outreach

Outreach Programs

For information on program dates and times go to the program schedule in the Join Us section of the website.

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Reassurance for Seniors Volunteer Program

The Reassurance for Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a no charge community service providing daily contact to seniors living alone in the Saanich/Victoria Area.

Trained volunteers offer a friendly check-in phone call to ensure that the client is safe and well.

Call 250 382-3151 for more information.

Senior woman working on forms

Senior Mentoring

Who: Those who need help to complete forms, find information and find answers to questions about problems that are concerning seniors and their loved ones.

When: When you need help, call our centre at (250) 382-3151 and ask to be referred to a senior mentor. We will take all the necessary information and have a senior mentor be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Where: Our volunteer mentors can help you at our seniors’ centres, a convenient location, or if necessary they can go to your home.

What:
You have a form to fill out and it seems so complicated you just can’t deal with it?
You need to apply for help with transportation, or housing, or pensions, etc. and don’t know where to start.
You phone for information and end up on hold for 10 minutes after you have had to press 4 or 5 buttons and lose patience.
You are told to look up the information on the Internet but you don’t have a computer.
English is not your first language and you just don’t understand what they are asking for.
This program helps you with all the above problems and more.

Cost: There is no cost for this program. Funding is provided by the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund.

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On the Go Again

This program provides an opportunity for seniors to gather in a group setting for socialization and stimulation. The group features weekly themes with guest speakers and a social time to follow with beverages and a light snack. There is no cost for this program and volunteer drivers are provided where possible.

When: Once a week, 1½ hrs., ongoing.

Where: Fraser Tolmie Apartments

Contact Saanich Volunteer Services for more information 250-595-8008

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Memory PLUS

Memory P.L.U.S. (Practice, Laughter, Useful Strategies)

Who: This enjoyable program is for people interested in learning about tools and strategies to help with memory loss.

When: Once a week, 2 hours. Participants may join the program at any time as sessions are ongoing and run yearlong.

Where: 5 locations in Victoria, including 2 sessions at the Saanich Centre. To find a program time and location that best suits you please contact Toby Schnoor, Program Coordinator.

What: Socialize with others in a stimulating group with fun games and activities designed to maintain and enhance mental fitness.

We provide a safe place to explore some of the difficulties associated with memory loss and have fun doing it!

Laughter is the key ingredient, so don’t forget to bring your sense of humour with you.

Cost: $75.00 for 12 week sessions. Each session also includes tea/coffee and home-made snacks.

The Journey

The Journey

The Journey offers presentations by experts in their field on health, wellness and lifestyle topics as they relate to seniors. The program is run by Silver Threads Service at the Cook Street Village Activity Centre.

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Viewmont Gardens Community Group

A weekly program at Viewmont Gardens in Royal Oak for conversation, connection and socialization with refreshments included

When: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Where: Community Room 4450 Viewmont

Cost: Free

For more information call: 250 382-3151