CLBC E-Newsletter December 2019

CLBC’s E-Newsletter    |     December 2019                                                                 View this email in your browser
A bi-monthly update with news, stories and tips
Age is just a number:
Meet the oldest person CLBC supports
Bill South (left), who recently celebrated his 95th birthday, is vibrant, engaging and happy to share the story of the life he’s lived and the people he’s met along the way.Click here to read his story and learn how CLBC’s include Me! quality of life survey helps identify the factors that contribute to a full life like Bill’s.

Finding our way together

For Debbie Moore (right), immigrating to Canada from the United Kingdom with her family 11 years ago meant navigating a new system and exploring different options to plan for the future.

Read Debbie’s story here and learn how being involved in the community has created valuable connections for her own family, and an example for other families to follow.

Living and dying with dignity

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.

Quality of life survey shows
the way forward
“It helps us see what we can do as an organization to improve their quality of life,” says Randy Humchitt, Deputy Executive Director of the Nanaimo Association for Community Living, about the include Me! quality of life survey.Click here to read more about the include Me! initiative that has collected the perspectives of over 6,000 people CLBC supports about what is important to live a good life.
Close to home: CLBC facilitator embraces role in her community of Quesnel

“I knew this is exactly where I needed to be, and that I would actually learn far more from the individuals I was helping than they would ever learn from me.” says Traci Barrett, Facilitator in the one-person CLBC office in Quesnel.

Click here to read Traci’s profile and learn how she discovered a passion for supporting people and families in the small city she’s always called home.

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