Purpose and History
In 1990 a group of seniors and professionals identified the need for affordable counselling for seniors in the Comox Valley. Choosing ‘peer counselling’ as a viable way of offering emotional support to seniors, and using the curriculum developed by the Gerontology Association of Victoria (Honore France), the first group of peer counsellors was trained in September 1991 and service to seniors began soon after.
Valley Senior Support provides support to Comox Valley seniors who are experiencing isolation and loneliness, or who are feeling vulnerable due to challenging situations they face or endure. The majority of our programs and services are delivered by screened, trained volunteers – many of them seniors themselves.
- Friendly Visiting
- Caregiver Support
- Bowling Program
- Memory Support
- Senior Information and Access Support program
- Transit Ambassador
- Information and Referral
Board meetings are held monthly with the exception of July and August. The public is welcome to attend. Please call the office for details: 250 871 5940
COMOX VALLEY SENIOR SUPPORT SOCIETY
Closed Friday, weekends and holidays.