Nelson & District Seniors Coordinating Society

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Mission: To provide direct goods and services to seniors and disadvantaged people in an affordable way to support their dignity and quality of life.

The Nelson & District Seniors Coordinating Society is run by volunteers who are primarily seniors themselves.  We operate programs which directly benefit seniors and disadvantaged adults.  Our goal is to make a real difference in the quality of life for real people in our community.  Our committed volunteers serve concerned individuals dealing with issues specific to them.

Currently our programs include:

  • Home Help Service
  • TEETH – a low income Dental program
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • Income Tax and Financial Advocacy
  • Grocery Run
  • Class Act

For more information on any of these programs, please click on the program’s menu at the top of the site or visit us at the Resource Centre.

Resource Centre

Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm, at the old Civic Centre, 719 Vernon Street, Nelson BC

Class Act

Class Act helps Seniors to volunteer with elementary school children within the school.  Senior volunteers help with reading, with crafts and with activities that they are interested in and that fit with the school programs.  Generally the volunteers choose the school and the time commitment.  Call the office to contact the group leader.

Volunteers

Each of our programs and our society itself are run entirely by volunteers.  We are in constant need for both adults who can spent a limited amount of time on specific tasks and volunteers prepared to lead, organize and manage programs.  Since we do deal directly with seniors and disadvantaged adults one on one on real issues to them, volunteers can expect to meet and interact with some of their very interesting neighbours.  Our volunteers put in a total of over 2000 hours per year.

Donations

Nelson & District Seniors Coordinating Society is registered as a  charitable organization with the Canada revenue Agency.  Donations allow us to carry out the range and extent of services we do.  For a better understanding of what we accomplish, see the “Did You Know?” tab.

To donate, please use the Donate Button to the right.  Donations of $20.00 or more will result in a tax deductible receipt or you can always send us a cheque by mail or drop in to the office and we will provide you with a receipt.

Society Membership
You may become a member of our Society either by (a) paying a $2 membership fee or (b) working a minimum of 1 hour annually as a volunteer with any of our programs.

Membership includes voting privileges at the annual general meetings and an opportunity to be elected to the Society’s board of directors.