Senior Services provides a variety of programs for seniors to enrich their lives, including:
Better At Home
Transportation, Shopping, Visitor & Phone Support Program, Light Housekeeping.
Lunch with a Bunch, Income Tax Assistance, Meals on Wheels.
Bill Price, 92, and Marg McKeown, 95, enjoy the seniors programs offered by Mission Community Services Society. Bill will tell you the Meals on Wheels program food is great, and mac and cheese is his favourite. “The meals are a lot better than what I could make,” he said.
Marg echoes his sentiments, and speaks highly of MCSS Lunch With a Bunch, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitor and Seniors Go Shopping programs. “I think the programs for seniors at Mission Community Services are wonderful,” said Marg. “The girls who bring my meals are very nice. They are great with older people.”
Lunch with a Bunch serves up hot food and good times on the third Thursday of every month at Carrington House, and occasionally diners are joined by a guest speaker or live entertainment.
Meals on Wheels provides low-cost, hot, noon-time meals delivered by volunteers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday except on stat holidays. On Fridays, frozen meals are also available on order. Each meal consists of soup and crackers, entrée, salad and dessert.
Seniors Connection is a one-stop information and referral service for seniors or anyone interested in the well-being of seniors.
The centrer operates on the premise that seniors need information in order to maintain their independence and live life to the fullest. Volunteers are available to the public Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 and 1-4 p.m. Information is provided on matters of health, pensions, income tax, housing, transportation, social activities, ext. Referrals are given for trades people, seniors’ housing, legal services, podiatrists, and more.
Transportation to medical appointments are available to seniors. Screened volunteers provide transportation services from Mission to as far east as Chilliwack and as far west as Vancouver.