Community Wellness Programs
This program is supported by the ongoing partnership of Salt Spring Island Community Services, Lady Minto Hospital, GISRA (Gulf Islands Seniors Residence Association/ Meadowbrook), and Salt Spring Seniors’ Services Society.
121 Atkins Road
Salt Spring Island
The Wellness office is housed at Meadowbrook Seniors Residence, an assisted living housing project for seniors, which is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator.
Access to Service
The Wellness Programs Coordinator can be reached by phone (250) 537-4607 or in person. Services can be accessed by community, community and health agencies, and personal or self-referral.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Carefully selected friendly volunteers who visit weekly with seniors in their homes or on an excursion to offer companionship and brighten the day.
Visits are individual, confidential and free.
The Peer Connection
Trained seniors who help support and encourage other seniors who may be going through a ‘rough patch’ in their lives. Meetings are held weekly, for about an hour, in the senior’s home, or elsewhere if appropriate.
Visits are confidential, individual and free.
Caring volunteers provide regular phone contact to seniors who need more social contact, or are alone or lonely. This program is not for medical concerns.
This is a newly developing service.
Brochures are available describing the above programs by clicking on the above links.
Please call (250) 537-4607 for more information.
We are always looking for more volunteers for Friendly Visitors and Voices. Please call the Coordinator (250) 537-4607 for more information.
Van Excursions for Seniors
Monthly on and off-island excursions in a van holding 6 senior participants are offered, with day-trips to various southern Vancouver Island locations.
Please call 537-4607 for more details.
Wellness Speakers and Health Forums
These (free) meetings include a wide variety of speakers promoting all aspects of seniors’ health and well-being.
The Arthritis Self- Management Program (6 weekly sessions) is also coordinated by the Wellness Programs Coordinator at a minimal cost to participants.
Please call (250) 537-4607 for more details.
Support Group Development
As requested or needed for emerging community networks
Information and consultations re: health resources for seniors on Salt Spring Island
Volunteer and Resident support
- Mammography Program - Volunteer Coordination