Seniors’ Wellness

Peer Counselling, Health Education, Friendly Visitors, Transportation, House/Yard Work

Better at Home

Better At Home

Senior Peer Counselling

Senior Peer Counselling

Health Education

Health Education

Seniors Resources

Seniors Resources

 

 

 

 

 

This program is supported by the ongoing partnership of Salt Spring Island Community Services, Lady Minto Hospital and Salt Spring Seniors’ Services Society.

Access to Service

The Wellness Programs Coordinator can be reached by phone (250) 537-4607 or in person. Services can be accessed by community, community and health agencies, and personal or self-referral.

Location

129 Hereford Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC

Hours

Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 2:00PM

SERVICES INCLUDE:

Friendly Visitor Friendly Visitors
Carefully selected friendly volunteers who visit weekly with seniors in their homes or on an excursion to offer companionship and brighten the day. Visits are individual, confidential and free.

The Peer Connection
Trained seniors who help support and encourage other seniors who may be going through a ‘rough patch’ in their lives. Meetings are held weekly, for about an hour, in the senior’s home, or elsewhere if appropriate. Visits are confidential, individual and free.

Friendly Voices
Caring volunteers provide regular phone contact to seniors who need more social contact, or are alone or lonely. This program is not for medical concerns. This is a newly developing service.

Please call (250) 537-4607 for more information.

We are always looking for more volunteers for Friendly Visitors and Voices. Please call the Coordinator (250) 537-4607 for more information.

Van Excursions for Seniors
Monthly on and off-island excursions in a van holding 6 senior participants are offered, with day-trips to various southern Vancouver Island locations. Check the Latest News for current schedules.

Transportation Schedule August and September 2017

Wellness Speakers and Health Forums
These (free) meetings include a wide variety of speakers promoting all aspects of seniors’ health and well-being.
The Arthritis Self- Management Program (6 weekly sessions) is also coordinated by the Wellness Programs Coordinator at a minimal cost to participants.

Support Group Development
As requested or needed for emerging community networks

Consultations
Information and consultations re: health resources for seniors on Salt Spring Island

Other Services

  • Referrals
  • Mammography Program – Volunteer Coordination