An­nual Se­niors Fair held at BCNE

The Prince George Citizen - - Front Page - Christine HINZMANN Cit­i­zen staff

The 13th an­nual Se­niors Fair at the Bri­tish Columbia North­ern Exhibition took place Thurs­day in Kin 3.

There were about 1,300 peo­ple who took in the se­niors’ event that is hosted by the Prince George Coun­cil of Se­niors where peo­ple could try their hand at car­pet bowl­ing, watch line dancers, as well as visit more than 50 ex­hibitors who were show­cas­ing their or­ga­ni­za­tions that were mostly geared towards se­nior liv­ing.

The Old Boot Cafe of­fered lunch, snacks and drinks so fair-weary peo­ple could take a break from all the ac­tiv­i­ties.

In­for­ma­tion booths in­cluded rep­re­sen­ta­tives from MEDIchair, the Prince George Hos­pice So­ci­ety, B.C. Hous­ing, Thrifty Friends So­ci­ety and the Prince George chap­ter of the Cana­dian Kid­ney Foun­da­tion.

For the first time, North­ern Health brought in­for­ma­tion about their com­mu­nity care ser­vices that in­clude many el­e­ments from pri­mary care in­ter­pro­fes­sional teams that in­clude doc­tors, nurse prac­ti­tion­ers, nurses and so­cial work­ers, as well as in­for­ma­tion about as­sisted liv­ing and longterm care fa­cil­i­ties and sup­port to keep se­niors in their home for as long as pos­si­ble.

The Prince George Ge­neal­ogy So­ci­ety, which has been in the com­mu­nity for more than 30 years, was in at­ten­dance to of­fer guid­ance about how to find a per­son’s an­ces­try.

“We are an en­thu­si­as­tic and re­al­is­tic group that traces our fam­ily and sup­ports each other in do­ing that,” Carol An­der­son, a mem­ber of the so­ci­ety, said.

The group meets the third Tues­day of ev­ery month at St. Giles Church, 1500 Ed­mon­ton St. at 7 p.m. from Sept. to June. The group hosts a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties and speak­ers through­out the sea­son.

The BCNE con­tin­ues through Sun­day at the fair grounds.

CIT­I­ZEN PHOTO BY BRENT BRAATEN

The Prince George Coun­cil of Se­niors Info Fair at the BCNE was a busy place Thurs­day in the Kin Cen­tre.

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