Workshops 2019

Income Tax workshop--learn about new changes. 

Presented by Grace Peters. 

Tuesday, February 26th  1:30 p:m at Seniors Access Office in the Co-op Mall


Fire Safety at Home

Tuesday January 29th,2019.  1:30 p.m.

Presented by: Captain Rob Huttema, Dawson Creek Fire Department.

Basic fire safety begins at home, where a little bit of planning can go a long way towards protecting your loved ones and preventing damage to your property.

Workshop and SPSASS Annual General Meeting

April 9, 2019. 1:30 Seniors Office, Co-op Mall

Learn How To Rethink-Save it, Toss it or Grow it

We can help you reduce your garbage and save money

Special guests: Community Champions from DC Recycling, Love DC, PRRD and more..!

Coffee and snacks to follow as well as the SPSASS AGM.

All welcome

Workshops 2018

Seniors Access Christmas Gathering

Tuesday, Dec. 18th 1:30

=Seniors Access at the Co-op Mall

Featuring Judi McGowan and the Potluck Singers
Come and enjoy Christmas songs and coffee, tea, and cookies


Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

CPR presented by paramedic Jerome Lake

Learn and review  "hands only" CPR and how to use the Automated Defribillitator Machine.



Tuesday October 30, 2018 . 1:30pm

Downsizing and Decluttering

Presenter: Alaine Sullivan


Tuesday October 16, 2018   1:30

Telus Wise Seniors

Presenter: Caghan Bonnough


Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:30pm

Mini Wellness Fair

Participants: Clinic Pharmacy, Dawson Creek Home Medical Needs, Parks & Rec - City of Dawson Creek, Safeway Pharmacy, Shoppers Drug Mart


Tuesday June 26, 2018 1:30 p.m

Power of Attorney and Representation Agreements

Presenter Magrieta Abbey

Tuesday May 15 1:30 p.m.

Ancestry, Family Trees, Preservation of Photos and Family History

Presenters Anne Haycock and Lynn Washington


Tuesday May 1, 2018 1:30 p.m

Celiac Disease -Is it Celiac or Wheat Disease?

Presenter Lorraine Sumners


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Container and Patio Gardening

Presenter:  Linda Greene

 The SPSASS AGM will be after the presentation.  Refreshments will be provided.

All are invited to attend.


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Container and Patio Gardening

Presenter:  Linda Greene

 The SPSASS AGM will be after the presentation.  Refreshments will be provided.

All are invited to attend.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Income Tax Seminar for Seniors: Topics and Resources to help Seniors receive their full benefits.

Presenter: Lorraine Michetti from A& D Office Services Ltd.

Workshops 2017

Tuesday November 21.  Federal Government Topics.

Presented by Emily Cooper

Tuesday September 19 Alzheimers

Presented by Muriel Stanley

1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Access Office in the Coop Mall

Tuesday June 20.

Old Time Music by Chickadee Ridge

1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Access Office in the Coop Mall

Sit back, relax and sing along

Tuesday May 23 Estate Planning.  Presented by Terry Coe

1:30 at the Seniors Access office,  Dawson Creek Coop Mall

Tuesday April 25, 2017  Origami Paper Craft by Yuka Yamada  “Make a gift for Someone Special”  1:30 at the Seniors Access office  Dawson Creek Coop Mall

Tuesday March 7.207 at the Seniors Access Office in the Co-op Mall.

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m

Seniors Driving Seminar, “Stay safe behind the wheel” – “Maintain your driving skills”
It will be presented by Elaine Coldwell, Customer Service Representative and Nick Bradbury, Driver Examiner

Tuesday, February 14th at 1:30 in our office at the Coop Mall.
Income Tax Seminar for Seniors , “Topics & Resources to help seniors receive their full benefits”
Presented by Lorraine Michetti of A & D Office Services Ltd.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 1:30 p.m at the Seniors Access Office, Coop Mall
Downsizing Your Home.  What to do with your extra "stuff"

Join Jacqueline Janssen, Program Director Network Miinistries, Behtel Pentecostal Church.

Community  Outreach in the Dawson Creek Area.

Free Store and Foodbank

Support Groups

Good Food Box Program

Past Workshops 2016

Tuesday December 13 1:30p.m. at the Seniors Office in the Coop Mall

A Christmas Gathering.  Judy McGowan and the Potluck Singers

Tuesday October 25.  Fire Prevention for Seniors.  Presented by Dawson Creek Firehall staff

1:30 p.m at Seniors office in Coop Mall

Tuesday November 29.  Canada Pension Plan and other income sources for Seniors.

1:30 p.m. at Seniors Office in Coop Mall

Tuesday September27.  How to Write a Memoir presented by Jenny Scnnyder.

Tuesday June 14
Seniors Music Afternoon.  Chickadee Ridge ( Linda and Bill Studley) and Reno Fitch.  Sing along and tap your toes.
Cookie Potluck: Bring some or just bring yourself.
1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Services office, Coop Mall
Mini Health Fair.  April 19th, 2016.  1:30 at the Seniors Services Centre, Coop Mall.
Exhibits from: Clinic Drug Store, Shoppers, Safeway, One Fitness and Yoga and Dawson Creek Home Medical Needs
Thursday March 31, 2016 1:00 p.m to 2:00p.m.
Representation Agreements and Power of Attorney
February 23,2016.  1:30 to 2:30 It's Not Right.  Identifying and stopping Abuse and Neglect of Seniora and Vulnerable Adults.
Seniors Access Office Coop Mall

Lindsay Jardine of BC Community Resources Network Society.
Tuesday April 5, 2016
Healthy Eating—We All Need to do it.
Elaine Watts, Dietitian, Northern Health

February 9, 2016.  Radon Awareness Workshop presented by Brent Marshall of Peace Radon Protection.

Testing kits will be available for purchase.

Past Workshops 2015

October 20, 2015 1.30 Advocacy: How can the Legal Advocate help me?

The presenter will be Tyler Holte from South Peace Community Resources Society.

September 15 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Service Canada

July 14 1:30 p.m Boosting Your Memory. Calley Armstrong of Clinic Drug Store

June 9 1:30 -3:30 Mental Health - What is it? Why is it important? How can I take care of it?  Northern Health.

April 28  1:30 -3:300  Games Afternoon
April 21.  1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Mini Health Fair   Booths by Clinic Pharmacy, DC Home Medical Needs, Safeway, Shoppers and others.
March 10. Don’t Let the Frogs get in the Washing Machine!  Presented by Carol Loney and will deal with healthy emotional aging.
January 27.   Income Tax Information presented by Schilds, Kurjata.  1.30 p.m. at Seniors Office in the Coop Mall
Past Workshops 2014

December 9: "Open Window of Opportunity in Palliative Care"  Presenter - Andre Lavoie

November 25: Nutrition - Connections with Diabetes and UTI (Urinary Tract Infections) Presenter - Cara Umbrite, Dietician, NHA

November 18:   Everything you Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask.  Presenter Reynars'-Funeral Home.

September 30: Webinar. Representation Agreements and Power of Attorney. Joanne Taylor of NIDUS

September 9: Service Canada

June 10:  Live-in-Caregiver Program for Seniors. Katie Stevenson, Immigration Consultant

May 25: Games Afternoon.  Michele Mobley- Literacy Now

May 20:  Healthy Living- A Mini Trade Fair. Local Health and Fitness vendors and providers

May 13: Genealogy.  Anne Haycock and Joan Tubb

April 29: Games Afternoon- Michele Mobley- Literacy Now

March 25: Rescue Skills.  B.C. Ambulance Service- Sarah Shaw

March 11: Hands on Energy.  Presented by N.E.AT.

February 25:  Games Afternoon.  Michele Mobley- Literacy Now

February 11: Income Tax- The Latest Information. Grace Peters

January 28:  Games Afternoon- Michele Mobley- Literacy Now

SPSASS offers workshops on a regular basis, focusing on information of interest to seniors. 

Some of these workshops include:

  • Technology
  • Service Canada
  • Power of Attorney & Representation Agreement
  • ICBC
  • Living well, Driving Well
  • BC Securities Commission
  • Medication awareness
  • Income options in retirement
  • Healthy eating
  • Fraud prevention
  • Fitness
  • Alzheimers

Enjoying a workshop