Coach Vicky Trill demonstrated many armchair exercises for the seniors attending the picnic.

Coach Vicky Trill demonstrated many armchair exercises for the seniors attending the picnic.

A smorgasbord of events at picnic

Not only was there a lot of good food, but seniors were offered tons of information to go with it.

Approximately 120 residents registered for the Ashcroft Cache Creek Seniors Picnic, organized by the Better at Home office, on Sept. 10 at Heritage Place Park. A very cool wind greeted everyone who came to enjoy the hamburger, hotdog, veggie burger, potato salad, veggie tray, and watermelon lunch!

One hundred burgers, 36 hotdogs and 36 veggie burgers later..everyone was full.

Our guests were invited to mingle and visit one another sharing names and phone numbers for future visits. Also in attendance was Medi Chair from Kamloops who serviced and checked out scooters driven to the picnic; RCMP Cst. Andrew Butler who answered questions regarding scooter driving and road safety; Gail Nelson, Interior Savings Insurance Services with ICBC information for scooter owners; Deanna Porter, Librarian from Ashcroft Library prepared to sign up new library members and work with Better at Home on a book delivery/pick-up program and Vicki Trill our local fitness instructor who demonstrated exercising in your chair!

Thank you to Desert Hills Ranch for their donation of watermelons for our desert and Historic Hat Creek Ranch for use of their tables and serving equipment.

Our picnic would not have happened without the help of 20 Better at Home volunteers and staff. Thank you to the prep cooks, drivers, set-up and clean-up crew. Some residents from Jackson House Extended Care attended, thank you to their volunteers and Lise the Community Bus driver for assisting them in attending! A call to our Village Office had our garbage bags picked up quickly much to our local bears’ disappointment. Thank you Public Works Department.

We are looking forward to a 2015 Picnic and a warmer day has been reserved.

Sandy Williams