CARP President Moses Znaimer, along with Vice President of Advocacy Susan Eng and VP Community Development, Ross Mayot made stops in St. John’s Newfoundland and Moncton New Brunswick this week on the latest in a continuing series of visits to local Chapters and Provincial Capitals, promoting awareness of the New Vision of Aging.
Susan Eng, accompanied by Avalon CARP Chapter Chair, Ed Williams, took their advocacy messages on behalf of CARP members to NFLD’s provincial legislature, including frank meetings with Finance Minister, The Hon. Jerome Kennedy and St. John’s Mayor, Dennis O’Keefe.
The visit to the Rock was rounded off with an address by Moses Znaimer and Ms. Eng to a joint meeting of local and prospective CARP members and the Memorial University Pension Association.
Ross Mayot joined the team for the second stop in Moncton, New Brunswick, where long-time CARP Representatives for the Maritimes, Louise Gilbert and Wayne Harrigan are laying the foundations of a new Greater Moncton Chapter.
Moses’ visit was front page news in Moncton’s Times & Transcript Newspaper and he was also heard on CBC radio, Moncton’s NewsTalk station and on the local CTV news program.
Ross Mayot and Susan Eng opened up the event with a Q&A with current CARP members and other interested parties – about the benefits of Chapter activities for the local community and the advocacy work ongoing for Zoomers across Canada.
Following that session, Moses Znaimer presented a video to a full house at the Moncton Lions’ Community Centre, explaining CARPs New Vision and the Zoomer philosophy.
Fredericton’s Chapter Chair, Steve Goudey made the 2 hour drive down to Moncton for the event and spoke to locals about how CARP is working in Fredericton and how they can harness the power of expanded Chapter activity in the Province for the benefit of aging Canadians.
Visit each chapter’s website for more info on the tour and how you can participate in CARP in your community.
Moses Znaimer talks one on one after his presentation
New Moncton Board Members Louise Gilbert and Wayne Harrigan
Susan Eng listens to the concerns of local residents
Fredericton Chair Steve Goudey addresses the Moncton audience