Jennifer Dustin from Kamloops was guest speaker at the March 21 meeting of the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Association meeting. She is funded by the BC government and works out of the United Way office to get the Better at Home program started. It is aimed at supporting independent seniors to remain independent by offering volunteer-based non medical services in the home. Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Logan Lake are the villages selected as one of the areas to be considered for funding. The program provides services for seniors such as housekeeping, grocery shopping, friendly visits, yard work, home repairs, snow removal, and transportation to appointments. Her email is jennifer.dustin @ gmail.com Anyone thinking they could use these services are asked to call her at a later date. If you want to hear more about the program, please get in touch with Pat Kirby, our president.
Thank you to CacheCreek for sending us the information.
The meeting was brought to order by Pat Kirby, with Donna Tetrault reading the Minutes of our last meeting.
Some business was our bursary, which is given out to a student to continue with their education.
Cache Creek Elementary School has a program, offered by members of the local Cactus Strippers quilt guild, that helps teach anyone wishing to learn how to sew and make quilts. They are in need of some new sewing machines. One of our members donated a machine that is still in the box. Thank you Dorothy Colebank. The Seniors offered $150 to help buy more machines.
Our trip to Anglemont on Apr. 19 still has some seats available. If you would like to go, please see Pat Kirby soon. The bus leaves at 8 am.
Our Strawberry Tea date is April 27, 1 pm in our Centre. Hope to see all of our old friends there, and some new friends as well.
Our committee reports were all positive: Isabel McGrath is our Senior Games representative. She reported on the Seniors Games meeting in Kamloops. If anyone is interested in attending or participating in this year’s games, please see Isabel before June 5.
February birthdays: Bill Drinkwater, Kevin Scallon and Ethel Roberts.
We all enjoyed the jokes read by Donna and the cake and refreshments later.