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World Elder Abuse
Awareness Day
 
Thursday, June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
 
This year's theme is focused on strengthening protections against financial and material exploitation, which includes improving the understanding of this form of elder abuse and discussing manners in which elders are able to participate to end victimization. Many of these incidents go unreported partly due to embarrassment of the victims but also due to their inability to report, which is why it is important to increase awareness of this ongoing issue.
 
In order to honour victims and increase awareness, join us in
wearing purple  on June 15th!

SENIOR DRIVER CAR DECALS

Available for pick up soon!
 
We will have a limited number of car decals for seniors to pick up FREE at certain Sources locations. Follow us on social media to be notified when they are available!

Rotary Save-On-Foods
Gift Card Program


Help support our White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank by buying your groceries using Rotary Save-On-Foods gift  cards! There is no additional cost to you: 16% of your gift card value will go directly to the food bank to purchase needed food items that are not received through food donations.

It's the perfect time to stock up on your summer barbeque and picnic supplies!  Find an approved vendor

Java Lovers Food Drive:
June 17 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m


Join the Java Lovers this Saturday at South Point Save-On-Foods (3033 152 St. Surrey) as they collect donations for our White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank! Food and Cash donations gratefully accepted. See Poster

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge
Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary by giving back to your community and your country.  The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge is a nation-wide movement that aims to engage tens of thousands of Canadians to give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary.

Ask Volunteer Manager Carrie Belanger how you can get involved! 
Call 604-542-4357 Email  volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca
Donate Now
Your generous donation help us to provide support in our community.

Choose where you want your donation to go:
  • Community Support
  • Poverty Relief
  • Families & Children
  • Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank
  • Sources Langley Food Bank
  • Area of Most Need
June 15 , 2017
BC Seniors Week

City of Surrey
British Columbians celebrated  Seniors' Week earlier this month and here at SOURCES, we continue to celebrate and acknowledge the integral role seniors play in our community.
 
This edition of RESOURCES showcases members of the senior community who are not only one of the demographics SOURCES serves, but help some of our programs, including our social enterprises, to thrive. Thanks to these compassionate, hard-working and courteous individuals, we are able to continue promoting our mission of Social Wellness in our Community. Thank you, seniors!
 
Filled with videos, stories and outlets that allow YOU to make beneficial and effective changes in our community, we are positive that this newsletter will appeal to all our readers. To this Seniors' Week edition newsletter's audience: happy reading!
SOURCES is Participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!
 
The challenge runs from June 1 to June 30, 2017. Every dollar donated to SOURCES via CanadaHelps.org or GivingChallenge.ca during June enters us to win a $10,000 donation. The winner will be announced on Canada's 150th Birthday, July 1st, 2017!

By donating to our Volunteer Wheels Program, you will give seniors a chance at living longer, more independently and with greater access to essential medical care. 
Why not celebrate BC Seniors' Week by helping members of the senior community?

 Help us reach our $2,000 goal - V iew our campaign/donate now at:

FEATURE: Sources Concierge Services

In light of BC Seniors' Week, our Communications team decided to showcase a service used mostly by the senior community: Sources Concierge Services. Sit back, relax and enjoy this video and blog post! Many thanks to the participants who shared with us their time and thoughts about Sources Concierge Services.


If you or someone you know is seeking assistance in home or office cleaning or senior support, we hope you will consider Sources Concierge Services. We are a social enterprise that allocates our net profits to Sources Women's Place.  Learn more

Diane, Café Team Member
Sources Connections
 Café & Catering

Have you had the chance to enjoy a beverage and/or snack at the Sources Cafe? Located at the entrance of  South Surrey Recreation Centre, a ll net profits go back to SOURCES programs!

Our "intergenerational" cafe promotes social wellness by offering sustainable and gainful employment to seniors and youth. Learn more
COMING SOON to a web browser near you...  if you enjoyed our Sources Concierge Services video (see above), we have a treat in store for you! No, it isn't the sweet drinks and pastries at the Café, but it sure is something equally as sweet: a video interview with staff members Linda and Diane. Follow us on social media to be notified as soon as the video is released!
Sources Cornerstone Care
 
"The Cornerstone girls no matter where you see them, it's "hi, how are you?" or "you look nice today." They are wonderful. I have never come across people that are so friendly. I live alone... and this is company for me. I enjoy it."
-- Dores, Cornerstone Care Client
 
Do you know a senior that needs support? Sources Cornerstone Care offers a wide variety of services from meal planning to 24-hour care at affordable pricing. Proudly serving Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Delta, Surrey and White Rock. Learn more
Shop-by-Phone Volunteers
Shop-by-Phone Program
                                                
Did you know we provide grocery shopping services to residents who are coping with illness, injury or disability?
  
"I fell and broke my hip and then my husband wasn't well... so it was necessary that we have some help, and this was the help we used. The volunteers are marvelous."
-- Anonymous Shop-by-Phone Client
  
This program is fully run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. Help keep this program running: Donate Now  
Upcoming Workshops

Fraud Prevention and Personal Safety
June 15
Sources Cornerstone Care is hosting a workshop in partnership with a RCMP Community Liaison Officer to educate seniors on how to prevent fraud and keep themselves safe.
Falls Prevention
June 28
Join Janet Lundie, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist with Fraser Health Authority-Home Health, for an informative presentation for caregivers on preventing falls. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. See Poster

Overdose Response Training
June 28, July 5 & 18
Learn from speakers from a variety of professional backgrounds in Substance Use Services how to recognize and respond to a potential overdose. Everyone is welcome to attend. See Poster



Sources   touches the lives of nearly 30,000 people in Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley and Northern B.C. every year. The purpose of this newsletter is  t o keep you informed about  how you are helping to create social wellness in your community .

Have a question or comment about this newsletter? 
Contact Tiffany Kwong, SOURCES  Communications Coordinator
email  tkwong@sourcesbc.ca  |  phone   604-542-7593