A 47” flat screen TV will be installed at The South Similkameen Family Centre thanks to help from a committee of the Village of Keremeos.
The Education and Substance Abuse Committee accepted a request for funding from counseling staff at Lower Similkameen Community Services Society and awarded the society $500 toward the purchase of the flat screen TV.
“This will be a really helpful and appreciated feature as we continue with our youth dinner and movie evenings each Thursday at the family centre”, says counselor, Dave Cursons.
There are other uses for the high quality LED screen. Video materials on parenting topics, part of a S.T.E.P. program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), will be featured.
The local parent discussion group begins a series of sessions on Saturday morning, February 18 at the family centre. Sessions are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The first session will provide a program overview allow the group to organize its own schedule for meetings afterwards.
The new TV screen will be use to mount instructional and informational materials for clients, staff and volunteers at Lower Similkameen Community Services Society.
Support to seniors, a community kitchen, early childhood development programs, family literacy projects, counseling to youth, Meals on Wheels, a volunteer driver program, English language training for immigrants and special programs for the disadvantaged are all part of the society’s effort in the Lower Similkameen.
The society delivers services under contracts with Child and Youth Mental Health, Ministry of Child and Family Services, Public Safety and Solicitor General as well as managing low cost housing for seniors and independent living residences at Kylami Place and Mountainview Manor.