Free Learning Series Seminar October 21

We wanted to let you know about our next free Learning Series seminar and how to save your seat before we fill up.
Last year, we announced that we were offering free quarterly Learning Series seminars as a way of saying thanks to our community for their support over the past 55 years.  Seminars focus on a variety of topics that are relevant to different age groups and areas of interest.
Last October, we held our first seminar on the topic of Legacy Giving and the various options available for strategic charitable giving other than using today’s cash.
In February, we invited Cindy Thompson, a local Clinical Counsellor, to talk about cultivating a resilience practice for people of all ages.
In April, we had a panel of experts share insights and information about the importance of recreation and play for healthy child development.
This October 21, we are offering a comprehensive seminar called Aging with Purpose & Grace that will appeal to adults who are either already living in their senior years or are preparing for them. We have invited several experts to cover important topics related to both personal and financial care through the aging journey.
This seminar will run from 9 am until noon with lots of time for Q&A. Free refreshments will be available and we will take a short break mid-way through the morning. We will also have bags full of great information for you to take home and will be drawing for an amazing door prize at the end of the seminar.
Here are the topics you can expect:
 Part 1 – Personal Care
  • Brain & Memory Health
  • Physical, Emotional, and Social Wellbeing
  • Aging in Place – Home care and other available community resources
 Part 2 – Financial Care
  • Will Planning – what your will should contain
  • Choosing your Power of Attorney and Executor – things you may not have considered
  • Writing your Personal Directive (will also touch on MAID – Medical Assistance in Dying)
  • Planning Ahead for your End of Life Arrangements
  • Leaving a Legacy – tax advantages of including a charity in your estate planning
If this sounds like something you or someone you know could benefit from, you can pre-register here:
Or call SOS at 250-248-2093 by October 19.
Other details:
  • Capacity is limited to the first 50 registrants
  • Location: SOS Community Services Centre at 245 Hirst Avenue West, Parksville
  • Any questions? Call us at 250-248-2093

Hope to see you there!


Susanna Newton
SOS Executive Director
P.S.  We will be drawing for a very special prize at the end of the event, so don’t delay in pre-registering!