Seniors Services & People with Disabilities
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Volunteer Driver Program
DO YOU NEED A RIDE?
Safe • Reliable • Insured
Our Volunteer Driver Program provides transportation to residents of Keremeos, Cawston, Olalla and Hedley who are not able to travel independently. Our Volunteer Drivers are available to take you to local and out of town medical appointments and local shopping necessary for your well being.
Rides are booked through the Volunteer Coordinator at L.S.C.S.S. Please provide a minimum of 24 hours advance notice and time and length of the appointment at the time of booking. A donation to cover the cost of fuel and a portion of vehicle maintenance costs is paid by the client directly to the driver. The suggested donation may be subsidized for out-of-town medical specialist or surgery appointment. Clients will be advised at the time of booking, if this is the case.
Volunteer drivers are not trained to provide transfers or assist with client medical needs; therefore clients must be able to transfer independently, and to attend to their own personal /medical needs. Drivers are volunteers and should be treated with respect and consideration.
Call to book a ride, or for more information.
Contact: Telephone: (250) 499 2352
Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels Program serves the Keremeos, Cawston, and Olalla areas providing a warm and tasty noon hour meal delivered right to your door by Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers. Meals are available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Meals cost $5.00 each and consist of:
• Main course including vegetables
If you wish to receive Meals on Wheels or for more information call the Coordinator of Volunteers, to arrange for delivery.
Office hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, Monday to Friday.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEALS ON WHEELS?
FOOD SAFETY …. Meals are freshly prepared
IMPROVED HEALTH …. Good nutrition and appropriate diet are key to maintaining good health
INDEPENDENCE …. Good health means you can remain in your home longer
SOCIAL SUPPORT …. A friendly smile comes with each meal delivery
Friendly Visitor & Telephone Reassurance
The Telephone Reassurance program offers a person to call you at a pre-arranged time and check on your well-being, or simply a friendly volunteer to brighten your day by having their presence on the line.
The Friendly Visitors Program provides one on one companionship and support for seniors in their own homes.
Telephone: 250 499 2352 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org