PRRD to support seniors

Dawson Creek Society for Community living is asking the Peace River Regional District for a $200,000 grant for an initiative to help seniors continue to live independently in their own homes. 

The total cost of the initiative is $250,000 and the society is asking for $200,000 in grant funding.

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A final report was presented by the society in April, with PRRD directors approving a $100,000 grant commitment.

PRRD is expected to release the funds this week, at their Oct. 15 Rural Budget meeting. 

The initiative would run for 12 weeks starting January 4, 2021 and provide services to 50 locations on Rolla, Doe River, Farmington, Upper Cutbank, Tate Creek, and McLeod. 

Roughly 1,230 seniors live in those rural areas. 

Services will be a choice of three options, including weekly homemade meals, bi-weekly housekeeping and snow removal. 

Fees of $3 per meal, $25 a month for housekeeping, and $25 a month for snow removal will be charge to each senior. 

The total cost of the initiative is $250,000 and the society is asking for $200,000 in grant funding.

A final report was presented by the society in April, with PRRD directors approving a $100,000 grant commitment.      

tsummer@ahnfsj.ca

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