By Diana Penner
Skeena Valley Seniors are hosting a brainstorming session at the Thornhill Community Hall to identify issues that help and hinder the quality of life for seniors in our area on Monday, Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m.
A panel of experts in their fields will identify what they offer to help the elderly with. There are many challenges that impact day to day living for seniors.
Safety in the home, financial changes, government plans, housing issues, medical bills, mobility concerns, social problems, isolation, health, caregiver burnout and security are only a few of the topics that impact on the quality of life for that segment of the population that is approaching, or is well into retirement.
Seniors make up a large segment of the population in the Terrace area but their needs are often unaddressed or under-addressed by the community.
This brainstorming session will be an opportunity to have those voices heard. Skeena Valley Seniors will share the resources that are already available to seniors, by showcasing the services that are available.
The panel will include speakers from local service groups including: Volunteer Terrace, Hospice, the Happy Gang, the City of Terrace and Northern Health.
These voices, among others will inform and lead the conversations to unravel what is available and what is not available in our community.
There will be lots of opportunities from the public to voice their opinions and questions in this forum of open dialogue. It is hoped that these few hours together will frame a picture of what this community looks like and how it can better address the needs of this aging population.
Skeena Valley Seniors encourages those who are interested in this topic to attend this brainstorming session.