From a single workshop on Falls Prevention to 44 sessions on topics ranging from health and wellness to practical information about financial and legal issues, COSCO Seniors’ Health and Wellness has grown to become a vital information link for seniors across the province. We are also immensely grateful to COSCO for supporting the concept and creation of the Society.
2020 marks our tenth year as a Society which grew into a volunteer organization that now offers information sessions across British Columbia. The first workshop was created and presented by Sheila Pither. We have now reached over 50,000 attendees at our free sessions province-wide. Topics include healthy living, legal and financial, personal planning and safety issues.
We have been able to expand and continue this work thanks to a cadre of volunteers who facilitate the sessions. A group of volunteers create and update the workshops with the input of topic experts who advise, enhance and support their efforts. In addition, donations and grants support our ability to further create and develop new topics of interest, while keeping our workshop sessions relevant and up to date.
Due to the advent of COVID-19 this year, we have transitioned to virtual workshop presentation. A survey of our host organizations has reassured us they are ready and willing to work with us to present our workshops online, via Zoom.
The Seniors Health and Wellness Institute offers 23 of our sessions online. To book a virtual session, click on How to request a workshop for your group on our website: www.seniorshelpingseniors.ca (or see attached website link).
Barb Mikulec, Chair