Family Services of the North Shore is launching a new project in North Vancouver to support volunteers and service providers who work with seniors over the age of 75

Today, North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson visited Family Services North Shore to proudly announce federal funding of over $750,000 towards their new project in North Vancouver.

This project supports volunteers and service providers who work with seniors over the age of 75. More than $2.5 million in federal funding is being invested in these projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Training topics will include identifying and understanding social isolation issues among seniors, as well as how to connect seniors to local resources and services that meet their needs. The organization will also create a dedicated social media site to support knowledge sharing and volunteer engagement.

“The key to reducing social isolation among seniors is to create awareness of the issue and provide the proper training and education for volunteers and service providers. Our government is proud to support Family Services of the North Shore as they take on this challenge. By understanding how to reach those who are feeling lonely or isolated, and improving services for seniors, we could significantly improve the lives of Vancouver seniors.”

– Jonathan Wilkinson, MP

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