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Chilliwack, CA
Jul 12, 2024
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About Us

Since 1991, Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society (CDSRS) has been a charitable organization providing programs, services, resources, and activities to seniors in the Chilliwack area. Our goal is to encourage seniors to be active, socialize, learn, and access support.

We are a full-time office staff of 5 and a team of 96 dedicated volunteers, striving to make a positive difference in the lives of seniors. Together, we support and advocate for older adults, nurturing their well-being and creating meaningful connections within the community.

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OUR TEAM

GOVERNANCE

Kelly Velonis

Exceutive Derector

Kelly Velonis joined CDSRS in 2018 as Executive Director. Her role…

Gloria Adams

Tour Coordinator

Gloria is the Bus Tour Coordinator for CDSRS. She has…

Cari Moore

Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

Cari Moore is the Programs and Volunteer Coordinator…

Corinna Clark

Administration Assistant

I have been the administrative assistance since February 2020…

Governance
Our volunteer Board of Directors is a governance Board made up of 5 community minded individuals:

Al Hunt President
Ben Watson Treasurer
Joyce Van Delft
Heather Spenst
Jim Hodden

VIDEOS

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Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society Seniors Christmas Seniors Stocking Fundraiser Drive is next week.

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The free delivery grocery program for low-income seniors provides accessible and affordable groceries, with delivery services to their homes, relieving financial burdens and transportation challenges.

OUR VISION

Our Vision

At Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society, our vision is to create a community where every senior thrives, embraces their golden years, and experiences a sense of belonging, wellness, and fulfillment. We envision a future where seniors are supported, respected, and empowered to live life to the fullest, surrounded by a compassionate and vibrant network of individuals, programs, and resources. Through our commitment to excellence, advocacy, and collaboration, we strive to be the leading organization that enhances the quality of life for all seniors in Chilliwack and beyond. Together, we envision a society that values and celebrates the wisdom and contributions of seniors, creating a legacy of care, compassion, and connection for future generations.

Kelly Velonis

Exceutive Derector

Kelly Velonis joined CDSRS in 2018 as Executive Director. Her role is to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to ensure we are providing the services needed in the community for seniors and families. She is a long-time Chilliwack resident who is dedicated to her community and a passionate advocate for seniors. With her commitment and advocacy, she works to empower and enrich the lives of seniors within our community.

Gloria Adams

Tour Coordinator

Gloria is the Bus Tour Coordinator for CDSRS. She has combined her passion for travel and love of working with seniors to secure the position. She worked with seniors at a retirement complex and ran her own bus tour company for 7 years before joining the Chilliwack Seniors Resources for 9 years. With her 23 years of experience working with seniors, she takes pride in creating new travel experiences for our members. Gloria works alongside a fabulous team of co-workers and volunteers that help to make these trips possible.

Cari Moore

Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

Cari Moore is the Programs and Volunteer Coordinator for CDSRS. She has been serving the not-for-profit sector for almost 20 years in administration, program coordination, and volunteer management. Her passion for helping people and giving back to the community inspired her to join the CDSRS team. Cari is a volunteer with Soroptimist International of Chilliwack, on the Board of Volunteer BC, Director of Volunteer Fraser Valley, and the current weather girl at ChillTV. She feels grateful for the warm and welcoming reception she has received since joining the organization, and is excited to get to know our program participants, volunteers, and staff.

Corinna Clark

Administration Assistant

I have been the administrative assistance since February 2020. Working with seniors is great as I can use my many years of customer service and calm personality to really understand their needs. I am new to Chilliwack and many members have welcomed me and look forward to meeting in person, which makes the office very enjoyable. Our office is a great place to work and we are committed to working as a team to meet the needs of our seniors which wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for our amazing volunteers.