Suzuki Elders to Offer Six-Part Lecture Series at Eldercollege, Capilano University
The Association of Suzuki Elders, a group of self-identified elders working as volunteers with and through the David Suzuki Foundation, will be offering a series of six weekly lectures on environmental issues to Eldercollege at Capilano University from 6 March through 10 April 2012.
Entitled “Transitions – Back to the Future”, the series will examine the challenges to our future well-being imposed by population growth, energy and resource use, climate change, and environmental and social alterations. A total of 14 elder professionals with wide-ranging experience will delve into energy use, environmental sciences, medicine, communications, innovative technologies, economics, planning and education, interspersed with some musical story-telling and an interactive forum involving session attendees.
The Suzuki Elders invites interested seniors on the North Shore and beyond to attend these sessions at no charge. In addition to benefitting from a stimulating series of lectures, attendees will gain a wonderful opportunity to experience an example of the dynamic programming offered by Eldercollege.
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, March 6 - April 10, 2012
Place: Capilano University, Library room 322
RSVP to: Hugh Millar, 604-924-1323, firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no charge to attend these sessions.
For additional information media may contact:
Hugh Millar, Eldercollege, 604-924-1323, email@example.com
Stan Hirst, Suzuki Elders, 778 338 5541, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Do you know someone who could use a scooter/electric wheelchair to get around but can’t afford to buy one?
Bev Pitman at United Way recently had a conversation with a Mr. Cliff
Steel in Langley, who restores scooters and electric wheelchairs in
order to give them away -- at no charge -- to people who can’t
afford to buy one. He’s recycled 16 in total and now has 4
available (1 scooter and 3 electric wheelchairs). He says they’re
worth around $4,000 each but knows that many seniors who need them
can’t afford them. He asks that people return the scooter/chair to
him when they’re finished using them so that he can restore and
recycle them again. He’s received a big batch of ones to restore
just in the past month, so he should have some more ready to pass
along quite soon. Cliff is retired, 93 years of age, and this is
what he does.
Cliff’s phone number is 604-530-1272. Please mention Bev Pitman
and the United Way when you call so he knows the connection.