About Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health, bc211 and the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Local organizations such as OneSky Community Resources, South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre and many more are working together in the region, helping in different ways while following physical distance guidelines.

The world has turned upside down; everyday routines are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are all learning to do things in different ways. The effort we are making to comply with Dr. Bonnie Henry has made a difference in keeping our communities safe from the virus, especially for those who are more vulnerable to the affects.

Times like these can bring out the best in humanity and the reminder of what is truly important. We are social beings, and it is natural to be connected with others. We may not be able to be together in the ways we are used, but together, we can make a new story by the way we respond during this difficult time. We have more volunteers than ever to help. We are a stronger community with benefit to all when we look out for each other.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Partners

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Free Service Available to Anyone Over 65

Call 2-1-1 or go to www.bc211.ca to receive services or to volunteer.

Services available:

  • Phone and/or virtual check-ins
  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Meal preparation and delivery
  • Prescription pick up and drop off

Volunteers are screened and assessed according to current Government of British Columbia guidelines.

Volunteers may also apply online with our partner agency, South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society.

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