Houston seminar about senior care issues

A seminar on the abuse of older adults is happening at the Houston Seniors Centre on November 4, 9:30 to 2:45 p.m.

A seminar on the abuse of older adults is happening at the Houston Seniors Centre on November 4, 9:30 to 2:45 p.m.

The seminar, “Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: How to Recognize it and Who Can Help,” is run by the Houston Seniors Society, the BC Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRN) and the Northern Society for Domestic Peace.

Funded by United Way of Northern BC, the seminar is free of charge and lunch is provided, but those interested must pre-register by calling Noreen at 250-845-0074.

The approximate agenda is as follows:

9:30 a.m.  “Preventing Elder Abuse,” by Ray MacKenzie, BC Coalition of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (COSCO)

11 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m.  “What is a CRN,” by Jeannie Boyce, NW Regional Mentor, BC CRN.

12 p.m. Lunch, self-serve, and “Current Services and Pathways,” by Northern Health (Drop-Ins welcomed!)

1 p.m. “Building Community Connections,” Belinda Lacombe, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS), and Jeannie Boyce.

2:30 p.m. Last Questions and Closing Remarks