Activities scheduled for NeighbourLink Week

To celebrate 11 years of volunteer service in Summerland, NeighbourLink will hold a number of events May 3 to 9.

To celebrate 11 years of volunteer service in Summerland, NeighbourLink will hold a number of events May 3 to 9.

The week of celebrations begins Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 a.m. with a recognition kick-off breakfast at Summerland Seniors’ Village.

On Monday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m., a silent auction dinner will be held at Santorini’s Restaurant. Reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 250-494-7811.

On Wednesday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., an advanced care planning session will be held. The event is free but space is limited. To register, cal 250-404-4673.

Mirjana Komljenovic of NeighbourLink said the planning session will include a discussion about medical decisions a person should make and advice on how to make those decisions.

She said health care decisions are uncomfortable and stressful if a family member is required to make those decisions. For this reason, it is useful to consider care options in advance, especially for those who have underlying medical conditions. “It’s a difficult topic,” she said, “but once the decisions are made the way you choose to make them, the doctors have something to follow as well.”

The final event in the week is a dessert and entertainment fundraising evening on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Summerland Alliance Church. Admission is by donation.

NeighbourLink is a community service organization made up of volunteers from Summerland’s various churches. Services include community lunch socials, transportation, home and yard work, visitation and relief care, community workshops and more.