Safe Seniors ‘U’ Project

This project is designed to provide opportunities for seniors to learn how to be safer in their homes, on our streets, and in our community which in turn decreases the likelihood of them becoming a victim.

Cowichan Community Policing will be hosting 6 weeks of Senior (55+) Safety sessions starting Wednesday May 6th from 10 am – 12 pm at the Church of Nazerene (3036 Sherman Rd in Duncan). Sessions are open to seniors throughout the Cowichan Valley, they are FREE, and you can register for one or all six! There is an incentive for attendance at all 6 sessions.

The topics are:

  • Week 1: Home & Personal Safety
  • Week 2: Internet and Cyber Crime
  • Week 3: Road Safety (vehicle, pedestrians and scooters)
  • Week 4: Frauds and Scams
  • Week 5: Protecting Seniors (abuse prevention, community resources)
  • Week 6: Financial Safety (investments and counterfeits)

This project allows participants to not only learn for themselves, but to also create the opportunity for them to give back to their community. As part of the project we are hoping to recruit seniors from each session, who would be interested in volunteering to be mentors in the future sessions. Those mentors will receive additional training and all the resource materials for their topic of choice with and expectation to be available for 2-3 presentations per year (approx 10 hours). This is a perfect way to join us as a volunteer while helping to keep our seniors safe.

To register for the safety series or to become a mentor call the Duncan Community Policy Office at 250-701-9145 or send an email to: warmlandcops@shaw.ca

New SOBC Region 6 Facebook Page

Jean Tetarenko (Regional Coordinator – Region 6) just announced the lounge of a new Facebook page for the Region:

Darren Inouye, Regional Coordinator from Region 5 is a technical whiz and at the last Leadership Meeting he presented each Regional Coordinator with a “gift” in the form of a Facebook Page customized for their region.

The purpose of the page will be to share regional stories, photos, events and build awareness of the scope of our entire region. With 10 locals there is a lot to share and celebrate.”

The new page name is “SOBC Region 6” and can be accessed at the address:

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/SOBC-Region-6

So be sure to “like” the page and spread the word with your friends and family.