Seniors

Programs for Seniors

“Reaching Out” Project

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society worked in collaboration with the Nelson & District Seniors Coordinating Society, the Nelson CARES Society and the Nelson Age-Friendly Community Initiative, on a seniors-focused research and outreach project “Reaching Out”. With funding from the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute, the Nelson CARES Society and the Age-Friendly Community Initiative hired a Student Intern from Selkirk College to locate and interview isolated rural seniors in rural communities surrounding Nelson and Kaslo. The purpose of the project was to identify seniors’ service and resource needs, and to connect these seniors to organizations that could help them meet their needs. The final report for the project was released September 2014. The Reaching Out project has benefited both seniors and the organizations that provide services to them.

Kaslo Age Friendly Community Project

Funded by a UBCM Age–friendly Community Grant, in partnership with North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society (NKLCSS) and the Kaslo & District Senior Citizens Association, the Village of Kaslo embarked in 2013 on a project to: increase the level, quality and array of services available to seniors to support a healthy, happy aging process in Kaslo and Area D. The final report is available below in PDF format.