Soroptimists help seniors group

The Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society thanks Soroptimist International of Courtenay for their assistance with the purchase of our new computer and state-of-the-art software.

COLLEEN MALEK (right) of the Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society thanks Enid Farmar of Soroptimist International of Courtenay.

COLLEEN MALEK (right) of the Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society thanks Enid Farmar of Soroptimist International of Courtenay.

The Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society thanks Soroptimist International of Courtenay for their assistance with the purchase of our new computer and state-of-the-art software.

“We are in a period of rapid growth, and a computer is an essential tool to manage our programs and

communicate with the community,” the society says in a news release.

In addition to being able to commence creating new program brochures describing the seven different programs that volunteers offer to seniors aged 55 and older in the Comox Valley, the society says it can now also redesign its volunteer application forms and volunteer training packages.

As more seniors are moving to the area to be cared for by family or access assisted living from more remote areas, the society says it finds its programs need to expand.

“As a non-profit society, we can only do this with the support and generosity of groups such as Soroptimist.

Soroptimist International of Courtenay is a service club working to improve the lives of women and girls both locally and around the world.

“The donation to this society provides some infrastructure that will directly support and benefit elder  women in the Comox Valley and, by ripple effect, their family and friends.

“As we expand, we find we have increased need and opportunities for volunteers in a variety of different areas, such as our client visiting and our outings programs, among others.”

If you have an hour or two to spare each week and an interest in working with seniors, contact program co-ordinator Susan  Armstrong at 250‐890­‐0099. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

— Comox  Valley  Senior  Peer  Counselling  Society

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