Thunder Bay (City of). Recreation and Culture
Support Services Program

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  • Provides social support, safety, security and friendship for home-bound isolated seniors
  • Alleviates loneliness, social isolation and stress on family caregivers

Friendly Visiting Program
  • Provides one to one friendly visiting by trained volunteers who visit weekly to provide companionship and friendship

Telephone Assurance Program
  • Offers an ongoing telephone link for social contact and security reasons between a volunteer and a senior citizen
  • Volunteers call on a regular basis, either daily or weekly Monday to Friday

Walk A Bit Program
  • Provides a volunteer to accompany a senior for a walk on a weekly basis to get out of their home or apartment
Eligibility
Home-bound isolated seniors living in their own home/apartment
Volunteers
  • Must be 18 years of age and older
  • Must provide a successful criminal records check


Age Requirements: Ages: 55 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • Referrals from professionals, family, self
  • Seniors requesting service will receive an in-home assessment
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On October 10, 2019

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