Your Gift Makes a Difference in the lives of seniors in our community
Every $100 you donate provides a hot meal to 10 seniors. Every $1000 dollars you donate provides a hot meal to 100 seniors, or groceries for a week for 20 seniors.
Many of our clients have no one in their life and no place to go. Since 1977, we have provided a place for them. A place where they can come and socialize with their peers, participate in activities, and enjoy a hot meal in a social setting.
With COVID-19 and the imposed isolation, that was no longer possible. They could no longer come to us. So, we called seniors and caregivers to find out what support they needed from us. Food and social isolation were at the top of the list. We immediately started a food delivery program – sending out hot meals once a week to 100 seniors. That has now more than doubled.
Thanks to generous donations, we have also been able to buy groceries and care packages for those in need, as well as arts & crafts packages for those wanting something to do other than watch TV – another request from them when we called. And we have had an overwhelming response to our Seniors’ Centre Without Walls, a telephone-based program that offers brief interactive telephone conference sessions where participants can socialize, learn new skills, and create new connections.
We are meeting a need in the community and we can’t do it without you. Please give generously and make a difference in the quality of life for our seniors.
Providing food and activities is one of the ways that we can help our seniors. Another major priority area include Caregiver Services. Family members often become caregivers amid a crisis and are ill prepared for their role. It can be taxing for them physically, psychologically and financially. Our objective is to build community connections, awareness of the many services available, and to create support networks. We do this through a combination of face-to-face group education sessions, and one-to-one meetings. The one-to-one support is offered conveniently either on the phone or in person.
Meal Delivery Program
Staff at EngAGE Community Services Society(formerly Seniors Come Share Society) pack up the meals for the weekly meal delivery. Meals are delivered by our wonderful volunteers.
Care Package Delivery
Thanks to funding from Oceana Parc and their residents, as well as others in the community, we have been able to buy groceries and staple items for seniors in our community.