A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

Help Kelowna Seniors This Christmas!

Kelowna, British Columbia

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Help us help seniors this Christmas season and in the year ahead! Some seniors are struggling to keep the rent paid and food on the table. Others are choosing between prescribed medication and food, Some reduce medication because they cannot afford the required amount. With high rental costs, even a seemingly small problem can propel a typical senior on a downward spiral. We recently helped 'John' find secure housing, as he was staying in a corner of a basement that he needed to move from. Even though we were able to help him find affordable housing in a lovely new unit, he had nothing to make it a home. Whatever money he had was spent on good used furniture, and a damage deposit, which left him with no food and no basic supplies, like dishes, linens, cutlery, pots, dish cloths, soap, etc. Because of donations, we were able to help him get some basic supplies from community thrift and dollar stores, to help get him settled in his new home. We helped him with basic food supplies so he would have more to eat than the 7up in his fridge. That is all the help he wanted, just to get through the month, due to the extra costs of moving, and he is confident that he will be fine on his own after that. We see many seniors throughout the year in similar crisis situations, and ask you to generously donate so we can make Christmas merry for local seniors, and so we can continue to help them in the coming year. The Give65 Foundation of Canada will provide matching funds, to maximize the value of your gift.

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