Seniors’ Services

Senior Office

Please stop by to see Shirley, Seniors Office Coordinator. Shirley can be reached at 250-245-3079 or email her directly.

Senior Peer Counselling

Volunteer senior peer counsellors will provide services to seniors experiencing difficulties in the areas of:

  • Relationships
  • Loneliness
  • Stress
  • Life-Style changes
  • Aging
  • Relocation

All information is confidential and there is no charge for the service.

49th Parallel Phoners

Volunteers take grocery orders over the phone once a week every Wednesday for seniors and shut-in’s. The volunteers can take the time for a little chat, and the volunteers are comfortable to select foods for the seniors. The volunteer takes the list and selects the items ordered. The Store delivers the items and collects the money owing.

Seniors Coffee Drop-In

The Seniors Coffee Drop-in is a program for Seniors to gather for tea, coffee and snacks, build relationships and have access to community resources.  It is staffed by a coordinator and community volunteers.  The program runs Monday and Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the kitchen of the Early Years Wing at the LRCA.  This free program is designed to promote wellness in seniors through increasing social participation and inclusion while offering connections to volunteer opportunities for those looking to share their knowledge and skills within their community.

A Grand Opening is scheduled for Monday, July 18th where the program will be celebrated and there will be a cake to thank our funder, the New Horizons Seniors Program, a project of the Government of Canada.

For more information, call Shirley at 250.245.3079 or email her directly at shirley@lrca.ca.

This program is generously funded by the Government of Canada: New Horizons Program.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Year-round income tax assistance, providing problem solving, acting as the Senior’s representative (e.g. Fairness Legislation), previous years returns (e.g. 1989 forward), tax credits, disability applications, and tips on how to save tax money. For more information, please call us at 250-245-3079.

Seniors’ Showcase – Information Sessions

The Seniors Information Sessions is taking a break for the summer.  While the sessions themselves are on break, staff are planning the upcoming topics to be resumed in the fall.

Topics range from those requested by the seniors themselves, requested by government or agencies or because of a “need” to know. This program is generously funded by Island Savings Endowment Fund.

For more information, please call Kate at 250.245.3079 or email her directly here, kate@lrca.ca.