Isolation is an issue for many seniors. Many are alone with no family and no one to ask, “How are you today?”
The Security Reassurance Program provides seniors with regular contact with their community and reassures them that they are not alone. This program uses volunteers who make daily/weekly phone calls at pre-arranged times to check on the well-being of seniors.
Daily / weekly contacts decreases the risk, as well as the anxiety associated with living alone.
We all need a friend, but some of us no longer have that. The Friendly Visiting program pairs willing volunteers with isolated seniors who then meet regularly to go on shopping trips, go out for lunch, play cards, or simply sit and converse.
Seniors can call Renata at our main office for more information or to sign up for the program.
Friendly Social Seniors
Looking for a fun social outing for yourself or someone you know, without paying huge membership or user fees? The Friendly Social Seniors group meets 2-3 Fridays each month and costs are kept at a minimum. Lunch is always included, and activities vary from art classes, to greenhouse tours and shopping outings, to presentations from local organisations. Seniors who sign up are bound to have a great time and make friends.
To share your experience, use #FriendlySocialSnrs on twitter.
Click here to see the most current schedule for Friendly Social Seniors!
For information or to register, call Renata at our office.
ACS also offers several volunteer opportunities that are perfect for seniors to be involved and active in the community. Interested in volunteering? Download the Volunteer Application.