Connections for seniors

Community Connections for Seniors is a project of the Community Resource Centre, responding to the community’s large and growing seniors population and the challenges seniors face in getting information about government, community and social services. 

The project’s purpose is to better understand the information needs of Sunshine Coast seniors and to begin to address those needs. Meetings are being held this month up and down the Coast, each led by two senior volunteers from the neighbourhood.

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Seniors are sharing their concerns and ideas about how they get information and connect to the community. Lunch is provided at each informal gathering to give participants an opportunity to connect with their neighbours.

Displays about programs and services and volunteers to answer individual questions are available at each meeting. Two lively and informative sessions have taken place already, in Elphinstone and Pender Harbour.

The next sessions all run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held this Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Roberts Creek Legion, Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, Thursday, Oct. 23 at Eric Cardinall Hall, Monday, Oct. 27 at Gibsons United Church, and Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Coopers Green.

Recommendations on improved information and referral services will be distributed locally at the end of the project, funded by the New Horizons for Seniors program of the federal government.

For more information and to sign up for lunch in your neighbourhood, call the Community Resource Centre at 604-885-4088.

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