A free pancake breakfast will be hosted at the Seniors Centre Sept. 8. Flavour Trails/Facebook

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Ruth Scoullar is back with her monthly round up of activities for seniors in Quesnel

As kids get ready to go back to school after the holidays, it’s time for adults to plan a new year ahead. There are a wide range of activities in the community to choose from through the Quesnel & District Arts and Recreation Centre, Quesnel & District Seniors Centre, the OAPO br. 77 in the Golden Centre, sports activities, not to mention affiliation with a group of friends who have common interests.

Volunteers are always needed in various organizations. It provides the opportunity to make new friends, work with old ones and feel a sense of satisfaction in helping out.

Seniors’ Day & Resource Fair

On Sept. 8 there will be a free pancake breakfast for seniors from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Quesnel & District Seniors Centre. The breakfast will coincide with the Seniors’ Fair at the centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The purpose of the fair, sponsored by the Quesnel Age Friendly Initiative, is to introduce the Seniors’ Resource Guide, Community Health Services, Seniors’ Resource booths and information at various booths that will be set up by groups including Better at Home, Northern Health, Seniors’ Advocacy Services and more. Public transportation will be complimentary on Quesnel Transit and, if required, through Better at Home. Contact 250-992-9156 if you need assistance.

ICBC presentation

At the Seniors Centre on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. in the main hall will be an ICBC presentation to cover driving, self-assessment, assessing medical fitness, the Enhanced Road Assessment (previously the seniors re-exam), tips for seniors and refresher rules of the road and staying mobile. There is no fee for this presentation.

Other events

There will be a craft sale at the Seniors Centre on Nov. 16 from 1-7 p.m. and Nov. 17 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables cost $10 each.

Vancouver LIVERight Gala Nov. 24

If your odds of winning the lottery were one in four, you would rush to buy a ticket. What if those same odds represented your chance of developing a serious liver disease? One in four are the odds facing an estimated eight million Canadians, from infants to seniors. But with your help we can change them.

To help raise funds, the Vancouver LIVERight Gala will be held in Vancouver on Nov. 24. It is a night dedicated to liver research and education. Visit liver.ca/VancouverGala for information, to volunteer or for sponsorship opportunities.

Ruth Scoullar is a regular Observer contributor.

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