No Senior Left Alone

NO SENIOR LEFT ALONE!

Comox Valley Senior Support exists to help address issues of isolation experienced by older adults. Isolation can be an outcome of not having family to support you, not having family or friends nearby, having illness or mobility issues that prevent or limit participation, being a caregiver, or simply being an elderly person who has no one left.

Our office, located at 450 8th Street, Courtenay, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 - 4pm.  We are closed Friday through Sunday. As we have shared office space, masks are required in all common areas of the office until further notice.  If you don't have a mask, we have a supply in the office. Two-meter physical distancing is also required if you visit the office.

It is best to call the office before you visit to make sure someone is available to serve you.

Home visits are currently being done based on the comfort level of staff, volunteers, and the senior receiving the visit. In indoor settings, masks should be worn. If we cannot visit due to the Public Health Order restrictions, we will check in with you via phone, or a social media platform such as Zoom, once or twice a week. Our goal is to make sure that No Senior is Left Alone and that everyone is kept safe.

We continue to support seniors who need assistance with forms and documents.

We continue to offer support to caregivers.

If you need help with shopping, give us a call. We cannot take you shopping but we can shop for you.

To contact us, call our office at 250-871-5940 and leave a message that includes your name and phone number. You can also email: admin@comoxvalleyseniorsupport.ca.

SPECIAL NOTE: For seniors who don't answer their phone unless they recognize the number on their call display screen - please consider relaxing this vigilance so volunteers can reach you. They will be calling from their home or cell phone. They will identify as being a volunteer with us and, if you feel uncertain, you can always call our office number to ask if the person is a legitimate volunteer with Senior Support or not.

Though services offered are free of charge, Comox Valley Senior Support gratefully accepts donations. Donations are used for the direct delivery of programs for seniors. You can donate through the CANADA HELPS link on this website and a tax receipt for donations of $20 or more will be issued.

Take care of yourself. Take care of others too.

 

Client Profiles

Julie Senior

Julie

Julie is supported by CV Senior Support volunteer, Chris. Julie lives alone and eagerly looks forward to her weekly interaction with Chris who visits, laughs with her, takes her out, and provides in Julie’s words, “a ray of sunshine – the visit is the high point of my week”.

Lis

Lis lives alone in her home. She has macular degeneration and cannot read anymore, something she once enjoyed and misses terribly. CV Senior Support volunteer and retired librarian, Louise, reads to Lis each week, an activity they both enjoy. To quote Lis, “Louise is a gem who provides such pleasure. Without her I would be isolated and have nothing to look forward to”.