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Abbotsford Community Services Changes Name to Archway Community Services

Abbotsford Community Services Changes Name to Archway Community Services

Abbotsford Community Services Changes Name to Archway Community Services We’re excited to announce that Abbotsford Community Services will now be known as Archway Community Services! This change will be more inclusive for the clients we serve beyond Abbotsford...
Annual Seniors’ Picnic in the Park

Annual Seniors’ Picnic in the Park

The Seniors’ Picnic in the Park takes place on July 30, 2018, from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Please join us near the Bevan Avenue entrance to Mill Lake! Tickets are just $7 and rides are available if needed. You can pick up tickets at ACS’ offices at 2420...
Answering the Call to Volunteer

Answering the Call to Volunteer

Sandy Strowbridge was thinking about how he could give back to his community, and the idea of driving people to their medical appointments kept popping up. He wasn’t sure how to get started, but after a conversation with a friend, he was directed to the Seniors...
The Cost of Loneliness

The Cost of Loneliness

Loneliness is impacting the lives of seniors in Abbotsford. According to Simon Fraser University, one in five is lonely. Loneliness is now shown to be just as detrimental to life expectancy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Currently, 17% of Abbotsford’s population are...
Tax Filing Assistance for Seniors

Tax Filing Assistance for Seniors

While nobody looks forward to tax time, for some seniors filing taxes is extra challenging due to fixed incomes or limited computer skills. While their incomes may not be high it’s important that they file so can receive all the benefits they are entitled to. ...
Volunteer Income Tax Preparer Wanted

Volunteer Income Tax Preparer Wanted

Volunteer Income Tax Preparer Position Program Overview Abbotsford Community Services in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency hosts an annual free tax preparation service for eligible Abbotsford residents, 55 years of age and older, of modest income and with...