Community News
Are You Having Fun?

As an older adult, you’re likely aware of the importance of staying active for optimal mental and physical health. However, amidst all your activities, it’s crucial to ask yourself: are you truly having FUN? Fun and joy are essential components of a fulfilling life, making us feel alive, engaged, and connected to others. When we embrace laughter and play, the world becomes more vibrant and inviting. Every senior deserves to pursue enjoyable pastimes that transport them, making them lose track of time or feel like a carefree kid once again. The good news is that many of the best activities for senior citizens are low-cost or even free. So, why not explore activities that reignite the youthful spirit within you?

Laughter is the Best Medicine

“Why do we eat healthy?” asked Susy. “For superpowers,” Mom replied. “Carrots help you see through walls!” Now she’s hooked, convinced that each bite will help her become a real-life superhero!

May Brain Teasers

.1 The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? 2. What has a heart that doesn’t beat? 3. I can be cracked, made, told, and played. What am I? 4. What has a neck but no head?

Campbell River Better at Home

We are excited to announce that Comox Senior Support Society has been contracted to run the Campbell River Better at Home program. The Better at Home program helps seniors/elders continue living in their own homes longer and stay connected in the community by providing some basic non-medical home support services.
Residents in Campbell River who are 65 years of age and older, and who meet the program’s objectives can access the Better at Home services within the program’s resource constraints. Becoming a Campbell River Better at Home client involves an initial meeting with our Better at Home Program staff to discuss the program, confirm eligibility, and complete registration forms. For more information or to contact the office call: 250-830-8709, or email:

Help feed a Senior for $12 a week

In partnership with LUSH Valley Food Action Society, CVSS provides 82 meals a week to seniors in the Comox Valley. While some seniors contribute to the cost of the weekly meals, they are heavily subsidized. A donation of $12 a week will provide between two and four meals for a senior in the Valley, helping ensure food security for vulnerable residents. Donations can be made at the CVSS office, or by cheque, via mail at C1-450 8th Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1N5. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $20. Alternatively, monthly donations can be set up on our Canada Helps website at:

Comox Valley Seniors Expo

Discovering Your Path at the Comox Valley Seniors Expo!

Step into the realm of endless possibilities at the Seniors Expo, happening at the vibrant Comox Valley Seniors Expo on June 8, 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm!
Are you or someone dear to you embarking on the adventure of the golden years? Whether you’re a seasoned explorer of life’s wonders or contemplating the transition to a senior facility, this expo is your exclusive ticket to a world of tailored experiences and invaluable insights!
Experience the Expo: Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of excitement as you navigate through an array of booths and engaging sessions meticulously curated for seniors and their families. From dynamic adult recreation to tantalizing travel adventures and lifelong learning opportunities, there’s something to ignite the spark in every heart.
Feel the Zen with Chair Yoga: Indulge in the bliss of Chair Yoga, where gentle stretches promise to rejuvenate your body and soul, leaving you invigorated and ready to conquer life’s next chapter!
Strike a Pose at the Fashion Show: Witness a spectacular fashion extravaganza showcasing specially crafted attire for seniors, ensuring comfort and style meet seamlessly. Say goodbye to wardrobe woes and embrace fashion tailored to your needs!
Engage in Round Table Sessions: Participate in dynamic round table educational sessions, where lively discussions spark inspiration and foster connections with like-minded individuals on similar journeys.
Prioritize Your Health and Safety: Embark on a journey of holistic well-being with dedicated booths focusing on both mental and physical wellness. Discover strategies to stay vibrant and active, explore healthcare options, and fortify the safety of your cherished abode.
Prepare for the Future: Empower yourself with knowledge on End-of-Life preparations and funeral services, ensuring your final wishes are honoured with grace and dignity, offering solace to your loved ones during challenging times.
Empower Your Choices: Seize the opportunity to make informed decisions with the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (M.O.S.T.) session. Articulate your preferences for future medical care, providing peace of mind for you and your family as you navigate life’s uncertainties.
Save the Date: June 8, Location: Cumberland Cultural Center
Bring along a friend and relish a delectable lunch prepared with love by the Ukrainian Cultural Support Society.
We can’t wait to see you there!

Funding Shouldn’t Feel Hard

Securing funding for essential equipment shouldn’t be daunting. Our focus is on reviewing equipment options tailored to your clinical needs, ensuring they align with high standards of quality and reliability. If required, we help you explore potential funding avenues such as the BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) and the BC Home Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors. Stop in and visit our expert team that will guide you through the process, alleviating any sense of overwhelm. We provide invaluable advice to expedite the funding process, empowering you and your therapist to navigate it with clarity and confidence.

Senior Dental Nutrition

Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting senior dental health. A dental-friendly diet rich in essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus is paramount for maintaining strong teeth and gums. Seniors should prioritize incorporating dairy products, leafy greens, nuts, and fish into their meals to promote optimal dental health. Additionally, staying adequately hydrated is essential as it stimulates saliva production, aiding in neutralizing acids and protecting against tooth decay. By making these dietary adjustments, seniors can significantly contribute to preserving their oral health and overall well-being as they age.

Signature Tea of the Month

Experience a refreshing and rejuvenating cup of Ayurvedic Ginger Fresh tea. This harmonious blend of lemon, ginger, and licorice root offers a symphony of flavours that invigorate the senses. This tea tastes delightful, has immune-boosting properties, and aids digestion thanks to the calming effects of licorice root on the stomach. The zesty essence of lemon and the warming spice of ginger create a revitalizing brew that nourishes the body from within. Sip on Ayurvedic Ginger Fresh tea to embrace the zest of life and achieve holistic vitality.

Travel Power Wheelchairs

Motion – Make life accessible with life-changing equipment – 20% OFF Pride Mobility® Jazzy Carbon® Travel Power Wheelchairs
At Motion (formerly Motion Specialties), our knowledgeable experts enjoy making life accessible for everyone by identifying the unique needs of our clients and selecting solutions that fit their lifestyles. Let us help you make a difference in your life every day with the right mobility and home accessibility solutions, including wheelchairs, stairlifts, walkers, power lift recliners, bathroom safety items, and more. Special offer: 20% OFF Pride Mobility® Jazzy Carbon® Travel Power Wheelchairs – valid until April 30, 2024. Ask a Motion representative for more details.

Signature Tea of the Month

Energize your day with Organic Nishi Maccha (aka matcha). Embrace the vitality of spring with maccha green tea. This vibrant elixir is loaded with antioxidants as well as theanine and provides a gentle dose of caffeine, which sharpens your focus and ignites your metabolism. By incorporating a cup of maccha into your morning routine, you can kickstart each day with renewed vigour and clarity. This empowers you to seize opportunities and tackle challenges with unwavering determination, fueling your body and mind with sustained energy throughout the day. Let maccha be your ally in embracing life’s possibilities, revitalizing your spirit, and infusing every moment with boundless vitality and purpose.