Each month, broken hearing aids, dead batteries, empty PolyGrip tubes, and lost glasses – seemingly simple issues for most of us – become major life events for some of Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable residents.
Long-term care costs up to 80% of a senior’s after tax income, but DOES NOT INCLUDE vital items like clothes, medications, dentures, hearing aids, glasses, outside health visits, personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, razors, etc.), wheelchairs, entertainment, and more. For those seniors who have only their pension, Old Age Security, and Guaranteed Income Supplement payments for income, they often can’t afford the things they need – particularly with recent price hikes and supply chain disruptions.
Your donation will help build a Resident-in-Need Fund – a special pool of funds that can buy urgently needed personal care items for long-term care residents in crisis. Please give today to help local seniors!