This March marks the 8th annual Okanagan Embrace Aging Month; a partnership between Interior Savings, UBC’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and Interior Health. It’s an opportunity for all ages to expand their knowledge and gain practical tips and skills to age well. As a certified age-friendly business, with a community impact goal to promote social connection with age, we’re thrilled to support this initiative.

This year, over 25 free seminars and workshops will go online and cover a wide range of topics including caregiving at a distance, gut health, building a mason bee home, homecare vs long term care, Métis beadwork, advance care planning and a spring-inspired painting workshop. There’s even a special International Women’s Day celebration focusing on Women of the Okanagan. For information and to register for these and the rest of the seminars and workshops, go to

Once again this year, Interior Savings’ experts will be sharing their knowledge on Estate Planning and Scam Protection. See all the details below.

Estate Planning Essentials | Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Learn how you can avoid the common pitfalls and how to maximize the benefits of planning your estate. A panel of experts in financial planning and law will share the basics of estate planning and answer your questions.

The experts will include Rod Rieu, Assistant Vice President Wealth and Relationship Services, Interior Savings; Tanya Mcloughlin, Certified Executor Advisor, Interior Savings; Ken Wingrove, Manager of Advisory Services, Interior Savings; Leah Card and Tyson McNeil-Hay, both lawyers from Fulton & Company LLP.

Register here.

Scam Protection | Thursday, March 25, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This session will be presented by our very own Paula Naka, who leads our Risk Management team and who works closely with RCMP and colleagues across the country to help reduce fraud. Passionate about empowering people to be more fraud-aware, Paula will share examples of common scams, golden rules on things to watch for, and what to do if you think you’re being scammed.

Register here.

Please share with your family and friends. We know you’ll find lots of helpful information, and be inspired to try a new activity.

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