Seniors program still looks for applicants

  The Dawson Creek Society for Community Living is still taking applications for a rural seniors initiative currently rolling out in the region.

Community Living is partnering with the Peace River Regional District to provide services to seniors still residing in their own homes. This project will provide support from January 4, 2021 to April 2, 2021 in the following service areas: Rolla-Doe River, Tate Creek-Tomslake , Farmington-Tower Lake, Devereaux-Upper Cut Bank, and the Progress-Groundbirch-East Pine-Sunset Prairie area.

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The Rural Senior Initiative will service up to 50 homes this winter in an effort to help seniors remain in their homes longer.  

“We are still looking for about 20 residents,” says Anne Pearson with Community Living who notes any senior resident of the PRRD is eligible.

The program is made up of three service initiatives:

1. Five homemade, healthy, and freshly frozen meals will be available for pickup weekly by each participant. At that time, participants will also have the option to participate in a social function. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

2. A bi-weekly housekeeping service. Two pre-approved contractors will provide two hours of cleaning during each visit. 

3. Snow removal are available to each home participating in the program and will be completed by approved contractors. 

More information will be available closer to the start date of the Rural Senior Initiative. Last year the program ran for 8 weeks – this week the project will run for 12 weeks, says Pearson. For more information, contact 250-782-2611 ext. 227

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