Member’s Statement: Seniors Resource Centre
Private Member’s Statement
Seniors Resource Centre
Mr. Speaker it’s Seniors Month and I am happy to speak about the Seniors Resource Centre of NL.
A non-profit, charitable organization administered by a Board of Directors, their core values of respect, choice, collaboration, growth and development guide them in all the fantastic work they do with seniors province wide.
The Centre supports the well being and independence of all older adults in the province through programs and they work to influence policies affecting seniors. Our province is one of the fastest aging in the country so we know how important the work they do is not only for the seniors of today but for all of us… even some of us here in this House.
The staff and volunteers at the Centre work in partnership with older adults, family members, volunteers, organizations, communities and all levels of government. They offer services like a Toll-free info and referral line, a Community Peer Advocate Program, Caregivers Out of Isolation, Mall Walkers, a Friendly Visiting Program, Seniors Speak Out on Elder Abuse, Bridging Cultures and more.
Friday evening the Centre is having a dinner and auction in St. John’s to fundraise for the fabulous work they do. I encourage folks to join us!