FRIENDLY VISITING AND TELEPHONE REASSURANCE

Friendly Visiting is a support service where a volunteer visits or calls an isolated or frail adult regularly on a one-to-one basis. It aims to provide the client with social support and contact with the community and ensure his or her well-being, health, and safety.

Eligibility

  • Isolated seniors 55 years and older
  • Those living alone who are at risk but choose to stay in the community
  • Those who need assistance in overcoming isolation due to functional limitations
  • Those without adequate social support
  • Those with emotional problems, such as depression, who are socially withdrawn from community activities
  • Those with physical or mental health issues who require assistance and regular monitoring and supervision
  • The service is available to eligible seniors residing in Greater Vancouver area.


Application

Referrals are welcome from medical professionals, social workers, family members, friends or clients themselves. Assessment will be conducted prior to service.


Call 778.223.7236, or email info@gccws.ca.

Open Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (except public holidays)




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