Looking out for seniors living in isolation

Writer is looking for eligible seniors in Ashcroft who need a Good Morning program.

Dear Editor

The Community Resource Society (CRS) is wondering if there is a need in the community for a “Good Morning” program here in Ashcroft. A Senior contact program, “Good Morning” is for seniors who are living alone and do not have a regular caregiver, friend or relative checking in on them on a daily basis.

To qualify for the Good Morning program, you would be a senior living on your own and have no regular caregiver. If you answer “yes” to the above statements, then the “Good Morning” program might be of benefit to you.

If this program were to be created due to need in Ashcroft, the senior would receive a brief and friendly telephone call to ensure the senior is okay. If there was no answer, the senior would be called back at least three times within the hour. If there were still no answer, one of the senior’s emergency contacts would be called. The calls would be made by volunteers who have taken the volunteer workshop and have agreed to confidentiality as to who is being called as well as any information they may learn about the senior.

Again, this letter is an attempt to find out if there is a need for this program. If you think you would benefit from participating in such a program, please phone Shirley Dobson at 453-9202 or Alice Watson at 453-9997. This would give us numbers that would indicate whether or not to continue with the planning for the “Good Morning” program.

We would appreciate a phone call if you would benefit from the program or know someone who would.

Alice Watson

Ashcroft

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