We start 2022 with a presentation from Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate.
She will be speaking at our General Meeting via Zoom on January 11, 2022. Her topic will be Supports for Seniors.
We have engaged John Adams for our February 8 General Meeting via Zoom. He is an expert on Victoria’s past and will be discussing the history of Chinese Immigration in Victoria. Zoom meeting details will be e-mailed in early February.
Circle your calendar March 8 for Canada Revenue Agency’s presentation. It will be presented via Zoom. Zoom meeting details will be e-mailed in early March.
Plan on attending the April 12 presentation; we have engaged Orderly Affairs, a company whose services include Advance Care planning, Orderly Affairs Guide, and Funeral planning. Daralynn Wei, our guest speaker will be presenting via Zoom. Zoom meeting details will be e-mailed in early April.
Learn more about Ocean Networks Canada on May 10 via Zoom. Our Guest Speaker Dwight Owens will give a fascinating presentation on “Changing Climate, Changing Ocean”, so don’t miss it!
Reference material to the presentation above can be found here.
At long last! Our first in-person meeting on September 13th will feature MJ Cousins, who is the Coordinator of Volunteers for the Saanich Volunteer Services Society. The meeting will be held at Strawberry Vale Community Club, 11 High Street (off Burnside Road West).
Our next in-person meeting will take place on October 11th with Gary Perkins who is the Chief Information Security Officer, Province of BC. He will be speaking on “Cybersecurity and You”.
The meeting location will also be Strawberry Vale Community Club.
For the month of November (November 8), we will be conducting a zoom meeting only (not in-person).
Our featured speaker is Joan Wallace of Joan Wallace Driving School. She will be giving a guided walkthrough of the Enhanced Road Assessment test (ERA). This test can be given to anyone to test medical fitness to drive, so is not limited by age.
As a follow-up to this presentation, Joan Wallace gave us several good points in order to avoid getting an ERA. She noted that if you have to see your doctor, bring these with you:
1) Ask for a Driver’s abstract (record of your last 5 years driving history) from ICBC, call: 250-978-8300 or online: https://onlinebusiness.icbc.com/clio
2) Make a copy of your Road Star safe driver insurance discount (40%)
3) Get a written driver assessment from a driving school
4) Bring a Lifelong Driver certificate, https://www.adeptdriver.com/lifelong-driver/
Joan offers a free monthly driving zoom presentation for Seniors on the last Wednesday of the month.
Here’s your chance to do some driving exercises
Also, see the MOCA Test given by doctors to assess cognitive abilities and the ERA policy document.