NO SENIOR LEFT ALONE!
This is the work of CV Senior Support. We exist to address issues of isolation experienced by older adults. Isolation can be an outcome of not having family to support you, not having friends 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.
In March and throughout April 2020, we will conduct an awareness and fundraising campaign to support the work we do. Please support this initiative in any or all of the following ways: make a donation through our Canada Helps link, take our volunteer training and join our league of volunteers, consider joining our Board of Directors at our June AGM, share information about our programs - particularly to those who would benefit from our support.
We need your support.
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 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”.