Welcome to Powell River Senior Citizens Association

Our mandate is to promote the physical, social and mental well-being of all seniors in the Powell River regional district, and to promote volunteerism within the senior community.

This site is community oriented and offers useful information about other relevant groups, events, volunteer opportunities and activities available to Seniors in Powell River.

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Two Upcoming Workshops at the Senior's Centre.

Getting to Know Dementia    Friday, May 8
1-3 p.m., Cranberry Senior's Centre

This introductory session reviews information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning for the future. People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend.

Attendance at the Getting To Know Dementia workshop in Powell River or viewing the tele-workshop Understanding Dementia is a prerequisite for this series. Previously recorded Tele-workshops are found on our website

Family Caregiver Series     Saturday, May 9
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with one hour for lunch, Cranberry Senior's Centre.

An education series for family members who are caring for a person with dementia. The Family Caregiver Series covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Effective and creative ways of facilitating communication with a person with dementia
  • Problem solving for responsive behaviors
  • Personal planning and navigating the health care system
  • Self-care for Caregivers

Registration required.  To register or for more information contact: 1-866-984-8348 or ksutherland@alzheimerbc.org
*Space is limited, reserve your spot soon!

Your 2015 Executive

2015 Executive

From Left: Linda Wallace, Al McKenzie, Gene Jamieson (President), John Harris, Myrna Leishman, George Davidson, Ann McKenzie, Warren Wiley, Fred Moss.

News Release from the BC Seniors Advocate

A new report by B.C.'s Seniors Advocate says too many elderly seniors are living in residential care who could be living independently. Click here to view the News Release.
"If you are not in need of that level of care, it can be a rather uninspiring experience to live in such a restricted community, which is what you need when you are providing the safety for higher acute clients," said Isobel Mackenzie.
Mackenzie released the report, Placement, Drugs and Therapy... We Can Do Better on Tuesday after reviewing health assessment records from B.C.'s 25,000 seniors in residential care and 29,000 seniors receiving home care.
 
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