The MFBCS Senior Support Program will contribute to the Lower Mainland residents in the following ways: by engaging seniors living in the city, by strengthening relationships between youth volunteers and seniors in the community, and by providing seniors with the equipment (wheelchairs, walking sticks) and resources (volunteers) necessary to commute to and from their important appointments.
MFBCS’ Senior Support Program (SSP) will be an ongoing program that partners senior clients with eager volunteers who will act as assistants for the length of the program. Volunteers will provide assistance in three main forms:
- Purchasing groceries for the seniors in their care
- Accompanying seniors to any medical appointments
- Accompanying seniors to activities once a week (these activities may include trips to the park, to the mosque, or to a community centre)
- In addition, MFBCS will also be providing wheelchairs and walking sticks to seniors for whom need is especially dire.