Current funding priorities

Join with Eldercare to improve care and quality of life for local seniors. 
Here are some of the most pressing needs right now:

  • A new bus for The Summit Adult Day Program – $120,000
    For pick up and drop off of seniors needing the support of The Summit Adult Day Program to maintain their independence.  The bus will also help support outings by residents at The Summit Long-term Care facility.  In total, the bus will help 150-200 local seniors each week.
  • Music therapy for Victoria’s long-term care residents – $50,000
    A vital support program that helps seniors struggling with life’s changes remember all they have accomplished in life, and those with dementia to access parts of their brain not yet affected by the disease, facilitating meaningful communication with those around them.  Gifts in this area will help more than 700 local seniors.
  • Dementia-care technology for Aberdeen residents – $22,000
    An OMI Interactive Projector uses games and puzzles projected onto table tops, walls, and floors to help lessen feelings of confusion, anxiety, and depression for seniors living with dementia.  This technology would help 85 seniors each month at Aberdeen.
  • Dedicated family visitation area at the Piercy Respite Hotel – $7,500
    One of the key benefits that the Piercy Respite Hotel provides to family caregivers is the chance to visit with their loved ones without needing to support their care, thereby giving a rare opportunity to reclaim their natural relationship as a spouse, or child, if only temporarily.  This amount is needed to create a new outdoor visiting space for families in the Piercy’s enclosed garden area, which will serve up to 50 families each month.
  • Resident-in-Need Fund – $5,000

    Eldercare is seeking $10,000 to enhance a special new fund that provides for urgent personal care needs faced by low-income seniors in long-term care, including clothes, hearing aids, dentures, reading glasses, and more.

To find out more, or to make a gift for a pressing item of need, contact Tom Arnold at 250-370-5664.

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