Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-06-25
Monday, November 6
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

This workshop will focus on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a residential care facility. Learn about the changes to your role as a caregiver that this transition can bring, and how to enhance your visits.  The session will also review strategies for working effectively with a care team and offers tips for acting as an advocate within a residential care setting. This is a FREE program, but pre-registration is required.  Programs with low registration may be cancelled.  To register call the Alzheimer Society of BC at 604-298-0780 or email info.burnaby@alzheimerbc.org.

                                                                                                                            

Tuesday, November 7
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps you save money!

It's Financial Literacy Month, join us for a presentation by the Credit Counselling Society and gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

You will learn about the important documents you need, how to store them securely, and how to create a "just in case something happens to me" sheet so your loved ones can take of your affairs.

From the presenter

Bills, statements, documents, papers – it’s overwhelming how much information we have about our finances. This information may be stuffed into a box, a shopping bag, or tucked away into a few folders. This can give us a sense of chaos, so we don’t even know where to begin to get some control and organization.

The benefits of organizing your finances are significant – you (or your family) will know where to find important documents when needed, you can get control and stay in control of your finances, and you can de-clutter and reduce your stress. Once you’ve created a system that works for you, maintenance becomes much easier – as mail comes in, you open it, deal with it and then file it away. Simple as that!

The Organizing Your Finances in 1 Month workshop will take you through a 4 week step-by-step process to creating an organized system. You will learn how to:

 Set up a folder system (paper or electronic) for your finances that includes your:

  • Income
  • Bank information
  • Regular bills
  • Income taxes
  • Home
  • Other property information
  • Insurance
  • Vehicles
  • Debts
  • Plus more!

Set up a back-up system to protect your information;

Learn how to create an “In the Event Of...” document for your loved ones to use if something happens to you; and

Look into various online resources to gather more information.

This is a 90 minute workshop that is fun and interactive! We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources and the full curriculum upon request.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

Monday, November 13
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you feeling overwhelmed in life and work? In this interactive workshop, learn how to pick apart that which is overwhelming so you can begin to take clear and confident steps forward.

The focus will be on what is happening for you right now, where you want to be, and how to get there. You will be introduced to coaching tools that tap into your natural creativity and resourcefulness.


Expect to engage in self-reflection and discussion with other participants. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Crystal Lee is a community health professional with a passion for social innovation, and the founder of Beyond Maybe Coaching & Consulting. She loves to provide experiences that help people shift perspective and catalyze action. Sometimes, that means bringing laughter yoga into workplaces to promote wellness, teamwork, and peak performance. Other times, it means coaching changemakers to go and keep going towards their dreams. The common thread is to empower people with joy, purpose, and resilience. Before becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Certified Professional Coach, Crystal received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or online.

Tuesday, November 21
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thrifty Tuesdays helps your money go further!

It's Financial Literacy Month and if you want to keep the money you have, you need to take the time to see how you can effectively spend within your means.

Join the Library and the Credit Counselling Society to learn the 6 steps to budgeting which will help you take control of your finances and get a sense of peace of mind. Gain skills you probably didn't learn in school, but will use for the rest of your life!

From the presenter

Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work. Actually, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals.

Have you ever wondered why some people are so good with their money and others aren’t? Likely someone taught them how to manage their money so they can create the life they want. Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.

However, here’s the good news - budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into six easy steps.

In the Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Set SMART financial goals
  • Understand the components of a budget
  • Track your expenses and identify areas of change
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses
  • Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
  • Create a paycheque plan

This interactive and fun workshop will last 90 minutes. We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources and the full curriculum upon request.

For more information, visit the Credit Counselling Society's website to view free webinars on various financial topics.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs that have low enrollment may be cancelled. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

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