An attendance of around 120 was clocked last year for the event. (Black Press Media files)

Seniors Resource Fair seeks to assist Aldergrove’s aging

Second year of educating seniors on local services available

The public is invited to Aldergrove’s second annual Seniors Resource Fair this Thursday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 265.

The no-cost fair emerged last year as a brainchild of executive director Denise Morin of Jackman Manor – a residential care home for seniors.

“Denise is so passionate about helping seniors,” event organizer Shannon Versluis of 604 Handyman explained.

More than 30 serviced-based vendors will gather at the Royal Canadian Legion branch to showcase programs and services that cater to seniors in the Aldergrove.

A few include Fraser Health, the Aldergrove library and meal-delivery service organizations.

“So many seniors don’t know where to go for help – be it Abbotsford or Langley. We want them to know there are services for them right here, locally,” Versluis explained.

RELATED: Aldergrove seniors fair a success

“This year we’ve made the event bigger and longer. We’re now using both sides of the legion,” Versluis added, along with includes two sets of entertainment to liven up the event.

Those attending are also welcome to mingle and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

An attendance of around 120 was clocked last year for the event. This year, organizers hope to encourage adult children to bring out their parents to the event.

“It can be hard to bring up those conversations with your parents but this is a good way to start,” Verluis said.

“Come find out about us and see if we can help you in any way,” Versluis finished.

Tomorrow’s schedule is as follows:

10:10 a.m. – Greetings by member of Mark Warawa’s office, MP for Langley-Aldergrove

10:20 a.m. – Fraser Health on Different Levels of Care and the Importance of Remaining Social

10:55 a.m. – When is it time to list your home? By Liz Crawford of Remax Realty

11:15-11:40 – Lunch Break

11:40 – Healthy Eating seminar

12:00-12:20 – Entertainment, old hits from the 1940-50’s

12:20 – Chair Yoga

12:35 p.m. – Entertainment

1:00 – Medwatch presentation

1:35 – Importance of Not Sharing Prescriptions/Medications hosted by the Medicine Shoppe

2:10 p.m. – Seniors and Scams seminar

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