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.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE TO OUR SERVICES

The Seniors’ Wellness Program has been adapting to the demands and restrictions due to COVID19.  As a result Better at Home services requiring direct contact and in-home supports such as house-keeping and home repair have been temporarily limited to existing clients with urgent needs for the time being.  We are still available for reassurance calls and “friendly visits” by phone for those seniors who would like someone to check in with them during this time. We are also offering transportation to appointments while Salt Spring Seniors Services Society driving program is suspended as well as prescription pick-ups if clients are unable to get deliveries through their pharmacies. Inquiries about reassurance calls, errands and transportation needs can be made to the SSICS main office 250-537-9971. 

Prepared meals will be available to seniors through SSICS Food Security Program mid-May to a limited number of seniors to start. However we will try to accommodate more seniors as systems get in place. Inquiries can be made to Melanie Morris at 250-221-9416.

Group activities and events are suspended for now including: Van Excursions, Active Aging, and Seniors Wellness events.

Regular Access to Service

The Wellness Programs Coordinator can be reached by phone (250) 537-9971 or in person. Services can be accessed by community, community and health agencies, and personal or self-referral.

Location

268 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC

Hours

Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 2:00PM

SERVICES INCLUDE:

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.

We are always looking for more volunteers for Friendly Visitors and Voices. Please call the Coordinator (250) 537-9971 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.

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