Help Save White Rock/Surrey Senior Support Program
Seniors Support's funding has been cut by Fraser Health Authority as of September 30, 2009. The seniors in White Rock/Surrey will lose: -Outreach workers who are the 'life-line' to programs and benefits for isolated seniors -Congregate meals offered at 7 different sites providing inexpensive nutrition and social interaction -Information and referral to mitigate disabilities and navigate through government bureaucracy -Caregiver support, without which both the caregivers and those cared for become at risk -Volunteers, presently numbering 140, who provide vital social interaction and links to the community For 17 years, with no increase in government funding, we have provided these services through effective use of grants, donations, and volunteers. Without Fraser Health's core funding, we can't carry on all these vital community services. Your provincial MLA and city councillors should know the impact that such a loss of services will have. Seniors will lose their independence, acute care resources will become over-taxed and the effects will cascade through our communities. ALL OF THIS HELP FOR SENIORS WILL BE GONE. HELP US CONTINUE AND FULFILL OUR MISSION!