Mind and Memory

Cranbrook Heath Care Auxiliary hosts third annual conference

  • Apr. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m.

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary (CHCA) held its third annual conference Monday, April 11, at the Heritage Inn. This year’s theme was “Mind and Memory — The M&M Conference.”

More than 100 delegates from Kimberley, Windermere, Invermere and Creston registered to learn more about Mind and Memory.

As we age, the need to be aware of Wills and Estates, and the ever-changing laws concerning ownership and inheritance, takes on an increased importance. John Zimmer, Q.C., of Miles, Zimmer and Associates, spoke at length on this subject.

Joyce Turner, Landon Elliott and Deb Saffin represented Golden Life.

Brad Woods, Recreation Director from the F.W. Green Home, spoke about the need to keep the mind busy and happy, and demonstrated some of the daily recreational exercises provided for the Green Home residents.

Constable Kathy Forgeron from the RCMP had some astonishing facts to relate regarding scams and how to protect yourself.

Darryl Oakley, Regional Psychogeriatric Caregiver Support from Interior Health, had a lot of really good ideas on how to keep the mind active and busy while caring for elderly and often very ill parents.

The event wound up with a presentation from Chelsea McCormack (Inner Roar).

The CHCA has already decided to have April 24, 2017, set aside for their fourth annual conference.

Submitted by the CHCA