideration to your experience. Older adults who have retired or are on the cusp of retirement have a lifetime of experience they can use to help others. Imparting wisdom learned in your professional life can provide a sense of purpose and even make you feel as

though you are still actively involved in the industry where you built your professional reputation. But life experience can also prove invaluable in volunteering opportunities. Mentoring programs give volunteers the chance to help young people, and such opportunities can involve more than just offering professional advice.Don’t downplay the significance of certain opportunities. Volunteering opportunities come in many variations, and each is significant in its own right. Coaching a grandchild’s soccer team can have as significant an impact on the people you help as other volunteering opportunities. Volunteers offer their time because they have a passion to help others, and that help can be given in a myriad of ways. • Leave time for the rest of your life. Volunteering is a selfless act, and volunteers are the backbone of many successful charitable organizations. But older continued on page 72...

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men and women should leave time for the rest of their lives as well. Retirement should be fulfilling but also include time for recreation, so don’t downplay how important hobbies are to you in an attempt to find more time to volunteer. No retiree wants to grow resentful of his or her volunteer work because it leaves little time for other pursuits, so do your best to balance your charitable endeavors with the other things in life that matter to you. Finding the right volunteer opportunity can make all the difference for older men and women who want to give back to their communities.

HandyDART

604-795-5121 bctransit.com 44580 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4H1

Health Equipment Short Term Loan Program, Canadian Red Cross 604-792-2343 9290 Mary Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6J1

HealthLink BC

Toll Free 811 TTY 711 healthlinkbc.ca

Health Promotion Workshops, Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC

HELP Plus, Canadian Red Cross 604-930-9073 redcross.ca

Heritage Village

604-858-1833 fraserhealth.ca 7525 Topaz Drive, Chilliwack, BC V2R 3C9

Home Adaptations for Independence Program, BC Housing Homeowner Protection Branch Toll Free 1-800-407-7757 (ext. 7055) bchousing.org/HAFI

Home Owner Grant

604-684-9720 coscobc.ca/cosco-workshops

604-792-9498 chilliwack.com City of Chilliwack, Tax Department, 8550 Young Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A4

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Home Oxygen Program, Fraser Health fraserhealth.ca

Immunization Services

immunizebc.ca or see Chilliwack Health Unit

Independent Lifestyles Homecare

604-799-8400 independentlifestyles.ca

Jubilee Place

604-792-5018 45440 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1P6

Legal Aid, Legal Services Society

Lynnwood Retirement Residence

Melody’s House Calls 1-855-510-5155 housecallsnursing.ca

604-792-0689 chartwell.com 9168 Corbould Street Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A1

Mount Cheam Lions Club, Hall 604-792-3810 mountcheamlions.com Mount Cheam Lions Hall, 45580 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, BC Mailing Address: Box 249, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 6J1

Mae’s Elite Foods

604-702-1844 maeselitefoods@telus.net 44915 B Yale Road West, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4H3

Meals on Wheels, Chilliwack Moving Made Easier 604-997-6505 Community Services

movingmadeeasier.org

604-793-7242 comserv.bc.ca 45938 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 2C7

National Association of Federal Retirees

604-793-7243 lss.bc.ca 45938 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7

Medical Equipment Loans/Leases

Library for You, FVRL

MedicAlert Safely Home Program, Alzheimer Society of Canada & MedicAlert Foundation of Canada

1-888-668-4141 ext. 7034

Lion Roy Campbell Lodge 604-824-1385 141 School Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4L3

See Mount Cheam Lions Club

1-855-581-3794 alzheimer.ca 2005 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M2J 5B4

604-795-6011 fsna.com 9400 College Street, PO Box 463, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6J7

NetCare, Fraser Health 604-792-7121 fraserhealth.ca 9090 Newman Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 3Z8

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Help senior drivers maintain their independence Schedule a driving safety evaluation When drivers’ abilities to operate a motor vehicle become suspect, a thorough evaluation should be scheduled. The evaluation should not be handled by a family physician or family member, but by an unbiased third party like a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Age alone is not a reliable meaSpecialist. This is a therapist sure of driving ability, but many who has special certification to of the issues that affect one’s assist people with disabilities, ability to safely drive a vehicle including older adults, with tend to appear as men and women near their golden years. Losing the ability to safely operate an automobile can greatly reduce a person’s independence. That is why periodic driver evaluations may be met with some reluctance. Aging men and women who don’t want to avoid potential conflicts with concerned family members can take their own steps to ensure they maintain their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. As men and women age, various factors may affect their ability to drive. In addition to issues with memory, seniors may have failing eyesight and physical limitations, and their reaction time may slow down. In such instances, seniors’ ability to safely operate a motor vehicle may be questioned.

driving. They can help individuals with adaptive equipment or techniques if driving issues stem from something that can be addressed.

Figure out if the car “fits” the individual A program called CarFit can help drivers assess if their car is suited to their abilities. A team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with participants to ensure their vehicles are

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equipped for maximum safety and comfort. A properly adjusted vehicle is as important as one’s cognitive and physical abilities. Adjustments can include mirror placement, good foot positioning and sitting at the proper distance from the steering wheel. People can learn about an upcoming event at www.car-fit.org.

Take a driver improvement course Driver improvement courses are provided by various organizations, including some insurance companies. AARP also has a Driver Safety Course to lower the risk of traffic violations, collisions and injuries. Completion of these courses can help drivers enhance their abilities behind the wheel and may result in lower premiums for mature drivers.

Keep the mind and body fit Regular exercise and a healthy diet can be assets for mature drivers. Mental fitness techniques and brain exercises can improve reaction time, while aerobic and strength-training workouts can keep the body in shape. Driving is one of the key avenues to personal independence. Strengthening seniors’ driving abilities is a goal of many organizations.

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Nidus: Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry Toll Free 1-877-267-5552 (voicemail) nidus.ca 1440 West 12thAvenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8

Norman Manor

604-792-6666 optima-living.com 8515 Young Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4P2

Nurse Next Door

604-856-5553 nursenextdoor.com 34334 Forrest Terrace, Abbotsford, BC V2S 1G7

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Toll Free 1-800-663-7867 trustee.bc.ca

Parking Permits for Persons with Disabilities, Social Planning and Research Council of BC Toll Free 1-888-718-7794 permits@sparc.bc.ca 4445 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 0A7

Patient Attachment Mechanism (PAM), Chilliwack Division of Family Practice 604-795-0034 1-844-795-0034 divisonsbc.ca

Chilliwack Patient Care Quality Office

Toll Free 1-877-880-8823 fraserhealth.ca 4th Floor, 11762 Laity Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5A3

People’s Law School

604-331-5400 publiclegaled.bc.ca 150 – 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4

Piper Richards on V.C.

9576 Broadway Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 5T6

Promontory Community School 604-858-2999 promontory.sd33.bc.ca 46200 Stoneview Drive, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5W8

Property Tax Deferment, Province of BC Toll Free 1-800-663-7867 ask to be transferred to 250-356-8121 www2.gov.bc.ca

Prospera Centre

604-793-2904 chilliwack.com/skate 45323 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 8G1

Provincial Park Camping Discounts env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

Rainbow Country Seniors, The Salvation Army 604-792-0001 salvationarmychilliwack.ca 46420 Brooks Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1C5

Recycled Medical Equipment Program, Opportunities for the Disabled Foundation Toll Free 1-888-242-7202 oftdf.org 319-4538 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V9G 1G5

Redwood Manor

604-792-0205 46530 Karen Drive, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1K1

Need A Little Help? Salvation Army of Chilliwack can help: * Food Bank * Free Bread & * Soup Kitchen Clothing * Homeless Shelter * Emergency Disaster * Counseling Service Services

Salvation Army of Chilliwack www.salvationarmychilliwack.ca | 604-792-0001

Volunteer • Donate • Fireside Addiction • Care & Share • Church

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Rental Housing List

Safeway (Sardis)

See Salvation Army

Rental Housing Registry

See Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society

Residential Tenancy Office 1-800-665-8779 rto.gov.bc.ca 400 - 5021 Kingsway, Burnaby , BC, V5H 4A5

Rosedale Traditional Community School

604-378-0300 rtcss.ca 56850 Yale Road, Rosedale, BC, V0X 1X2

Ruth and Naomi’s Street Mission Daytime: 604-795-2322 Evening: 604-795-0226 ranmission.ca 46130 Margaret Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2G5

Safeway (Chilliwack)

604-795-6428 safeway.ca 45850 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4N6

Seniors’ Vehicle Insurance Discounts, ICBC

604-858-8115 safeway.ca 45610 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A2

Toll Free 1-800-663-3051 icbc.com

Service BC—Chilliwack

Salvation Army

604-792-0001 salvationarmychilliwack.ca 45746 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2N5

604-795-8415 servicebc.gov.bc.ca Suite 1– 45467 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 3Z8

Screening Mammography Program, BC Cancer Agency

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER), BC Housing

Toll Free 1-800-663-9203 screeningbc.ca

1-800-257-7756 bchousing.org 101-4555 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4V8

SeniorsBC

Toll Free 1-800-663-7867 seniorsBC.ca

Silver Strands 604-792-7440

Seniors Housing Directory of silverstrands.ca BC, Senior Services Society 604-520-6621 Stó:lõ Elders’ Lodge seniorsservicessociety.ca

604-858-5414 stolonation.bc.ca 7519 Topaz Drive Chilliwack, BC V2R 0E8

Seniors Hunting License Discount

env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/ hunting

Seniors’ Skate Time

Stó:lõ Nation Health Services

See Twin Rinks or Prospera Centre

604-824-3200 Toll Free 1-877-411-3200 stolonation.bc.ca 7-7201 Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5

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www.brucefournier.com

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Bruce Fournier 604.819.0120

Bruce has his SRES designation. Helping those age 50 plus through lifestyle transitions involving relocation, downsizing or selling the family home.

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Sunshine Garden, Chilliwack Society for Community Living

community.garden@cscl.org 45195 Wells Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 1H6

Upstage

604-845-0851 upstagenow.ca

Valley Alert Lifeline

See handyDART

1-888-969-1818 valleyalertlifeline.ca 101–2445 West Railway Street, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E3

Topaz Place

Valleyhaven

Taxi-Saver Program

604-850-6608 45438 Knight Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3E8

Travel Assistance Program, Province of BC Toll Free 811 TTY Toll Free 711 health.gov.bc.ca/tapbc

Twin Rinks

604-793-2904 chilliwack.com/skate 5725 Tyson Road, Sardis, BC V2R 3R6

University of the Fraser Valley, Senior Citizen Discount

Toll Free 1-888-823-8734 ufv.ca/admissions/feeandpay/ seniors/

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604-792-0037 kaigo.ca 45450 Menholm Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 1M2

VictimLink BC

Toll Free 1-800-563-0808 victimlinkbc.ca

Volunteer Chilliwack, Chilliwack Community Services

604-793-7203 45938 Wellington Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C comserv.bc.ca

Volunteer Grocery Shopping Program, Market Place IGA & CDSRS 604-795-3727 iga028@igabc.com IGA, 9700 Menzies Street N, Chilliwack, BC V2P 5Z6

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Waverly Seniors Village 604-792-6340 retirementconcepts.com 8445 Young Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 4P2

We Care Home Health Services

Toll Free 1-866-729-3227 wecare.ca 301 – 10233 153 Street Surrey, BC V3R 0Z7

Yarrow Community School 604-823-4408 yarrow.sd33.bc.ca Community School, 4605 Wilson Road, Yarrow, BC, V2R 4N3

Yarrow Senior Citizens Society

604-823-4325 4670 Community Street, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5E1


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