SENIORS SOCIAL SUPPORTS

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Volunteers benefit from the relationships they build with the wonderful seniors they meet through our programs!

 

We provide:

  • Volunteer training

  • Personalized volunteer appreciation 

  • Awards for outstanding volunteer contributions 

Although all of our positions have slightly different requirements, it is necessary that all of our volunteers be 18 years or older, as we require all individuals to complete a Police Information Check.

Please hover over the corresponding Program Information box for client eligibility and referral requirements. To make a client referral, please call 403.266.6200.

Mobile visitors of this webpage may experience trouble viewing each program's description. Please visit our website on a computer or tablet to access full content. 

ESCORTED TRANSPORTATION

Volunteers provide low income, mobility challenged seniors with arm-in-arm rides to essential medical appointments. This program provides transportation for those who have no other options and are lacking social support.

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SHOPPING COMPANION

Seniors are matched with a volunteer who takes them shopping for groceries and other needed items every two weeks.  As well as offering critical transportation, the program provides important social and emotional support.

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FRIENDLY

VISITING

Seniors are matched with a Friendly Visiting volunteer who visits weekly.  This time spent together greatly reduces the senior’s isolation and creates a wonderful relationship that
is mutually beneficial.

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PET

ASSIST

Volunteers assist seniors with their pet care needs, enabling the pet and senior to stay together for as long as possible.  This might include weight management, exercise, monitoring medication and providing support during and after vet visits.

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PRACTICAL KINDNESS

This program mobilizes volunteers to provide seniors with urgent one-time assistance, such as compassionate rides to visit loved ones in hospital. Projects are short term and intended to provide practical, emotional and social support.

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PHONE

FRIENDS

Seniors are matched one on one with a volunteer who will phone regularly at an agreed upon time to provide a friendly voice, willing ear and peace of mind that someone will be checking in.

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CARING COMPANION

A Caregiver and Senior Care Recipient are matched with a volunteer who visits once a week for a minimum of 2 hours. The program has been developed to provide companionship to the Senior Care Recipient allowing the Caregiver to have a break.

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SENIORS CONNECTING SENIORS

Senior Connectors are a network of older adults representing various languages and cultures, helping seniors connect to services in your community. Senior Connectors are also available for presentations and community events.

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IGNITING NEIGHBOURS 

for Kind Communities

This program will inspire kindness and increase neighbourhood engagement right where seniors live.  This project, in collaboration with others, is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.  Watch for more info in the months ahead!

Exciting New Project! 
CONTACT
ADDRESS

Tel: 403.266.6200

3639 26th St NE

Calgary AB T1Y 5E1

 

info@calgaryseniors.org

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© 2020 by Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

*Calgary Seniors expects to raise $666,00 in 2020, at a cost of $139,000.