Resource Sharing for Seniors Open House Nov. 6

On November 6, Sunshine Coast Community Services' Volunteer program will host a Resource Sharing for Seniors Open House at 2pm at Community Services at 5638 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt.


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On November 6, 2018, Sunshine Coast Community Services’ Volunteer program will be hosting an open house as part of a series of resource sharing events.

In an effort to deepen the support for seniors and participants in SCCSS programs, the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Andrea Hobbs, created a series of resource sharing events across the Coast as a way of connecting and sharing. Resource Sharing for Seniors is the first in the series and will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 2pm at Community Services at 5638 Inlet Avenue in Sechelt.

“This event will bring together support services and organizations for the purpose of engaging local seniors who may experience social isolation. Gathering together on occasions over the next two years, at locations across the Coast, these resource sharing events aim to inform, support and connect seniors in our community”, says Hobbs.

he open house will give guests a change to meet with volunteers and community professionals, gain information and resources available in our community, make connections, explore activities and expand social networks. Resources will be available from Sunshine Coast Community Response Network, SC Mental Health, Better At Home, and others.

In August, SCCSS launched a new Move & Play program which involves seniors as volunteers in Family Resource Programs such as Bellies & Babies, Mamas Supporting Mamas and Parent Tot Drop-In. The program is funded by The United Way of the Lower Mainland and designed to increase social connectedness, independence and physical activity through engaging with children and families in these programs.

We welcome anyone interested to meet some of our volunteers, share resources and connect in support of active aging. If you would like to participate and provide resources or would like more information, please contact Andrea Hobbs at 604-885-5881 ext 243 or ahobbs@sccss.ca.