Our programs are available to residents who pay taxes to the R.M of St. Andrews, R.M of St. Clements or to the City of Selkirk. These community based programs are designed to assist older adults (65+) to maintain their independent living status.
Lifeline is an Emergency Response system that enables a subscriber to obtain assistance at the push of a button. The AutoAlert Help button provides an added level of protection by calling for help when it detects a fall. Lifeline provides security and peace of mind for both clients and their families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No long-term contracts, no hidden costs and no equipment purchases required.
To learn more about Selkirk Lifeline, click here.
MEALS ON WHEELS
The Meals on wheels program is a year round program designed to provide a hot nutritious evening meal to those who can no longer manage on their own. This program works in conjunction with the Selkirk Regional Health Center Dietary Department. The meals are delivered by volunteers from our community on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 4:30-6:00 excluding statutory holidays and incremental weather. This program is currently offered to residents of the City of Selkirk only and requires a 1 month (12 meal) minimum commitment. As of February 1st,2022 the cost of the meals are $7.00 per meal.
Transportation services are provided by volunteers who use their personal vehicles to take clients to and from their medical appointments and/ or assist clients with their personal errands. The drivers volunteer their time however there is a predetermined fee charge to the clients to cover the cost of fuel and ongoing automobile maintenance.
The Handi-Helper program is a year round program designed to provide fee-for-service work at reasonable rates. Handi-Helpers will assist with housekeeping tasks, Laundry, general home maintenance, grass cutting, snow removal and odd jobs. The workers in this program are interviewed, must provide a clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector check along with an adult abuse check every two years to the senior resource coordinators. The client pays all fees directly to the worker as determined by the office staff in conjunctions with the fee-for-service workers.
Older adults(65+) are matched with a friendly visitor volunteer who donates their time for regular visits to the senior. Visits may include sharing enjoyable activities such as playing board games, reading a news paper or magazine out loud, going for walks or rides, Coffee, participating in hobbies or simply discussing every day affairs.
E.R.I.K is an Emergency Response Information Kit developed by community advisory council, established in response to community concerns regarding the availability of adequate information in emergency situations. The kit ensures that users have a standardized package of health related information placed on their refrigerators making it handy to paramedics and other health care providers.
Once completed, the kit provides the necessary information for emergency personnel to respond quickly to emergency situations. E.R.I.K is available from Support Services at 326A Main St. We are asking that anyone taking a kit please make a donation to cover the expense of preparing and distributing more kits.
FORM ASSISTANCE & RESOURCE INFORMATION
Assistance is available to help with the completion of certain forms and provide referrals of other resources.