Program reaches out

South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society is in need of volunteers for Friendly Visitor Program

The South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society is in need of volunteers for our Friendly Visitor Program. Volunteers provide one-on-one companionship and support for seniors in our communities. We provide a thorough orientation to our society and programs. Minimum time commitment is one hour per week.

Volunteer feedback confirms the benefits to both the volunteer and the ‘senior friend’. Recent examples of such feed-back includes:

“What a wonderful person Lucy (not her real name) is. I feel so lucky to be a part of her life. She has become a wonderful part of our family.” And from another volunteer, “Mary (not her real name) died early this morning. She was a kind and thoughtful woman, always had a smile on her face and was a pleasure to visit with these past three years. The world would be a better place if there were more like her”.

For further information call Evelyn at 250-487-7455.

Evelyn Blaine,

South Okanagan

 

Seniors Wellness Society