Ladysmith senior’s scooter rodeo coming up

The LRCA will be hosting a scooter rodeo Thursday, May 29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 1134th Ave.

The Seniors Office of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) will be hosting a scooter rodeo Thursday, May 29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 1134th Ave.

Join the scooter rodeo to test your skills on a scooter obstacle course, to learn about proper scooter safety and to receive a free visual safety check on your current scooter, power chair or walker.

If you don’t have a scooter, you can come and try some of the latest models supplied by Canada Scooters.

“Many of us will be looking at using scooters in the future, so come and join us for the afternoon,” states a press release from the Seniors Office. “There will be refreshments and door prizes!”

Call Barb at 250-245-3079 to reserve a space.

The Ladysmith Seniors Advisory Council is always looking for members to join the group. The council serves as an advocate and representative for seniors in Ladysmith and the surrounding area.

The Seniors Office is excited to announce they have found a co-ordinator for the Telephone Tree Program and the Friendly Visitor Program, a “wonderful person” named Julie. Anyone who is interested in volunteering for either program or who would like to be a client is asked to please contact the LRCA and leave a message for the co-ordinator and she will get back to you promptly.

Isolated or shut-in seniors can access the Phoning Tree or the Friendly Visitors programs by self- referral, through churches, family members, health professionals, social services or community agencies. These programs will be supervised by the Seniors Office of the LRCA.

Looking ahead, the Seniors Office will be hosting a Showcase Thursday, June 19 called the “Grateful Executor” with speaker Kevin Holt.

A further announcement will be in the Chronicle in June.

The Ladysmith Seniors Office is available to any senior over the age of 55, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call to make an appointment or drop in for assistance, referrals, advocacy and educational materials.

For information, call the LRCA at 250-245-3079.