Safe Seniors

NEWS RELEASE
April 24, 2020
[Sooke, BC]

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program Continues in Sooke

Openings remain for seniors who are 65+ and would like to participate in the Safe Seniors, Strong Communities program coordinated locally by the Sooke Region Community Health Network though the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre.

The program launched last month as a new partnership between the United Way’s Better at Home program, bc211 and the BC Ministry of Health. Seniors can request volunteer help with grocery shopping, meal preparation, prescription pick-up – or receive friendly check-in calls by simply dialing 2-1-1 or filling in an online form at www.bc211.ca.

Once an individual registers with bc211, they will be connected with a volunteer who can provide help, as required. This service is available seven days a week, during daytime hours.

The Sooke Region Volunteer Centre has been receiving referrals from bc211 for clients and volunteers. It has the capacity to take on further enrollment, so any senior in the region who would like to access the service or volunteer to help, is encouraged to do so.

For more information, or to register: Dial 2-1-1 or go online to www.bc211.ca

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Media Contact:
Matt Barney, Emergency Program Coordinator & EOC Director
District of Sooke Fire Rescue
250-642-5422 ext. 638 |  SEPDirector@sooke.ca

District Contact and Social Media Channels:
Website: www.sooke.ca
Twitter:  @SookeCa
Facebook: Emergency Program
District Phone: 250-642-1634
Fax: 250-642-0541
District Email: info@sooke.ca
Staff Email: Directory
Fire Dept. Phone: 250-642-5422
Fax: 250-642-3840

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