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An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. ~ The World Health Organization

A decade ago, the World Health Organization announced the development of the Age-friendly Communities framework. 2016 marks a pivotal milestone in this global movement to create inclusive, welcoming communities for people of all ages.

So far, 287 worldwide communities are recognized as being “age-friendly” with Metchosin, proudly, one of 36 communities in B.C., with a Provincial Age-friendly Recognition Award.

The Metchosin Seniors Association (MSA) has aligned SIRC with this vision for Metchosin, and we will continue to role model “age-friendly” for many other communities, especially those in the Westshore, with an increased number of dedicated volunteers.

SIRC Support Volunteers are willing and able to provide anything from transportation for our seniors, to basic companionship, perhaps answering phone enquiries, or supporting any of our many programs or special projects offered throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are varied and the time commitment is designed to meet your needs and schedule.

We are looking for local Support Volunteers to lend time to SIRC’s members, board or programs.
Board volunteer
Driving to and from appointments
Committee volunteer
Fundraising volunteer
Grocery shopping
Library book pick up and return
Light housekeeping

Meal preparation
Phone calls
Program volunteer
SIRC info and resources
SIRC member services and programs

SIRC reception
SIRC special events

SIRC Service Providers are qualified and commendable professionals who can be recommended to SIRC users. Quality service providers conduct business in our local community and are able to communicate directly with, and deliver specific business services for a fee, to meet the special needs of our senior members.

We are looking for the following local Service Providers to deliver services to SIRC members.
Computer Repair
Family Support Worker
Financial Planner
Handy Person
House Cleaner
House Keeper
Massage Therapist
Personal Trainer
Personal Shopper
Professional O
Real Estate Professional
Respite Caregiver
YardCare Maintenance