Seniors’ Wellness

Peer Counselling, Health Education, Transportation, Home Supports

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 and Lady Minto Hospital.

Inquiries can be made at (250) 537-9971

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.


268 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC


Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 4:00PM


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.

Wellness Speakers and Health Forums
These (free) meetings include a wide variety of speakers promoting all aspects of seniors’ health and well-being.

Support Group Development
As requested or needed for emerging community networks

Food Services
Prepared meals will be available to seniors through SSICS Food Security Program. Enquiries can be made at (250) 537-9971 ext. 240.

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

Other Services

  • Referrals
  • Mammography Program – Volunteer Coordination