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2013-2015
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Tuesday June 1, 2015
Time: 6PM


Are you thinking of downsizing or know of someone who is?

Join us on June 1st at 6pm for a Complimentary Downsizing Seminar hosted by Susan & Heather of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions! They are saught after professionals as seen on Global, CBC, Joy-TV & Shaw Cable. 

Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions are designed to manage the struggle with clutter people neither have the time nor the patience to handle alone. Good Riddance eliminates the high cost of clinging to unwanted, unorganized and often forgotten clutter. Instead, Good Riddance assists with creating simple, effective organizing solutions that harmonize with your style and budget.

We'll be serving refreshments and snacks and guests will receive a FREE copy of Susan and Heather's book: Showing Clutter the Door ($14.95 value)!

Topics Include:

• How to save on moving costs
• How to find good homes for unwanted belongings
• Learn about the 7 deadly sins of downsizing
• Simple, low cost techniques to enhance the appearance of your home
• How to create great curb appeal
• Utilize what you already have to stage for your property for sale

Seats are limited so RSVP now at info@deltarise.ca or call 604.594.RISE (7473)


Where:


Delta Rise Development
11906 80th Ave., Delta

Delta Rise Development

 

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Tuesday May 13, 2015
Time: 6:30PM -9 PM


Presentation: Downsizing Essentials Workshop, round 2...

Murrayville House to host free Downsizing Essentials Workshop Participants will learn professional tips and hints on how to effectively downsize from their current home and stage it to sell.

Langley, B.C. – For many people – baby boomers, seniors, empty-nesters and even those looking for a home that is easier to maintain – downsizing from a larger home can be intimidating and overwhelming. For those looking to learn how to downsize and stage their home for sale, the Murrayville House team is hosting the Downsizing Essentials Workshop on Tuesday, April 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This free workshop will be led by downsizing experts Susan Borax and Heather Knittel, of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions. Participants will also receive a free copy of Susan and Heather's book: Good Riddance – Showing Clutter the Door (a $14.95 value).

In this workshop, Susan and Heather will walk through the steps required to downsize and get a home ready for sale. Topics will include:

• How to save on moving costs by getting rid of excess possessions
• How to turn clutter into cash
• Resources for donating the stuff you don't want
• How to edit your belongings to show your home for resale to its best advantage
• Simple, low-cost techniques to enhance the appearance of your home
• How to create great curb appeal
• Utilize what you already have to stage your property for resale

Registration is required and seats are limited. To register, please visit: www.murrayvillehouse.com

LIMITED SEATING, REGISTER NOW!

Where:


Murrayville House Sales Centre
220-230 22196, 50th Avenue, Langley, B.C.


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Tuesday April 28, 2015
Time: 6:30PM -9 PM


Presentation: Downsizing Essentials Workshop

Murrayville House to host free Downsizing Essentials Workshop Participants will learn professional tips and hints on how to effectively downsize from their current home and stage it to sell.

Langley, B.C. – For many people – baby boomers, seniors, empty-nesters and even those looking for a home that is easier to maintain – downsizing from a larger home can be intimidating and overwhelming. For those looking to learn how to downsize and stage their home for sale, the Murrayville House team is hosting the Downsizing Essentials Workshop on Tuesday, April 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This free workshop will be led by downsizing experts Susan Borax and Heather Knittel, of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions. Participants will also receive a free copy of Susan and Heather's book: Good Riddance – Showing Clutter the Door (a $14.95 value).

In this workshop, Susan and Heather will walk through the steps required to downsize and get a home ready for sale. Topics will include:

• How to save on moving costs by getting rid of excess possessions
• How to turn clutter into cash
• Resources for donating the stuff you don't want
• How to edit your belongings to show your home for resale to its best advantage
• Simple, low-cost techniques to enhance the appearance of your home
• How to create great curb appeal
• Utilize what you already have to stage your property for resale

Registration is required and seats are limited. To register, please visit: www.murrayvillehouse.com

LIMITED SEATING, REGISTER NOW!

Where:


Murrayville House Sales Centre
220-230 22196, 50th Avenue, Langley, B.C.


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April 22 2015
Time: 12:30-1:45 PM


Presentation: Downsizing for Seniors


Where:


Confederation Seniors Centre
4585 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC  V5C 2G6

For more information: lori.cornwall@burnaby.ca


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April 8, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM

Presentation: Spring Free from Clutter


Where:

Cameron Recreation Center
9523 Cameron St, Burnaby, BC V3J 1L6
Phone: (604) 297-4456

 

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March 31, 2015

SENIORS COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Comfort Keepers

COME AND LEARN ABOUT DOWNSIZING, INFLAMATION & CHOOSING HOME SUPPORT.

Time: 2PM - 3:30 PM

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Cornerstone Health Centre
Dr. Cathy Sevcik - Getting to the Root Cause of Your Symptoms: Inflammation

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Practically Daughters
Susan Borax - Don’t Let Your Stuff Prevent You From Moving.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Comfort Keepers
Youla Thomas - How to choose a Home Support Provider

Light refreshments will be offered and a few Door Prizes will be given away.


Where:

Kerrisdale Seniors Centre
5851 W Boulevard, Vancouver, BC

Download a copy of our Poster here: Seniors Community Connection Tours.pdf


Registration by March 24th:
Comfort Keepers ~ 604-541-8653

 

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March 28 2015
Time: noon to 4 PM


Downsizing Trade Show

Thinking of downsizing and don’t know where to start? Join Good Riddance and 7 other professionals at a complimentary  trade show  in the Cypress Room to answer all of your questions and create your plan.


Where:
Executive Inn and Conference Centre
405 North Road,
Coquitlam BC

For More info: downsizeyourhome@shaw.ca

 

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March 26  2015
Time: 11:30 AM

Presentation: The Upside of Downsizing:

Don’t let your stuff prevent you from moving. Join us for a very informative and interactive seminar on how to make room for living well at any stage of your life. Learn tips from Downsizing Solution Senior Move Management   professionals from Good Riddance. Lunch and refreshments also provided.

Where:
Amica at Mayfair
2267 Kelly Avenue, Port Coquit

 

 

 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM

Presentation:
You are invited to join us for an exclusive learning opportunity
"Your Future by Design®: Retirement Income Planning"'

THINKING ABOUT DOWNSIZING BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START? Come join us for a free workshop that will provide you with information you need to take the next step!

Followed by a Q&A session with local experts:

Where:

12235 No. 1 Road Richmond, BC


SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP BY NOVEMBER 19 by contacting:

Robyn McLean at 778-997-5852 or robyn.mclean@rbc.com or
Roxanne Correia at 604-665-5782 or roxanne.correia@rbc.com.

See the full poster here: Retirement Income Planning_Brochure.pdf

 

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June 5, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation: CLUTTERMANIA: Sing Your Clutter Away, Sing‐Along

In this unorthodox and engaging presentation, everything is recycled, including the music. Professional Organizers, Susan Borax and Heather Knittel, have turned classics from Broadway Shows and standards from the American songbook into musical remedies for the organizationally challenged. Through their clever parodies they turn the spotlight on procrastination techniques, teenage bedrooms, the losing battle with paper and the struggle people have with looking for things they just had a minute ago. Release your inner packrat through song. Go home inspired.

Where:

East Richmond Community Hall
12360 Cambie Rd

See the poster here: Cluttermania_Sing Along.pdf

 

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June 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presentation: BC Seniors Week

Positive Transitions for Your Parents, Helping Your Parents Through the Challenges of Aging Live Life to the Fullest, The independence you want with the services you need

Where:

Thornbridge Gardens
649 - 8th Avenue, New Westminster

See the poster here: BC Seniors Week News Leader.pdf


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May 31, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Presentation: Burnaby  Seniors Interagency Society Healthy Aging Fair

Where:

Lougheed Mall, Burnaby


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May 7, 2014
Time: 7PM

Presentation: Moving Mom and Dad

Where:

McGill Library
4595 Albert St, Burnaby, BC

Phone: (604) 299-8955


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April 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Presentation:6th Annual Free INFORMATION & SPEAKERS FAIR
for Burnaby Family & Friends Unpaid Caregivers.

Where:

Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, 4405 Central Blvd.
(Across from Metrotown Skytrain & Bus Loop.
Free parking under hotel.)


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April 9, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM

Presentation: Spring Free from Clutter

Where:

Cameron Recreation Center
9523 Cameron St, Burnaby, BC V3J 1L6

Phone: (604) 297-4456


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April 5, 2014
Time: 2PM

Presentation: Cluttermania! The Musical Review

The only musical that explores the unusual relationships we have with our “stuff”

Starring: Dust Bunny and the Mavens of Mess

Where:

Fleetwood Villa Retirement Residence
16028 83 Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 0N2

Phone: (604) 590-2889


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April 2, 2014
Time: 7PM

Presentation: Showing Clutter the Door

Susan Borax and Heather Knittel, professional organizers, from Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions. Discover realistic ways to gain control of your living space.

Where:

St. Stephens Catholic Church

St. Stephens Church Hall
1360 East 24th Street
North Vancouver, BC


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March 24 2014
Time: 2 to 4 PM

Workshop: Here & Now: Tips on decluttering for sprin

With spring around the corner, it's time to purge your home of junk. Vancity's South Burnaby community branch is hosting a special workshop on de-cluttering your home.


Professional organizers Heather Knittel and Susan Borax will teach people how to gain control of their living spaces in an age of hyper-consumption.


The two aren't just providing tips on organizing, they are going to the heart of why people collect so much stuff.

Where:

Vancity's South Burnaby community branch
5064 Kingsway, Vancouver BC

The event is free
Register by calling 604-975-3325.

Read the full Article here on the BurnabyNow website:

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March 22 2014

Presentation:The Upside of Downsizing:

Join us for a very informative and interactive seminar on how to make room for living well at any stage of your life. Learn tips from Downsizing Solution professionals from Good Riddance. Lunch and refreshments also provided.

Where:

Amica at Mayfair
2267 Kelly Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC.

Contact: Roxanna to RESERVE: 604-552-5552

Seating is limited!

 

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March 24 2014
Time: 2 to 4PM

Presentation: SPRING CLEANING – SHOWING CLUTTER THE DOOR

Susan Borax and Heather Knittel, professional organizers, from Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions. Discover realistic ways to gain control of your living space.

Topics

• Why most organizing books have failed you
• You should live so long – why you will need to live consecutive lifetimes to complete all your "good intentions"
• Top clutter myths exposed
• Search and destroy – the top 100 clutter denizens and how they got there
• Why you should never leave home empty handed
• The 10 Commandments – according to us
• Who wants it? – resources that can help
• Never again – living clutter free for the rest of your life
• Question and Answer period

Where:

Vancity, South Burnaby Branch
Community Stage Room
5064 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

Seating is limited so please RSVP at your earliest convenience with your contact information to Nora Lee at (604) 975-3325.

 

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February 25 2014
Time: 7PM

Presentation: Moving Mom and Dad

Where:

Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive
Port Moody, BC

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February 18 2014
Time: 7PM

Presentation:Living at Home Longer: Organizing for Aging in Place

In the US 70% of people will remain in the home where they spent their 65th birthday. What does it take to remain independent in a non-healthcare environment as circumstances change? How do you organize a home to be free from unnecessary threats so seniors can continue to live in their home, stay active and socially engaged in their community?  


Topics:

• What is “Aging in Place” and why it is important
• Home modifications and assistive technology that remove barriers to independence
• Downsizing household possessions to a manageable level

Where:

Langley Lodge
5451 204 th St.,
Langley BC

Phone 604-532-4241

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February 15 2014
Time: 2 to 3 PM

Presentation: Cluttermania, The Musical Reviue

The only musical that explores the unusual relationships we have with our “stuff”

Starring: Dust Bunny and the Mavens of Mess

Where:

Gilmore Gardens
Seniors Community

4088 Blundell Rd,
Richmond, BC V7C 5V1
(604) 271-7222

RSVP:

604 271 7222
info.gilmore@diversicare.ca

See and download a copy of our poster for this event.

 

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January 30 2014
Time: 7PM

Presentation:The upside of downsizing at Port Moody Public Library

Where:

Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive
Port Moody, BC

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January 25 2014
Time: 2PM

Presentation: Showing Clutter the Door - The Upside of Downsizing, Victoria Isl.

Where:
Ross Place

Kathy Ajas, Sales Consultant,
Chartwell Ross Place Retirement Residence
2638 Ross Lane, Victoria BC V8T 5L5

T: 250-381-8666 ext 211
C: 250-893-6685
Email: kajas@chartwell.com

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January 15 2014
Time: 2PM

Presentation: Showing Clutter the Door - The Upside of Downsizing

Where:
Amica at Douglas House
50 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 2N8

Linda MacDonald / Community Relations Manager,
Tel: 250-383-6258
Emaill.macdonald@amica.ca

 

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January 15 2014
Time: 11AM

Presentation: Showing Clutter the Door - The Upside of Downsizing

Where:
Cook Street Village Activity Centre

1-380 Cook Street, Victoria, B.C., V8V 3X7

Karen Henry,
Program/Volunteer Manager
Phone: (250)384-6542
Fax: (250) 384-7156

Web: www.cookstreetvillageactivitycentre.com

 

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November 29 2013
Time: 11AM

Presentation: Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door

Authors and professional organizers Susan Borax and Knittel show you how to win the battle against household clutter with tips, music and humor.

Where:
St. Andrew's Wesley United Church
1012 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 683-4574

Phone: (604) 683-4574

 

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November 20 2013
Time: 11AM -Noon

Presentation: Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door

Authors and professional organizers Susan Borax and Knittel show you how to win the battle against household clutter with tips, music and humor.

Where:
Edmonds Community Center
7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby BC

Phone: (604) 980-6071

 

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November 13 2013
Time: 10AM to 3PM

Burnaby Seniors Interagency Society Seniors Services Network

Where:
Highlands United Church 3255 Edgemont Blvd,
North Vancouver, BC

Presentation: Don’t Let Your Stuff Prevent You from Moving.

Moving to a smaller home creates a host of challenges, not the least of which is deciding what will fit in with the new life, both literally and figuratively. There is no point to moving and storing clothing and household items that have not been unpacked since the previous move. The message is clear: Deal with clutter before the move.

 

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November 6, 2013
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM

Supporting Aging Parents

Where:
Shoal Centre -Assisted Living
10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney BC

RSVP: Taz

Phone: 250-656-5537
Email: tackerley@beaconcs.ca

http://www.beaconcs.ca/pages/assisted_living.html

 

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November 6, 2013
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Showing Clutter the Door:

Where:
James Bay New Horizons -Seniors Centre
234 Menzies Street, Victoria BC

RSVP: Sheri

Phone: 250-386-3035
Email: programsjb.nh@shawbiz.ca

http://www.jamesbaynewhorizons.ca/

 

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November 5th
Time: 12:00PM- 2:00PM

Showing Clutter the Door: Seniors Lunch and Learn

Where:
Burnside Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 4T4, Canada

RSVP: Sandy

Phone: +1 250-388-5251
Email: sandy@burnsidegorge.ca

http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/events/seniors-lunch-learn

 

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October 26

Parkwood Manor
1142 Dufferin Street
Coquitlam, BC, V3B 6V4

Presentation: Don’t Let Your Stuff Prevent you from Moving

Moving to a smaller home creates a host of challenges, not the least of which is deciding what will fit in with the new life, both literally and figuratively. There is no point to moving and storing clothing and household items that have not been unpacked since the previous move. The message is clear: Deal with clutter before the move.

 

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October 23 2013
Time: 7:30 PM

South Burnaby United Church
7591 Gray Ave, Burnaby

Presentation:  Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door.

Authors and professional organizers Susan Borax and Knittel show you how to win the battle against household clutter with tips, music and humor.

 

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October 20, 2013
Time: 3:30 PM

Temple Bnai Torah
15727 NE 4th St.  Bellevue, WA

Presentation: Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door, a light-hearted examination of the hold CRUD (completely ridiculous, useless debris) has on our lives like old trophies and outdated cell phones! Enjoy the antics of professional organizers and founders of Good Riddance (www.goodriddance.ca) Susan “Dust Bunny” Borax and Heather “Maven of Mess” Knittel

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October 3, 2013
Time: 10AM-3PM

Elim Village: Annual Health & Wellness Fair at the Oasis

9025 – 160 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 2X7

The theme for this year's fair is "Spiritual Wellness". The fair is also intended as an educational event for anyone with an interest in anything associated with retirement/senior living. Everyone is welcome. Take your friends along too! Visit us at the Practically Daughters.

http://www.elimvillage.com/NewsandEvents/UpcomingEvents.html

 

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May 25th, 2013
Time: 10am - 12 Noon

FREE TO ALL SENIORS: SHREDDING EVENT

Glen Pine Pavilion
1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam, BC

Protect yourself from possible fraud and identity theft by shredding your sensitive papers.
Seniors can take advantage of FREE document shredding and cardboard disposal.

Registration is required at Glen Pine Pavilion, either in person or by phoning 604-927-6940.

Download a copy of our flyer here: Shredding Event Poster May 25 2013.pdf

 

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June 8, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Burnaby Seniors Interagency Society Healthy Aging Fair

Lougheed Mall
9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby, BC

 

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May 16 2013

Time: 7:30 PM

Presentation: Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door
SusanBorax and Heather Knittel

Location:
Como Lake United Church
3935 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC

 

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May 4, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

Burnaby Hospital Caregiver's Health & Wellness Fair and Appreciation Event

Location:
2nd Floor, Burnaby General Hospital
3935 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC

 

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April 27th-28th, Saturday & Sunday:
10am - 4pm

BEAR CREEK VILLA FIRST ANNUAL SENIORS HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCE FAIR:

Location:
8233 - 140th Street Surrey

Join the team from Good riddance/Practically Daughters at this event will showcase the many businesses, organizations, and individuals who are working in, or connected to, the Seniors Community in the Surrey and Delta area.
Presentation: When its Time to Move your Parents: Moving Mom and Dad (time TBD) – Susan Borax
604) 599-9057 www.bearcreekvilla.com

 

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Sat April 20, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm

5th Annual Caregivers Fair:

Location:
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, Burnaby

Join the team from Good Riddance/Practically Daughters at our table
Presentation 12:35 - 1:00 If Mom and Dad have to Move– -De-Cluttering & Downsizing.
Susan Borax

 

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March 21, 2013
Time: 1 PM to 2:30 PM

Topic: BURNABY SENIORS' INTERAGENCY SOCIETY - FREE WORKSHOP!

Good Riddance will be attending this special event hosted by
Karen Tyrel of Dementia Solutions:

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Professional Consultant on Aging. This free one and a half hour workshop is for any individual looking to learn ways to maintain good brain health to help ward off dementia such as Alzheimer's disease.

Download a brochure here: Healthy_aging_0313.pdf

Location:

Bonsor Recreation Centre
6550 Bonsor Avenue,
Burnaby BC

For more information contact Heather Martin at 604-689-8609 or visit our website at:
www.burnabyseniors.org

 

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February 23, 2013
Time: 2 PM

Topic: Cluttermania: The Musical Revue

Revera – Crofton Manor

Oak Lounge
2803 West 41st Avenue,
Vancouver, BC

For more information contact: anna.smith@reveraliving.com

 

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February 19, 2013

Topic: Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door:

Langara College (Private Event)

 

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February 6, 2013
Time: 2 PM

Topic: The Upside of Downsizing:

Revera – Crofton Manor
2803 West 41st Avenue,
Vancouver, BC

For more information contact: anna.smith@reveraliving.com

 

 

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January 26, 2013
Time: 2 PM

Topic: Cluttermania: The Musical Revue

Whitecliff Retirement Living
15501 16th Ave
South Surrey, BC

Contact: Marlene Nash (604) 542-7613

 

 

 

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Date: January 19, 2013

Time: 2 PM

Topic: The Upside of Downsizing:

Amica at Mayfair

Join us for a very informative and interactive seminar on how to make room for living well at any stage of your life. Learn tips from Downsizing Solution professionals from Good Riddance. Lunch and refreshments also provided.

2267 Kelly Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC.

Contact: Roxanna to RESERVE: 604-552-5552

Seating is limited!




 

 

 

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