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New partnership between PRRD, Society for Community Living

Seniors Aging in Place: independence and comfort to some elderly rural residents
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The Peace River Regional District and Dawson Creek Society for Community Living are teaming up for a new project that will benefit seniors in rural areas.

Dawson Creek's Society for Community Living is teaming up with the Peace River Regional District in a new venture.

Seniors Aging in Place is a concept open to seniors (65 or older) in area D and parts of area E.

“It is our hope that the extra support offered through this program will allow our residents to retain their independence and continue to live comfortably in the communities that they have called home for their entire lives," said area D director Leonard Hiebert and his area E counterpart Dan Rose in a joint statement Monday.

Known as SAIP, it'll provide services like fresh meal delivery, housekeeping and, where needed, snow removal from November to March.

To get the word out, the regional district is holding six two-hour afternoon sessions in October.

They are:

 Tate Creek Community Hall (October 17, 2022, 1-3PM)

 Kelly Lake Community Hall (October 20, 2022, 1-3PM)

 Upper Cutbank (October 21, 2022, 1-3PM)

 Rolla Community Hall (October 24, 2022, 1-3PM)

 McLeod Community Hall (October 26, 2022, 1-3PM)

 Farmington Community Hall (October 27, 2022, 1-3PM)

Full details can also be found on the PRRD's website.