Primary care assistant Rhonda McCormack in the reception area of the Urgent Primary Care Centre, located within G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital. Darrel Petsul from G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital will be the guest speaker at the Voice for North Cariboo Seniors Meeting Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94. (Observer file photo)

Voice for North Cariboo Seniors Feb. 20 guest speaker will speak about seniors’ care at hospital

The Quesnel-based group is also looking for volunteers to help move food products once a week

Ginnie Dunn Webb

Observer Contributor

The Voice for North Cariboo Seniors will have a guest speaker, Darrel Petsul from G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Anyone with concerns about how seniors are treated should find the meeting of interest to them. Darrel will try to answers your questions. There is no cost.

The Voice for Seniors has been meeting for the past eight years at the Legion on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. They have guest speakers at most meetings. Everyone is welcome.

At this time, the group needs some help moving food products about once a week for about 15 minutes at a time. The helpers would need to be able to carry 30 or 40 pounds up a flight of stairs. Lunch might even be included. For more information, call Peter at 250-992-7416.


There is a Cariboo Cohousing Group organizing in Quesnel.

It may or may not be ‘Seniors Only.’ Cohousing organizations are whatever their members want them to be. So if the members want it to be a seniors developments, it would be. The idea is to construct a safe, friendly, welcoming community for like minded people.

So far, members desire it to support healthy, successful aging and to encourage active, social and a learning atmosphere.

They are looking to consider four- to six-acre properties in the City boundaries with a mind to having 15-20 homes. Whether the homes would be single family home, duplexes, triplexes or a multi-level building will be up to members to decide. The Quesnel group wants their cohousing development to encourage enjoyment of all four seasons. There would be a common house with a kitchen and dining area, spaces for a library, another for arts and crafts, for music, for exercise and for woodworking.

More decisions will be made as the development grows and as members choose. For more information, call Marguerite Hall at 250-747-3321 or check out the Canadian CoHousing Network.

Cohousing communities have existed in Sweden for at least 30 years. It has been found that people live longer and live happier in these communities.

READ MORE: Quesnel group looking into developing a co-housing complex

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