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