Burnaby Elks Donation
A very big THANK YOU to the Burnaby Elks for continuing to support us!
Picture shows BSOSS Board member Annette Mew (centre) receiving the donation from the Elks.
Photos from the Volunteer Recognition Party 2016
The 2016 Senior Peer Counsellor Graduation and Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party was held on April 27 at BSOSS's new premises at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre.
Altogether some 25 BSOSS members and staff were present for the pizza party. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the pizzas and had their fill, after which, certificates for the new peer counsellors were handed out by Linda.
Christmas Hampers for Needy Seniors
Some lucky needy seniors recently received lovely hampers from the employees of BCAA. Thanks to Anne McQuade for coordinating this event. All were thrilled with their Xmas hampers!
Wrap-up Party 2015 Photos
The BSOSS annual end-of-year Wrap-up Celebration for 2015 was held on December 16 at the office premises. The pot-luck was a huge success. After that the merry-making continues with Alfred (and his guitar) leading the group on a sing-a-long of seasonal songs.
Photos from the Wrap-up Party
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Photos from the Volunteer Recognition Party 2015
In conjunction with National Volunteer Week 2015 (April 12-18), a pizza party was held on Wednesday, April 29 to honour our volunteers and the most recent batch of graduating peer counsellors. Altogether some 25 BSOSS members and staff were present for the pizza party. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the pizzas and had their fill, after which, certificates for the new peer counsellors were handed out by Linda. The party ended with a sing-along session led by Alfred, Alex and Phil.
BSOSS Counsellers Featured in "Words of Wellness" Booklet
BSOSS is proud to have four of its peer counsellors, Kehar, Kate, Annette and Alfred, featured in the booklet "Words of Wellness - Seniors Sharing Stories" developed by the The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre).
The pictures below show the four BSOSS peer counsellors featured in the "Words of Wellness" booklet.
Continuing Education Series April 22, 2015
The presentation on poisons that are lurking in a senior's home by Leanne Hancock from the Drug and Poison Information Center on April 22, 2015 was very informative and useful. Here are some photos taken at the presentation.