Volunteer on an intergenerational boards

The Okanagan chapter of CARP has 1,800 members from Osoyoos to Sicamous.

CARP—A New Vision of Aging for Canada is a national organization devoted to seniors’ advocacy, benefits and community.

CARP has chapters scattered across Canada, including seven chapters in British Columbia. The Okanagan chapter, with 1,800 members from Osoyoos to Sicamous, hosts a number of public events for its members each year.

This year, for example, we will sponsor events on financial abuse and encourage all Okanagan mayors to issue proclamations in honour of Oct. 1, International Day of Older Persons.

CARP Okanagan joins the national effort to address issues such as poverty, pensions, housing, caregiving, and supports for healthy aging—including tax credits and services.

The Board of Directors currently has three vacancies, including secretary, and membership coordinator to assist with this year’s membership events and outreach.

The current board of CARP Okanagan donates their time out of concern for the lack of a clear seniors’ voice on important issues, especially where those who are more vulnerable are concerned.

We believe in community, collective efforts and using our creative and innovative talents to make a difference for others in this world.

We have one of the few intergenerational boards in the country because we believe that these issues are, or will be, everyones.

If you wish to make a difference at both the civic and national levels, and work with a diverse, committed board, please contact us at carpokanagan@hotmail.com or 250-469-0008 if you are interested.

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