Phone calls to seniors is just one of the free services listed on the COVID-19 Seniors’ Help Card. (Metro Creative Graphics)

Are you a senior needing help during COVID-19? These Chilliwack volunteers are here for you

Picking up groceries and phone chats are just some of the services being offered at no charge

Several key service providers in Chilliwack have come together to create the COVID-19 Seniors’ Help Card.

It’s a card, available in digital and in printed form, chock-full of info geared directly at seniors.

Could you use a friendly phone call? The Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society and Senior Peer Counselling volunteers are ready to pick up the phone and chat. Need pre-paid groceries or medication picked up? Chilliwack Citizens For Change is there for you. Can’t do your own grocery shopping? Call up Chilliwack Community Services.

The services are being provided free-of-charge to seniors in Chilliwack during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a list of exactly what the agencies are offering:

Pre-ordered and pre-paid groceries or medication pick up

Chilliwack Citizens for Change will pick up your prescription or grocery order and deliver it to your house free of charge. Your order must be pre-paid. Call 778-244-8424.

A friendly phone call

The Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society (604-798-2023) and Senior Peer Counselling (604-793-7204) volunteers are offering seniors social, educational, caregiver, personal and/or group connections, via the phone or an online service.

Grocery shopping

Chilliwack Community Services will pick up groceries for you from a preselected grocery list and have them delivered to your home with no delivery fee. You will be provided a copy of the receipt at time of delivery and your credit card will be billed accordingly. Call 778-860-5499.

Additional resources:

• Chilliwack District Seniors Resource Society: www.cdsrs.ca

• Meals on Wheels: 604-793-7242

• Safe Seniors, Strong Communities: call 211, or www.bc211.ca

Click here to see the COVID-19 Seniors’ Help Card in digital form

The printed version of the COVID-19 Seniors’ Help Cards will be available at the Chilliwack Community Services office at 45938 Wellington Ave. next week. Call ahead to reserve your supply at 604-792-4267.

READ MORE: Chilliwack Community Cares program offers help during COVID-19 crisis

READ MORE: Chilliwack couple ‘amazed’ by the Community Cares initiative


 

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