COMMUNITY LIVING MONTH Inclusion Chain – CCSS & Pathways

Hi All,

We are pleased to be in collaboration with Pathways to host this year’s Inclusion Chain event together on October 2nd at City Hall in celebration of Community Living Month!  We welcome all Community Connections Support Services employees, management, contractors, families and all people we support, and community members and partners to come and show your support.  All are welcome!  We will have our banner and brochures available for anyone needing information about support services.  Please spread the word – event info attached.

See you there!

Celebrate Community Living Month with Us!

Hi Everyone!

With community living month right around the corner the CCSS home share team would like to invite you to an afternoon at the pumpkin patch! There is a hay ride through the pumpkins, a pumpkin smash, and a corn maze. Light refreshments will be provided.

Join us in the Pumpkin Patch!
When : October 13 from 3:00 til 5:00 pm
Where: McMillan Farms at 3690 Berard Rd #1 in Kelowna (easy to find!)
Cost: For the participation in the activities the cost is approximately $6.00 per person
RSVP: Please let us know if you will be attending by no later than October 4, 2018 so we can plan for refreshments! Email or call Karen Milner or Brenda Brown.

CLBC-Family Forum September Meeting

Hey all, CLBC has sent around the information (attached) for September’s Family Forum meeting.  Don’t forget to RSVP to Linda Farr by 4:30 PM this Thursday (Sep. 20) if you’re going to go!  Here is her contact info:

Linda Farr, CPD Supervisor Administrative Services
#140 – 1060 Manhattan Drive
Kelowna, B.C.  V1Y 9X9
Phone:  250-712-3624
Fax:     250-712-5426

Or click here to email Linda.

Planning to go?  Leave us a comment!

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SPOTLIGHT: New CPP-D Application Form

Hi everyone, we received a community update from DABC about the new Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) application form.  You can check out their update (attached).  If you’d like to check out the new form, it’s available here on the Government of Canada’s website: https://catalogue.servicecanada.gc.ca/content/EForms/en/Detail.html?Form=ISP1151

For more info about these changes, you can contact the DABC’s Senior CPP-D Advocate, Ashley Silcock (1-800-663-1278).

Have you applied using the new CPP-D form?  Let us know what you thought in the comments!

FREE Fall Webinars about Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning!

Hey everyone, did you know that Plan Institute is currently developing a new Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning webinar?

With the support of Law Foundation of BC, Plan Institute will be offering 4 FREE sessions (see dates below) during the pilot phase of this project.  These free sessions are available to residents of BC living outside of the Lower Mainland.

Fall 2018 Webinar Dates:
September 20th, 2018 | 7pm-8pm
October 18th, 2018 | 10am-11am
November 5th, 2018 | 7pm-8pm
November 19th, 2018 | 10am-11am

To register or to learn more, click here: http://planinstitute.ca/learning-centre/wte-webinar/

Confused about financial and estate planning?  Leave a comment with your biggest questions!

SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training – Sep. 27, 28

Community Connections is very proud to be offering the Mandt System training on September 27-28 in Cranbrook!  Click here for Mandt Training info!  This training is presented by our very own certified Mandt Instructor, James Croston (Senior Home Share Coordinator).

Contracted Home Share Providers have the opportunity to obtain their certification over the one-and-a-half day workshop in Relational skills.

If you are a CCSS Home Share Provider and interested in this training, contact James (250-420-1066) by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, to reserve a spot.

James is looking forward to meeting all participants!

Not sure what this is all about?  No problem!  Leave us a comment, or check out The Mandt System’s great website here.

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