Seniors Resource Directory 2022-2023 is here!

The 2022-2023 edition of the Seniors Resource Directory for Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie First Nation is now available in print and online. You can access the electronic-edition here . View the Directory online or download a pdf copy by clicking the small download arrow in the upper left-hand corner of the document.

Print copies of the Directory will be available after October 5 at the Seniors Centre in Pitt Meadows or in Maple Ridge, and the Libraries, Recreation Centres and City Halls in both communities.

Seniors Network Meeting – Nov. 30, 2022

Seniors Network meetings are open to everyone and older adult residents of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie First Nation are particularly encouraged to participate.

The next meeting is Wed., Nov. 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please email Heather Treleaven at seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com for the location. For more information, call (604) 786-7404.

Seniors Provide Repair Service for over 39 years

Senior Citizens’ Repair Service serves the lower mainland and is now available in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows! This valuable service was originally established in 1980 by volunteer seniors through funding from a New Horizons for Seniors federal government grant. Volunteers are often the catalyst for many community ventures. The Senior Citizens’ Repair Service is sponsored by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 170 and run entirely by volunteer seniors.

This is a win-win service for experienced retired and semi-retired tradespeople serving seniors 55 years and over and people with disabilities. They provide affordable low-cost minor house repairs, renovations, and maintenance which are better suited to smaller independents. Services includes plumbing, carpentry, electrical, gas fitting, painting, yard work and general handyperson services. All services are guaranteed for 30 days.

Currently, there is a plumber, electrician, and a general handyperson available in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows. The Service wants to expand and is looking for experienced retired and/or semi-retired tradespeople interested in making some extra money and helping a fellow senior or a person with disabilities. Outside work is still available during Covid-19 keeping social distancing in mind. A part-time, volunteer dispatcher person is also needed.

The initial service charge is $40 plus $40 per hour, so your first hour is $80 and $40 per hour thereafter. If you are a senior 55+ or a person with disabilities in need of minor home repair, renovation, maintenance and would appreciate a low-cost service, call (604) 529-1100 between 9 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday for more information. Due to Covid-19 you will be re-directed to the dispatcher’s home phone number.

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By Marie R. Robson