Elder care consultation coming up

The Cowichan Elder Care Co-operative is ready to share its plan for connecting seniors with services and hear what the community has to say

  • Sep. 29, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Cowichan Elder Care Co-operative, a new initiative to help senior members access quality home care and remain connected to their communities, is ready to share its plan for connecting seniors with services and hear what the community has to say.

Community members are invited to a series of consultations, sponsored locally by Coastal Community Credit Union and Volunteer Cowichan, in which the plan will be shared and opportunities for input will be provided.

Last October, 150 seniors filled the hall of St. John’s Anglican Church and shared ideas about seniors’ needs for home support services to allow them to remain living where they are, and to access services that are safe, fairly-priced and reliable. These voices were heard, and now it’s time to speak out again, states a press release from the Cowichan Elder Care Co-operative.

Since that first community meeting, federal funding was secured, the Cowichan Elder Care Co-operative was legally incorporated, and a feasibility study was developed. These consultations are the next step to make sure that the needs of both seniors and care providers are met in the co-op’s plan, which will be presented Oct. 24 in Duncan.

A Ladysmith consultation will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Ladysmith Seniors Centre at 630 Second Ave.

Visit www.cecc.coop for more information.