Seniors Wellness at OneSky

Older adult at OneSky front desk laughing

OneSky provides a variety of services to support seniors in being independent, informed and socially connected in community. We work in partnership with Aging Well Penticton to deliver programs and connect seniors with services.

Our Programs

Senior Services volunteer sits with older adult participant

Better At Home

Providing non-medical support to ehance independence.

Caregiver Support group sitting in a circle singing

Caregivers Support

Improving the lives of people who care for seniors.

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Out & About

A safe and fun way to socialize and build friendships.

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Cycling Without Age

Social connections, fresh air and nature through volunteer piloted trishaw rides.

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Volunteer

Volunteers are a crucial part of Seniors Wellness at OneSky. Our volunteers are part of a community initiative to increase quality of life by building community capacity and helping to reduce isolation and vulnerability for seniors in Penticton.

With flexible schedules and time commitments to suit your needs, there are many ways to be involved in your community.

Ways you can help include:

Providing transportation to and from appointments and group outings. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed for mileage costs and parking expenses (with receipts).

Picking up and delivering groceries and other items. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed for mileage costs.

Simple yard work tasks to assist with the maintenance of outdoor areas. Examples include: mowing a lawn, weeding, trimming grass, cleaning flower beds, raking leaves, pruning or snow removal.

Become a CWA pilot or Team Captain and provide bike rides with specially equipped trishaws.

The greatest gift you can give a person is your time. Visits can be by phone or in person.

Assisting with simple home repairs to assist with the maintenance of a senior’s home. Examples include: changing lightbulbs, fixing leaky taps, unclogging drains, covering/uncovering air conditioner units, etc.

Help our Seniors Wellness Team in the office with the monthly mail out of the Senior Connector newsletter, phone calls and other administrative tasks.

Helping seniors understand technology and their devices.

Opportunities to assist Seniors Wellness staff with the Caregiver Support program and/or the Out & About program activities.

How to Apply

We accept volunteer applications on an ongoing basis. Our application process includes an interview, reference checks, criminal record check and an orientation.

History of Seniors Wellness at OneSky

After a decade-long partnership, the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (SOSWS) and OneSky Community Resources’ Seniors Services program merged in April, 2024 to join efforts in providing services to seniors in a coordinated way. Having been co-located at 330 Ellis Street in Penticton, the merger was a natural progression of the successful partnership that the two organizations created.

Established in the 1960s by a group of women who had a vision to create a place for seniors to meet their social and recreational needs the SOSWS built an award-winning retirement centre complex in 1974. Designed to let seniors age in place and be part of a community, the centre had everything from subsidized housing to a nursing home with meals and recreation opportunities.

While the recreation space eventually closed as health care models changed, the society continued to serve seniors by running a volunteer friendly-visitor program and other outreach services. In 2013, they partnered with OneSky to expand their services to help seniors continue to live in their homes and connect others who were isolated.

The merge between the two organizations honors the legacy of the SOSWS and their vision of supporting seniors in the community. As such, OneSky has renamed our seniors services program as Seniors Wellness at OneSky to acknowledge the Society’s numerous contributions.

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