A weekly feature for Lumby, Cherryville, and area seniors. For more information about any of the following please contact Colleen or Jenny at (250) 547-8866 Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Office (250) 547-8866, Saddle Mountain Drop In (778) 930-0509. Funding support provided by Interior Health, the Province of British Columbia (Community Gaming), United Way Southern Interior and United Way Lower Mainland.
For many, the pandemic has created a lot of obstacles; the aging population has been faced with a multitude of burdens over these trying months. It is no secret that older adults are at a heightened risk and the messages have been loud and clear: “Stay home, avoid groups and crowds”. While great advice, these recommendations fail to address the struggles that low to moderate income seniors face on a daily basis, such as food security. Being able to access groceries, consume healthy, affordable meals AND ensure adequate nutrition is a pretty tall order! Most elderly are on a fixed income and cannot afford to stock pile supplies, access transportation or risk going into bustling stores.
In our community and surrounding areas, several organizations have recognized these challenges and have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our golden age residents.
Cherryville has recently launched pre-made food for their local seniors’; featuring balanced, nutritious meals at a low price. Please call Lynne Frerichs at 250-547-6540 for information on this exciting new program.
The Monashee 50+ Club has also just introduced ‘Lovin’ From The Oven’, an affordable meal service for Lumby seniors. For more details, call Vivian at 250-547-9311 or Lauren at 250-547-2593.
Whitevalley Community Resource Centre continues to provide meals, transportation, senior supports and referrals for all aging adults and caregivers. Please call Jenny at 250-547-8866 for further assistance.
Each of these great options offer safe, social distancing – pick-up or delivery – of hot & ready entrees and freezer meals, at no extra cost.