Seniors’ support expanding

North Surrey Seniors Come Share Society location to open in fall.

Elderly residents and caregivers in North Surrey will have easier access to a host of support programs, when Seniors Come Share Society opens a new location later this year.

The expansion, announced at the society’s annual general meeting earlier this month, will see a new site in the Guildford area for its popular day program, which will accommodate 21 seniors, according to Come Share’s executive director Sue McIntosh.

Not only will the new location mean less travel time for many Surrey seniors, McIntosh said it will help to alleviate the wait lists for the two current locations in South Surrey and Newton.

“For individuals in the north, they have to come down with HandyDart or have family drive them to one of the other programs,” McIntosh said. “This means more people will be able to get in the door and benefit from our programs.”

Come Share’s day program offers seniors therapeutic and recreational activities, as well as meals, health monitoring and the benefit of socializing with other seniors.

The society – now in its 38th year of operation – also provides information and referral services, a friendly visitor and community meals program, telephone tree volunteers to check up on elderly residents and a volunteer lawyer clinic.

McIntosh noted that over the past fiscal year, Come Share has connected with more than 51,000 seniors and their families in White Rock and Surrey.

The new North Surrey location is expected to open Oct. 1, and is currently undergoing renovations to meet the program’s needs, McIntosh said.

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