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YTEICOS ERAHS EMOC SROINES 9102

SUMMER

SEASONAL
NEWSLETTER
View the highlights and
successes of our
programs here at Seniors
Come Share Society.

www.comeshare.ca
604-531-9400
15008, 26th Avenue Surrey
EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
Let’s chat,

In October of this year the Seniors Come Share Society will be


celebrating their 43rd year of supporting older adults and their
families in the cities of White Rock and Surrey.  I have to say it
has been quite the journey from one small part-time temporary
program to an organization offering over 25 community
programs and, in this last year, making over  90,998 connections.
A couple of highlights for this year include our Mobile ID clinic
where we were able to assist homeless or about to be homeless
seniors to acquire official government identification. This allowed
them to access medical services, apply for government supports
and,  we also set up a post office box address for them to use on
applications, to receive mail.  These initiatives, with the help of
our community partners such as the City of Surrey and Vancity,
changed these individuals’ lives in a very positive way.
For our staff team we expanded our training and education
sessions to include training regarding:
LGBTQ2+ individuals, Mental Health First Aid, and upgrades to
staff First Aid/Food Safe. Through the joint efforts of our Director
of Programs, Director of Human Resources and Director of
Community Support Programs, personnel policies,
program protocols and Occupational Health.

Our Day Program teams, led by our Therapeutic Recreation staff and supported by the hard working LPN
staff, Cooks, and our amazing Accounting Administrator, all contribute to making the lives of older adults
and their families better.  Our Community Support team, through their collaborative efforts, provide access
to information and services, facilitate community meals and computer lessons, walk alongside those who
need that little bit of extra support to regain their independence, encourage caregivers who struggle to
provide the care their family member needs, and so much more.  All in all the combined efforts of these
individuals demonstrate they are here because they care.  
 
Our Board of Directors has championed our organization through many obstacles and setbacks yet they
keep showing up for meetings and giving of their time and expertise.  We could not have reached even two
people without the dedication and the willingness to give back which these individuals have contributed
over the years.
 
I have given my notice to retire and will be leaving the organization at the end of August, I think, and while I
did this with a lot a trepidation and frustration as I see new opportunities coming our way, I know that
Seniors Come Share Society will be in good hands.  I look forward to hearing all the great things you
accomplish in the years to come and I will be your cheerleader from where ever I land.
 
Thanks for the opportunity and the glorious ride over the past 41 years.

Sue McIntosh
DAY PROGRAMS

Our Day Programs for Older Adults offer specialized


care within a supportive, nurturing environment,
ensuring our clients feel valued and respected in a safe
environment. The Day Programs focus on the needs of
each person as our clients have a variety of health,
physical, or cognitive related issues. We build on the
strengths of each individual, while being mindful of any
limitations. We respect the client’s rights to choose and
are supportive throughout their decision making
process.

 At the Day Program, each day we offer a variety of


recreational programs, opportunities to socialize with
peers, exercises that strengthen and promote safety,
and health monitoring.

The Day Program also provides caregivers the respite


needed enabling them to focus on their own personal
well-being.
NEW
EMPLOYEES
The warmest welcome to our new employees! We
are thrilled to have you as a part of our team.
Welcome Aboard!

MELANIE CROSS

LPN
Guildford - Newton - South Surrey

KRISTLE CASTOR

LPN
South Surrey

INDRA SHARMA

Care Aide
South Surrey

GURINDER KAINTH

Recreation Facilitator
Guildford - Newton - South Surrey

JESSE GOLDMAN
Casual Care Aide
Guildford

NIKKI THIND

Summer Marketing Intern


South Surrey
Our clients love when Mike
comes in because he is so
knowledgeable and passionate
of the animals that he owns and
brings.

He is very gentle and


approachable when allowing
the clients to pet the critters!

Pictured here is Vilma, a client


who is visually impaired, and is
enjoying the charming critters
while Mike is helping her touch
each critter!

MIKE'S
CRITTERS!
UNDERSTANDING
DEMENTIA: TEEPA SNOW

Seniors Come Share Society and SafeCare BC are pleased to announce a one-day conference with Teepa
Snow, a highly-sought after presenter and one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for dementia
care. The conference is open to health care workers and family caregivers – anyone looking for information on
effective strategies for helping people with dementia during interactions and care delivery. The goal is to help
reduce resistance to care and foster participation from the person living with dementia. The emphasis is on
helping you see things differently.

What to expect during the day: 


The day will have a combination of lecture, discussion, role play, group interaction, case discussion, and problem-
solving among learners to actively engage learners in the content. A DVD training disk, handouts, power point
presentation, and role playing will be used throughout the session.
 
Instructor: Teepa L. Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
        Dementia care and Training Specialist
        Positive Approach, LLC
        Consulting Associate, Duke University, School of Nursing
        Clinical Faculty, UNC-CH, School of Medicine
 
Date: October 23, 2019
Location: 15128 27b Ave, Surrey, BC V4P 1P2 (Peace Portal Alliance Church)
Time: Registration at 9:00 a.m. Conference 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $45
Light continental breakfast and lunch will be served
 
For more information, email communitycoordinator@comeshare.ca
SUN RUN:
SENIORS COME
SHARE STAFF

The SCSS team participated in this


year’s 10K Sun Run!

Refreshments were well deserved


after running in a hail storm.

Can you spot


our employees?
Ana, Care Aide
Arlene, Director of Day Programs
Arsenia, Care Aide
Jen, Recreation Facilitator
Maria, Recreation Facilitator
Gaylene, Care Aide
Lindsay, Recreation Therapist
Winnie, Recreation Facilitator
Cassandra, Director of Human
Resources
Sue, Executive Director
Samantha, Licensed Practical
Nurse
Kim, Recreation Therapist
Charan, Recreation Facilitator
GUILDFORD'S SUMMER SMILES
Pictured here are a few of the recreational activities that our clients enjoy at
the Guildford Day Program. These joyful activities include, Painting Class,
Noodle Hockey, Dancing, and Summer Hat Day.

SUBSIDIZED
LAWN SERVICES
The White Rock/South Surrey/Cloverdale Better at Home program is
offering on-going subsidized Lawn cutting and trimming services
through summer and fall. Contact 604-536-9348 to register.
YOUR
DONATIONS
IN ACTION
Donations help us provide services to more older
adults in need. Your contirbutions can help in so
many ways...

Better at Home Subsidized


6714 Services

10 275 Volunteer Hours

4662 Caregiver Program Beneficiaries

15 604 Day Program Attendance


ADVERTISE IN OUR
SENIORS RESOURCE
Seniors Resource Directories
15 000 DIRECTORY!
Distributed

10 192 Telephone Assurance


Grow your business WHILE
Interactions
reaching out to seniors in
Seniors Come Share Society your community... WIN-WIN!
90 998 Connections

For more information/inquiries,


Donate Online: contact:
www.comeshare.ca/ways-to-give-donate marketing@comeshare.ca
604-531-9400 ext. 206

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR


GENEROUS DONORS!