I enjoy my grandson, writing about issues important to Boomers, and others. I give workshops to senior groups on Health and Wellness issues that affect them. Boomers are not embracing the joys and challenges of age. I want to help Boomers redefine what retirement and aging means

Experience

  • Workshop Facilitator

    at Cosco Health and Wellness Institute

    September 2015 - at Present

    British Columbia

    The Council of Senior Citizens Organization. of Canada. Health and Wellness Institute is a not profit that provides free health promotion workshops in BC, Alberta, and Newfoundland. We offer 43 workshops which focus on prevention and providing information on health issues that affect Seniors. I am on the review and training committee Here are the top ten workshops we deliver: Memory and Aging, Fraud and Scams, Personal Planning, Falls Prevention, Getting a Good Nights Sleep, Navigating Health Care, Wills, and Estates, Social Connectedness, Dealing with Stress, Staying fit at Home

  • Owner

    at Professional Associates

    January 1986 - June 2017

    British Columbia

    Consulting on varies issues surrounding retirement and life planning

  • Owner

    at MAGICAL GIFT IDEAS THAT WORK

    November 2015 - May 2017

    British Columbia

    Magical Gifts: Ideas that work is an online store that carries everything from Apparel to Tablet cases. We carry the widest and deepest selection of T-shirts and other accessories, offers world-class custom printing options. We religiously track down the new, the hard-to-find and the best-of-quality. Magical Gifts: Ideas that work prides itself on being the quickest solution for all T-shirt and other accessories needs. We accomplish this by having state-of-the-art technology and a team of people ready to work for you.

  • Director

    at SHARE Family & Community Services Society

    June 2006 - June 2014

    British Columbia

    Served as a Board member and as an Executive member. Since 1972, SHARE, a registered, non-profit charity, has provided services to help connect, engage, and strengthen individuals and families in the Tri-Cities, Anmore, and Belcarra. SHARE’s services touch over 60,000 people in the Tri-Cities area annually.

  • Teacher and Helping teacher

    at Surrey School District

    September 1973 - September 2013

    British Columbia

    Helping Teacher (District Staff) responsibilities included curriculum building and administrative responsibilities for Business, Education, Pre-Employment Programs, Career Development, Career Preparation and Work Experience programs . Teacher of Business Education, Art, Science, Math, Person Planning and Cooperative Education, English as a Second Language Learning Support Specialist. and Teacher on Call. I also served as a Department Head for Business Education, and Cooperative Education and Personal Planning

  • Area Chair Curriculum and Instruction

    at University of Phoenix

    September 2000 - December 2012

    British Columbia

    Responsibilities include aiding the MAED Community Education Liaison officer in developing and maintaining relationships in the education community and to build the reputation of the MAED program in B.C. I also taught in the Masters of Education Program, the Masters of Business Administration Program and the Undergraduate degree program

  • Director of Education And Training

    at MicroSkill Solutions Inc

    October 1997 - January 1999

    British Columbia

    Responsibilities included: Development of the formatting, writing and layout of Training Manuals. Creating lesson plans produced by the Company Creating an Introduction to the Educational version of the Manuals Creation and Delivery of a three-hour seminar for the introduction of Software The delivery of six-hour training classes on the Software Creation, writing and delivery of a Three Day Training Program for Training Partners The creation, writing and editing six-hour training programs for all Products Assisting the Company in the development of an Educational Links for the Web Page developed for the Company to market Products, Seminars and Training Creating and following through on the development of a marketing strategy and training approach to educators.

  • Curriculum Coordinator

    at Ministry of Education

    June 1995 - September 1996

    British Columbia

    Responsible for leading curriculum writing teams that wrote the following curriculum Information Technology K to 7 Information Technology 8 to 12,, Applied Academics 11, Business Education. K to 7, Business Education 9 to 12, Law 12, and Economics 12

Education

  • Masters of Educational Technology

    at City University

    1994 - 1996 (2 years) British Columbia

  • Teaching Certiificate

    at Simon Fraser University

    1972 - 1973 (1 year) British Columbia

  • Bachelor of Economics and Commerce

    at Simon Fraser University

    1965 - 1969 (4 years) British Columbia

Services offered

  • Coaching

    Coach, Mentor, Online store owner, looking for fun, challenging, interesting people who are close to or are thinking about transitioning to retirement. I can help!

  • Mentoring

    43 years of teaching experience, working at high school, and junior high school, as well as experience at the District and Provincial level, give me an understanding of the needs of teachers and students.

Languages

  • English Native

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