Current and New Programs

Our Programs

We continue to do our best to deliver our programs during this pandemic time. We have had to modify our delivery to comply with Provincial guidelines and to keep everyone safe. Please call our office to get current information on what we offer.

NEW PROGRAMS:

CALL PROGRAM: Because Covid-19 limits our ability to do home visits, we have shifted our focus at this time to a Phone Call program. Instead of a once per week home visit, volunteers call a senior to do a check in and have a phone visit. This is done on a weekly basis, or even twice each week if the senior requests this.

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM: Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday a simple hot lunch is delivered by a volunteer to your home. This program is intended for seniors who struggle with not having enough nutritious food to eat, seniors who are no longer preparing food for themselves, seniors who are financially limited. Contact our office for more information: 250-871-5940

BOOKS FOR SENIORS: This is a partnership program between the Courtenay and Comox Libraries and CV Senior Support. Once each month a book bundle will be delivered to your door by a CV Senior Support Volunteer. A book bundle will contain items of your choice: print books, audio books, magazines, music CDs, video CDs. If you are interested in participating, please call our office: 250-871-5940

Keep the Winter Blues at Bay: Let's Have Fun!: This is a program under development and so watch for content appearing soon. We are identifying interesting activities and learning opportunities for seniors. A volunteer is doing the research and compiling a list of possibilities. We will post these on our website and refresh the list regularly.

TEA AND CONVERSATION: This is also a program under development. Tea and Conversation will be an Zoom facilitated social group for seniors. We will discuss topics of interest to participants, have some fun, share some laughs. You have to make your own tea however.  We hope to have this up and running in December.

 

Friendly Visiting

The Friendly Visitor Program offers an hour each week of in person visiting to support seniors who are feeling isolated and lonely. One hour a week, although modest, can make a world of difference to an isolated senior. Having someone to talk to, having someone who will listen well, someone who might play a game, read to you, walk with you, put together a puzzle, and in general pay you some good attention can brighten your day.

The Friendly Visitor Program can also be done via telephone or a social media platform such as Zoom if this is preferred.

Books for Seniors is a partnership program between the Courtenay and Comox Libraries and CV Senior Support. Once each month a book bundle will be delivered to your door by a CV Senior Support Volunteer. A book bundle will contain items of your choice: print books, audio books, magazines, music CDs, video CDs. If you are interested in participating, please call our office: 250-871-5940

Hospital Visits

 

Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support Groups provide a once per month opportunity for caregivers to meet in a friendly, supportive environment where they can interact with, and receive from, and give support, to other caregivers. The caregiving journey is a complicated one that can be difficult, exhausting and sometimes not well understood by those who have not experienced it.  We run groups for both female and male caregivers. If you are interested in participating, please call our office: 250-871-5940

Bowling Program

The Bowling Program is part of the Caregiver Support Program. This weekly modified bowling program is for seniors who are being cared for by a family caregiver. While the individual is bowling, the caregiver has an opportunity to slip away for some free time. To participate, a prospective bowler must be capable of managing well enough to enjoy the experience and to be steady enough on their feet to be safe. There is a small fee associated with this program. We currently have room for more bowlers in this program.

Memory Support

Our Memory Support meets twice each month for two hours and is intended for seniors who are living with memory loss. The group focuses on conversation, information, support, and having fun. This group is currently not meeting but will recommence when able to do so.

 

Senior Information and Access Support program

Senior Information and Access Support helps seniors navigate systems of varying kinds. This can include dealing with the frustration of automated telephone answering systems, completing a web-based application, assisting with a paper-based application, and generally helping seniors access information as well as resources they may be eligible for. We can help with the completion of forms (e.g.: Income Tax, Federal Government Guaranteed Income Supplement, Fair Pharmacare, BC Housing forms such as SAFER or the Home Adaptations for Independence) that are needed in order to access services and program. We have helped with quite a range of applications - many of them online. Access to affordable, safe housing is a difficult and frustrating issue for many seniors. Although we are not a housing society, we will assist as much as we can by outlining options, making connections, referring to other agencies, and even assisting with a housing search. Do you have an issue or a problem you want to talk to someone about? Not sure if we can help? Call us and we will do what we can to help.

 

Transit Ambassador

The Transit Ambassador program helps seniors learn how to use the CV public transit system. Often simply understanding how to use the bus schedule is all a senior needs but we will also help a senior learn about the logistics of taking a bus.

 

Information and Referral

We have information about almost anything that may be relevant to a senior. Just ask. We may be able to help.

Our services and programs are offered free of charge - with the exception of the bowling program where a small fee is collected to cover costs. All of our services are confidential.


To contact us, please call: 250-871-5940 or email: admin@comoxvalleyseniorsupport.ca