IACDI-panel-presentationDISABILITY ISSUES remain at the forefront of concern for aging adults and those who live with, or experience, a short or long-term disability. Learn about current issues, share your ideas and ask questions…our panel experts include those who advocate and work on the island to improve accessibility, services and support for disabled citizens and mobility impaired seniors, families of the physically challenged, and their caregivers. A Special Panel Presentation will take place on Thursday, May 16th from 7-8:20PM at the Juan de Fuca 55+ Centre in Colwood. 
Presenters Include:
Kathleen Hoogendoorn, Case Manager at BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society
Pat Danforth, Chair of Disability Alliance BC
Dawn Boshcoff, Coordinator at Seniors’ Resource Centre ~ Metchosin
Lacie White, Caregiver Support & Engagement Lead at Family Caregivers of British Columbia
Wendy Cox, Executive Director at Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Resource information will be available for all attendees. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information call Marnie Essery, AICDI Chair at 250-474-5939 or Email

And Don’t Forget…these events
Wednesday, May 22nd from 10am-1pm NEXGEN HEARING TESTS  – 20 minute hearing tests will be available at the Seniors’ Resource Centre in Metchosin for Better Hearing Month! Call 250-478-5150 to book your individual appointment with a Certified Hearing Technologist. We can also provide a local ride to/from your home.

Thursday, May 30th from Noon-1pm – DRIVE & DINE with us to the Potluck Lunch at MCHouse. Call us to RSVP or arrange a drive. Bring a dish to share with a dozen or so friendly folks. All Welcome!


Photo Credit: Dar Churcher

Saturday, June 1st from 10am-Noon outdoors at the Seniors’ Resource CentreThe 6th ANNUAL PARISIAN CAFÉ, brought to you by the Metchosin Seniors’ Association (MSA) Board of Directors, this is a FREE annual community event with plenty of parking, wheelie-accessible and pet-friendly. Our wonderful volunteers serve refreshments and real french pastries from Pâtisserie Daniel.