Seine River Services for Seniors is continuing efforts to support people with being able to live in their home as long as possible.
Resource coordinator Mélanie Brémaud says there are many aspects to consider.
“We want to make sure that people know that for being able to stay at home, healthy and independently, there’s also a social aspect to it. You can always call the resource coordinator and find some programs that are around. There's a lot of stuff that's always happening, more in Steinbach.”
Brémaud does not want transportation to be a barrier that prevents seniors from getting to social programs.
She says seniors can always call her office if they need transportation and they will connect with volunteer drivers.
They do need more people to help with transportation. Contact Seine River Services for Seniors to sign up as a volunteer.
While there are a lot of senior's programs in Steinbach, Brémaud encourages people to check out the local clubs in the smaller communities.
“Ste. Anne has the Club Jovial, and La Broquerie has the Centre de l’Amitié and Richer has the Young at Hearts Club. So, there's still a big active community. We just want to make sure that we can reach the ones that are isolated or lonely.”
For more information on services that are offered to older adults in the RM of La Broquerie as well as the RM and Town of Ste. Anne, contact Mélanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 204-424-5285.
“Our role is to support 55-plus individuals, also caregivers for anything that they would need to be able to live at home independently,” she says.
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