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The following services and programs were provided directly to seniors and disadvantaged people in our communities in 2021.  Click on each heading below to learn more:

  • Elder Abuse Prevention Program gave 5 presentations to approximately 60 people, and helped 20 individual cases plus 2 systemic ones
  • Income Tax Service volunteers completed 811 low-income returns, including 12 home visits. In addition, Creston had 29 and Passmore/Slocan had 32 low-income tax returns processed. Advocated for 30 seniors.
  • West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic held 104 clinics, with 2,596 patient appointments plus 61 denture clients. 105 clients registered through SenCoord. Approximate savings for clients at a 40% discount: $150,000.
  • Personal Advance Planning outreach community education events presented, and 7 seniors helped with advance planning. By appointment.
  • Grocery Run Bus Service made over 273 deliveries of seniors and their food from the grocery store. Help with carrying bags into their homes too.
  • Seniors Referral Service Our Office Manager helped an average of 10 people daily, referring them to various resources in the community, province and country.
  • Cycling Without Age volunteers provided social connection and fresh air to 157 less mobile individuals in our special trishaws.
  • Farmers Market Coupon Program We helped 30 low income seniors access fresh local healthy produce directly from Farmers.