Seniors’ Info Day set for June 15 at Quesnel Legion

Register for any of the free workshops to learn more about seniors issues

Often people find themselves without vital information about services they require or programs they would like to access.

Seniors’ Advocacy Service is offering workshops in some of the most requested areas of seniors’ services and programs, June 15 at the Legion with experts on hand to provide the necessary information and answer questions.

Although seniors need this information, it’s often very useful and important for families and even community service providers to also be aware of the details.

The day of free workshops begins at 9 a.m., with a workshop on wills, representation agreements and power of attorney. At 10 a.m. Pat Morton will deliver a workshop of taxes, followed at 11 a.m. with information from Service B.C. with Mike Boreen.

After lunch, which is being offered at a small fee, workshops begin again at 1 p.m. with Carole Morrison from Prince George speaking about Canada Pension benefits, followed by Alzeheimer’s Awareness at 2 p.m., presented by Leanne Jones from the Alzehiemers Society in Prince George. The final workshop at 3 p.m. deals with medication awareness.

The public is invited to take in all the workshops, or just the ones of particular interest. Pre-registering is recommended as no session can exceed 60 people and seats are filling.

Also available during the Seniors’ Info Day are many community providers with resources tables.

Seniors’ Advocacy Services would also like to inform the public about the work they’re doing regarding the DriveAble program recently introduced which requires people of any age, but most applicable to seniors, to pass a computer exam to maintain their drivers licence.

SAS is looking to install a practice program at their office where people can get a feel for the touch screen-style exam they could be facing.

“The exam process is often extremely stressful and couple that with the fact only exam site is in Prince George; anxiety levels could rise exponentially,” SAS’ Susan MacNeill said.

“This would offer a chance to practice, which could make the difference in a person’s success or failure. It could be as simple as building confidence and removing potential barriers.”

MacNeill will be on hand at the Seniors’ Info Day to answer questions on a variety of issues not specifically covered in the six workshops.

To reserve your spot, call 250-992-1567 or 250-747-8363.