Elders Circle

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MCSS welcomes all Metis/Indigenous Elders; gathering on a bi-weekly basis. Please keep checking back monthly for these get togethers and see what is offered. Coffee, tea, and a lunch/snacks available. For Elders to come out and socialize with one another.

February 7, 2024 – MNBC Engagement session on:

Reshaping Child welfare in our province

Poster to come from MNBC.

  • Question period.
  • Games, door prises.
  • Honorariums for those present & contributing.

– La Saantii & Miyooayaan (health & wellness) Elders Series.

February 21, 2024 – Nutrition tips and tricks for diabetes and blood sugar control

Join us for a helpful session with Dr. Oliveira, a Registered Dietitian, where we’ll chat about things you might have heard about diabetes that aren’t true. Dr. Oliveira will share easy tips and good ideas for eating and clear up common mistakes about food and how it affects blood sugar levels. Get practical advice to make smart choices about what you eat, learn simple tricks for healthier meals, and find out the truth about some common myths.

Jordan Boultbee will be incorporating3 rounds of exercise snacks at the beginning, middle and end of the talk to add some physical activity!

March 6, 2024 – Emergency Preparedness with Don Huber

Join MCS & KMA in an event to learn how to be prepared to depart your home in the event of an emergency.

KMA has purchased 100 kits (60 kits are already reserved for Elders). Elders can request kits be reserved for them by emailing office@kelownametis.ca.

All the reserved & non-reserved kits will be available for pickup at Mamawapowin on this day.

– Kits must go to elders over the age of 55. Kits can be requested directly by a Métis elder or by their Métis family members. The person who makes the request must be living in the KMA area of service (between Peachland and Lake Country).

A little bit about Don Huber, Don was a fire mitigation specialist for BC Hydro, a Wildland Firefighter for Rider Ventures Wildfire and Flood and an outdoor enthusiast. He graduated from the Justice Institute of BC with my Emergency Medical Responder Certificate.  Don is passionate to educate our Elders after seeing his own parents navigating evacuation during the 2023 Kelowna fires.

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