The Arbutus Shaughnessy Kerrisdale Friendship Society is an Adult Day Program supporting isolated seniors and providing caregiver respite. During Covid-19 we have had to close the centre doors as we gather with seniors. This leaves our seniors and their caregivers very vulerable.
Staff are working from home to connect over the phone with our seniors, their caregivers and other community members that need assistance. Staff are making sure that all our seniors are feeling well, have food, home support and medication they need. They are having conversations to decrease the isolation these seniors already experiencing. The staff are providing resourses to our seniors and their caregivers. Many caregivers are becoming more stressed during this difficult time and we are responding the best we can to support everyone. Our staff are working closely with health units to ensure that seniors are able to maintain their health.