Kamloops information centre provides assistance to seniors

Seniors in Kamloops and surrounding area can access wide variety of services and support

The Province has provided $100,000 in funding to the Centre for Seniors Information (CSI) BC Interior Society. The Centre—based in Kamloops—provides services to seniors in the City of Kamloops and surrounding communities, including Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton. The funding is to further improve access to community-based seniors’ services in Kamloops and area, to help seniors stay engaged, remain independent, and age in place.

The CSI has been supporting seniors in Kamloops since 1997. The society is working to ensure seniors remain active and connected to their community through services that ensure quality of life, dignity, and choice.

Among the services offered are a fraud awareness program; the HEROS Elder Abuse Awareness Program; a wide range of information and resource materials about community organizations and services, health and wellness, mental health, housing, and legal and government services; advocacy and mentoring; and peer counsellors, who help people with common problems such as finding affordable housing, coping with life changes, and emotional and social support.

The purpose of CSI is to connect all seniors with services and resources that can help them with issues or concerns associated with day-to-day living. Personal assistance is provided at its two storefront locations (at the Brock and Northills shopping centres); the CSI can also be contacted at info@csikamloops.ca, or by phone at the Northills Information Centre at (250) 554-4145.

Seniors, and those concerned about seniors, can visit the centres or call in with questions such as how to access home support services; where to get help with home repairs; problems understanding or dealing with government departments for pensions and income tax; or concerns about issues such as transportation, fraud, or elder abuse.

The funding will give the CSI the resources it needs to continue providing these advocacy, education, support, socialization, and outreach services to around 13,000 senior residents in Kamloops and the surrounding area. These programs and services are aimed at ensuring that seniors keep their independence for as long as possible.

For more information about the Centre for Seniors Information BC Interior Society, and the services they offer, go to https://www.csikamloops.ca/.



editorial@accjournal.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

$10,000 for Gold Rush Trails marketing video and Billie Bouchie Day celebrations

‘We were very impressed by the calibre of both projects’

First Responders hockey match a great night on and off the ice

‘My face was still hurting from smiling and laughing so much’

Ashcroft closer to getting two Level 2 EV charging stations

Town will be part of a network of charging stations in central and northern B.C.

Campaign aims to end the stigma that still surrounds dementia

Ashcroft resident speaks out about taking care of someone with dementia

One man dead after police-involved shooting near Lytton

Two other people in the residence were evacuated safely

Huawei exec’s extradition hearing begins in Canada

China’s foreign ministry complained the United States and Canada were violating Meng’s rights

Prince Harry: ‘Powerful media’ is why he’s stepping away

Prince Harry and Megan have stepped away from their royal commitments

After cashing in on QB gambles, Chiefs and 49ers to clash in Super Bowl

KC beats Tennessee, San Francisco dispatches Green Bay to reach NFL title game

How to beat Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year

Multiple factors can play a role in seasonal depression, says Fraser Health psychiatrist

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Victoria family focuses on ‘letting go, enjoying time together’ after dad gets dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

Some experts say this could be worse for forestry than the 2008 financial crisis

Most Read