Loneliness is a problem experienced by many seniors across Canada.
Isolation can be bad for your health; some experts say as detrimental as alcoholism, smoking or over-eating. High degrees of loneliness can precipitate Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
Chatting to Wellness offers a solution. The Canada wide, free service, provides phone chats to seniors anywhere. Since 2017, their mission has been to combat senior isolation through telephone companionship, delivered by trained volunteers that are passionate about supporting quality mental health services to the aging. Connecting with this program enables senior citizens to speak their mind, make a friend and give back by being socially engaged. There are also on-line options for communications available.
Chatting to Wellness phone chats are offered every weekday in the afternoons and evenings. Any senior wanting to try this complimentary service needs to simply call this toll free number 1-437-702-2025 to register or go on line to www.chattingtowellness.ca
A weekly feature for Lumby, Cherryville, and area seniors. For more information about any of the following please contact Lauralee or Jenny at (250) 547-8866 Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Office (250) 547-8866. Funding support provided by Interior Health, the Province of British Columbia (Community Gaming), United Way Southern Interior and United Way Lower Mainland.