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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 volunteered over 631 hours.
  • 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.
  • TEETH Program held 104 clinics, with 1,138 patient appointments. Approximate savings for clients at a 40% discount $150,000. (2022 on pause due to a fire at the Nelson location.  Update in 2023)
  • Personal Advance Planning outreach community education events presented and 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. (2022 – Not operating at this time)
  • 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  Our 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. (Increased to 35 clients in 2022)