Our many programs which are designed to promote social wellness in our community are accessed by seniors. Reported on our client satisfaction surveys by local area seniors are comments such as: "As far as I am concerned, your service is 100%." "It is a big factor in my being able to stay in my home." "Great service - on behalf of my mom, we appreciate what you do."
SEMIAHMOO SENIORS PLANNING TABLE VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION BREAKFAST
On April 26, 2013, the Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table, funded by the United Way in partnership with Sources, held the 2nd annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast and Volunteer Opportunities Fair for senior volunteers. The event was well attended and guests to the breakfast were presented with certificates of appreciation. They were also treated to an engaging presentation on volunteering abroad by Ramona Kaptyn. Members of the Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table volunteered their time to make this event a wonderful success!
Thanks to Thrifty Foods for providing the breakfast items and to Esquires for providing coffee and tea!
Below are descriptions of our volunteer services that, while supporting seniors, are also accessible to people of any age in the community.
The purpose of our Shop-by-Phone program is to provide grocery shopping services to residents who are coping with illness, injury or disability. This service is provided by our dedicated volunteers. 85% of our clients last year were seniors. Sources volunteers take grocery orders on Monday and fill the orders the next day. Groceries are delivered to the clients’ homes for a small delivery fee charged by the grocery store. “This is a very good service that I could not do without,” reported a senior Shop-by-Phone client.
The ability to get to essential medical and dental appointments is often challenging for many people. This is particularly true for our senior community members. Family and friends are wonderful sources of support, but often their busy lives prevent them from being able to assist with the driving needs of those living in White Rock and South Surrey as much as they might like. Our volunteer drivers provide assistance to residents of White Rock and South Surrey who are unable to use public transit and have no other means of reaching essential medical and dental appointments in the Metro Vancouver area. Volunteer drivers pick up and return clients to their residences. "The service is needed. Elderly or sick persons cannot stand long waiting times for a ride."
To find out more about our other community programs such as the Volunteer Speakers Bureau or Income Tax Service, visit our Community Services page.
Are you or is someone you know isolated or lonely? Do you or someone you know need assistance with grocery shopping, or a ride to a medical or dental appointment? We can help. For more information or to sign up for one of these services, contact us at 604-542-4357 or email@example.com
Do you enjoy helping others? Do you like to socialize? Are you available 2 - 3 hours per week? If you answered "yes" to these questions, volunteering with Sources might be your chance to get involved with social wellness for our community. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact us at 604-542-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can support our valuable volunteer programs by making a tax deductible donation. To make a donation, please contact us at: Sources Peace Arch Resource Centre – 882 Maple Street, White Rock, BC V4B 4M2 Ph: 604-531-6226 Fax: 604-531-2316 or www.sourcesbc.ca
Learn more about the Seniors Planning Table