Finding our way together – Community Living BC

 December 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Debbie Moore and her family at her citizenship ceremony in 2018. From left to right: Rachael, Debbie, Dave, Katie, Liz, James, granddaughter Amelia, and Tim. At this ceremony Debbie, Dave, Katie and Tim received their Canadian citizenship.Debbie Moore watched with pride as her daughter Katie recently received a CLBC Widening Our World Award for her leadership in breaking down barriers to make Okanagan communities more accessible and inclusive.“We’ve worked very intentionally to create community …

CLBC Connect – Digital Newsletter

 December 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

The family of Tony Alvarez (pictured with his support worker Randy McLaughlan) shared a moving tribute to their late brother, that highlights the questions, challenges and opportunities they encountered during the last stage of their loved one’s life.  Click here to read Tony’s story and learn how CLBC’s Strategy on Aging is building awareness of what people need to age with safety and dignity.  View Link to Original Source

Age is just a number: Meet the oldest person CLBC supports

 December 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Bill South and his wife Pat enjoy some time together when she drops by for a visit at the care home where he lives.At 95 years old, Bill South holds the unique distinction of being the oldest person CLBC supports. While recent years have seen him move into a care facility from the home he shared with Pat, his wife of 32 years, he is still vibrant, engaging and happy to share the story of the life he’s lived and the people he’s met along the way.A lifetime of experiencesBill was born the youngest …

Living and dying with dignity

 December 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

The following article was written by the family of Tony Alvarez and is published with their permission. It is a moving tribute that we feel will resonate deeply with families, sharing important perspectives for everyone in the community living sector to consider.Tony Alvarez (right) with his support worker Randy McClaughlan of Trail Association For Community Living (TACL).Our brother, Tony Alvarez, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the age of fifty-seven. …

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops & Kamloops Immigrant Services to begin new Development on the North Shore!

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops /  No Comments

 Habitat for Humanity Kamloops & Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) have joined together in developing a combination of offices and residences on the sunny North Shore.The current location of KIS at 448 Tranquille Rd will be transformed into offices on the main floor and plans are being made to develop 30-units of residential housing on the upper levels.KIS has always envisioned that one day the society would be able to work to improve housing prospects of newcomers in the long-run directly, …

Dawson Group Builds for Community! – United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

 December 4, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

Written and Shared by: Dawson Group Dawson Group staff were thrilled to have the chance to enhance the play spaces at the Chris Rose Centre for Autism in Kamloops with the addition of a custom-built sandbox designed to fit perfectly alongside the school next to its playground. Several Dawson workers got together at our workshop in Knutsford last week to design and assemble the sandbox, which includes a unique folding top that will help keep the sand inside clean and safe. The same team delivered …

Tenisci Piva in community – United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

 December 3, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

On a brisk morning in late November, five members of the Tenisci Piva LLP Chartered Professional Accountants team rolled up their sleeves to freshen up the hallways at the Henry Leland supportive housing complex – a project of ASK Wellness. As the days (and especially nights) turn cold, it’s even more important to support the amazing agencies in our community that provide critical housing options for our vulnerable community members.Agencies like ASK Wellness Society ensure folks without secure …

Careers @ ASK: Property Services Senior Administrative Associate (Kamloops) – ASK Wellness Society

 December 3, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Health, Kamloops /  No Comments

Posted Tuesday December 03, 2019 by askwellness   Join Us! Whether you are a student, recent graduate just starting out, or a senior professional, we’re always looking for great individuals to join our team. For us, finding the right people fit for our culture is key. When we achieve this, we come together to provide hope and collaboration.  Please note we do not keep resumes on file so check back often, like us on Facebook or …

CLBC recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019

 December 2, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

A message from Ross Chilton,CEO, Community Living BCToday, December 3, marks United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This annual celebration is a time for all of us across British Columbia to recognize the important contributions people with developmental disabilities make to their communities.The U.N. has declared the theme for this year:Promoting the participation o?f persons with disabilities and their leadership.I’m proud to see many examples of participation and leade …

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops & The Enderby Legion partner to build housing for Veterans & Seniors!

 November 27, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops /  No Comments

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops & The Enderby Legion are joining forces to develop attainable housing for Senior’s and Veterans in Enderby. The Habitat Kamloops project will have commercial office space on the main level and residential housing on the upper floors consisting of approximately 40 to 60 unitsThe Royal Canadian Legion was founded by Veterans for Veterans. The Enderby Legion was founded in 1928 and consists of 350+ Legion members. Cindy Tottenham, President of the Enderby Legion st …

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