There is a long-standing need to address and resolve senior’s issues on all the Islands. We encourage seniors to stay involved on the Islands and maintain contact with and advise local senior’s organizations.
Many of the SGIs seniors live on limited incomes and have been affected both by increased costs for health care, and decreased access to services, such as home support.
As part of our ongoing efforts to support this vulnerable population, a range of programs using local facilities have been designed to help keep seniors active, engaged, and connected to the health and social services they need as well as offer networking and social opportunities.
The CRC also works to increase access to government and other needed services off the Islands. New opportunities have also been added for participants to become involved in intergenerational programs to help tackle loneliness, isolation, and fear among seniors themselves and many of the Islands children.