April brings free outreach programs for Slocan Valley seniors

During the month of April, the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society is pleased to offer two great free programs at the Passmore Lodge

During the month of April, the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society is pleased to offer two great free programs at the Passmore Lodge. Funding for these Outreach Programs are being provided through the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives program and Slocan Valley seniors are invited to participate.

On every Wednesday throughout April, Art Therapy For Seniors takes place from 10:30 to noon at the Passmore Lodge with Seamus Gray. Art therapy can be a place for the elderly  to have fun, to take risks, to engage in a world of the unlimited imaginative potential and to relax. The goals include social interaction; helping to express feelings; improve self-esteem and support a sense of achievement. The instructor is an art therapist in training and for the past year and a half has co-facilitated weekly programs at Jubilee Manor and Mountain Lakes Seniors Home. Drop-ins are welcome to this program, but pre-registration is recommended.

On Monday, April 16 and 30 from 2 to 4 p.m., master herbalist Colleen Emery of Emery Herbals offers An Introduction to Essential Oils for Seniors. This dynamic two-part workshop provides the foundational information necessary for seniors to become confident using essential oils for a wide range of practical applications. The first session on April 16 explains how essentials are created, how they work within the body and proper application methods. The April 30 session sees participants receiving a five part essential oil kit. They learn about these oils and how to incorporate them into their day to day lives. Seniors are advised to attend both sessions to gain the maximum benefit of Colleen’s knowledge. A limited number of free essential oil kits will be given to early senior registrants to this program. Those above this limit can purchase kits of their own at a nominal fee. Advance registration is required for this program and care-givers are invited to attend as well.

If interested in attending please contact Tamara at 250-226-7136 or email  svseniorshousing@netidea.com


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