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.
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, audiobooks, magazines, music CDs, and videos. If you are interested in participating, please call our office: 250-871-5940.
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 to access services and programs.
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.
Caregiver Support Program
Caregiver Support Groups provide a once per month opportunity for caregivers to meet in a friendly, supportive environment where they can interact with, receive from, and give support, to other caregivers. The caregiving journey is complicated and 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Facilitates monthly fun social activities for people with dementia so caregivers can have a brief break.