Me & You : Aging Without Limits Mentorship Program
Aging with a disability presents many challenges – medical, financial, social and emotional.
Continuing with the vision of our founders, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is proud to announce our new Seniors Mentoring Program: Me & You: Aging Without Limits.
The CPABC was founded nearly 65 years ago by parents who sought a brighter future for their children with cerebral palsy. The arithmetic tells us that these same children are now looking towards their senior years and are still leading the way for people with CP and other disabilities to learn to age well.
Mentorship is a relationship where our more experienced person (mentor) guides a less experienced person (protege). Our program will pair mentors with protege to develop and work toward setting and achieving their own personal goals aimed at navigating the changes and challenges that are part of the process of aging with a disability. You and Me: Aging Without Limits relies on the lived experience of our more senior members to provide connection, guidance and support for those approaching their senior years.
For people living with CP and other disabilities, issues of aging can be present at any chronological age. When we use the word “senior” we are not limiting the program to any particular age. Anyone confronting issues of aging, or who self-identifies as a senior is welcome to join us.
Whether you are a more experienced senior who is willing to act as a mentor, or a person seeking the guidance of a mentor, we invite you to join us in this new adventure. For more information, contact Denzil at the CPABC office at 604 408 9484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next group meeting will meat on Friday, November 9th at the Roundhouse Community centre (Multimedia room) from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. A light lunch will be provided!