Shirley Lowe

Later Life Ramblings Jan 7, 2015

Shirley Lower writes about issues of importance to Sooke elders

We welcome a new year and are thankful for the good sense to live in this place of beauty and friendliness – our town! Patience, warmth and smiling service can be counted on in our local businesses. Hugs are free and are given with regularity. Food and medications are delivered to seniors and shut–ins if needed. The Sooke Food Bank and the Crisis Center work hard to help families in need. Generous people donate and fund raise. Sooke is a caring place.

Some of us are amazed that we made it another year and some will turn 65 in 2015 and realize their “senior-ity.”  Application forms for Old Age Security and Canada Pension are on the computer and must be sent in six months before the birthdate.  It is convenient to have a Service Canada office in Langford at 3179 Jacklin Rd. for processing.

The Orange Bottle Program was launched by the O.A.PO. January 2014. They provided a magnet for the fridge door to alert first responders of the important medical and contact information available inside a bottle in the fridge. This would be a good time to update the information so that it is accurate.  For those who have not received a package they can be picked up at the Drop In Center, Fire Dept., Ambulance Service, the Volunteer Center on Wadams Way and Peoples Drugmart.

We all wish for Peace on Earth and for our community. Life is a gift and the way we live our life is a gift to those who follow.                         Happy New Year!

Shirley Lowe

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