Seniors helped

Students in Ladysmith are helping seniors and gaining valuable experience

Students in Ladysmith are helping seniors and gaining valuable experience through a program offered by the Ladysmith Resource Centre.

Offered to youth between the ages of 14 and 18, Students Helping Seniors brings the enthusiasm and energy of young people into the homes of seniors needing help with things like yard work, house cleaning, pet care, shopping, assistance with electronics and a range of other tasks.

People over the age of 55 needing assistance can apply through the program, and request help suited to their needs. The program coordinator can also approve services for people younger than 55, who need assistance due to disability or physical ailment.

Seniors must meet with the coordinator for an overview of the program before students are assigned. The students do not need prior volunteer or work experience to qualify.

For more information contact Tianna Perry at the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association, 250-245-3079 or studentshelpingseniors@lrca.ca.