New CARP Chapter Launches in South Fraser, May 10th. Join Us!

CARP is pleased to announce the launch of our 8th Chapter in British Columbia. The New CARP South Fraser Chapter #48 will debut with a launch event on May 10th, joining White Rock/Surrey, North Fraser, Okanagan Valley, Prince George, Vancouver Central and Vancouver North Shore CARP BC Chapters, in a network of 54 community-basedChapters across Canada.

 Event Details:

DATE: Thursday, May 10, 2012

TIME: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (Social Time To Follow)

LOCATION: Fraser River Presentation Theatre – 4th Floor

Township of Langley Civic Facility

20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley, BC

Please R.S.V.P. by email to: [email protected]


 Will where you live affect your quality of life as you age?

Zoomer Issues To Be Addressed By New CARP South Fraser Chapter #48 at its Inaugural Public Meeting on May 10, 2012

 Will where you live affect your quality of life as you age?

International conference speaker and author, Rhonda Latreille, MBA, CPCA, will share how the psychology and dynamics of aging creates a critical imperative for planning where we choose to age and how this will greatly impact our quality of life.

Designing communities so people can age in place is of critical and growing importance in the South Fraser region. We need people to stay in our communities as they age because their contributions to the development of our communities are what have made, and will continue to make, the South Fraser such a vital and dynamic area to live, work, and play.

CARP is an important advocacy agency for issues affecting the aging population. We need their voice here to help ensure that our Zoomer and seniors’ issues will not be overlooked as our communities continue to grow and expand.

At this same free public event, South Fraser OnTrax Co-Founder Nathan Pachal will speak on the linkage between where we live and our transportation needs moving forward as people age.

South Fraser OnTrax is a sponsor of this CARP South Fraser Chapter #48 event.

Everyone is welcome to participate and you do not have to be a member of CARP to attend.

Door prizes will be given away and a social time with free refreshments will follow the meeting.

What’s a Zoomer?

Zoomers are people 45+, including Baby Boomers and those who are older. There are more than 14.5 Million Zoomers in Canada today!

CARP South Fraser Chapter # 48 – Our chapter serves Langley Township, Langley City and the City of Abbotsford and is made up of people who volunteer their time to put their talent, knowledge and sense of community spirit to work in our area.

Our chapter helps keep members informed and involved. We provide opportunities for members to develop ideas and activities of interest to our community, support CARP’s advocacy, and meet new people. Although a newly formed chapter, our South Fraser chapter already has over 800 members. Everyone is welcome.

About South Fraser OnTrax (SFOT) – SFOT is Langley-based Society that advocates for improved transit services and smart growth in the South of Fraser region. They publish a daily web blog addressing these regional issues at

Everyone welcome!

Kim Richter,

Chair, CARP South Fraser Chapter #48

Telephone: (604) 856-9788

E-Mail: [email protected]