Peer Power: Seniors’ Peer to Peer Support Program

Peer Power: Seniors’ Peer to Peer Support Program

The Peer Power program offers local seniors the opportunity to increase their social connections with their peers. Trained Volunteer Mentors help enhance the well-being of other seniors by offering support, encouragement, and companionship.  The nature of the program is to create supportive relationships between peers who have similar life experiences or shared interests.

Who is it for?

Seniors over the age of 55 who are looking to increase their social contacts in a mutually respectful manner.

Where?

Visits will be done over the phone until health restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to have one-to-one visits.

When?

Weekly visits for 1 hour.

Program Cost

Free

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee: Volunteers on the Advisory Committee will provide advice and recommendations that will contribute to the overall success of Peer Power program. Committee members will be involved in the development of the program, volunteer training, and program evaluation.

Members must be willing to commit to bi-weekly/monthly meetings and training sessions.

Click HERE for the Advisory Committee Volunteer Application

Mentors

Mentors: Volunteer Peer Mentors provide peer support to seniors who have few social supports and are experiencing loneliness or unhappiness because of lack of day-to-day contact.  Visits will begin with phone calls and may include, going for coffee, walks, outings, and games once health restrictions are removed. Mentors may also provide resource information to connect individuals to community resources.

Volunteer Mentors must be willing to commit to an orientation workshop and additional training sessions as well as weekly visits.

Click HERE for the Mentor Volunteer Application

Participants

Peer Participant: Volunteer Participants are individuals who are experiencing loneliness or sadness due to lack of day-to-day contact with others. Participants must have an interest to engage with other seniors for conversation and companionship and be able to commit to 1 hour weekly visits.

Click HERE for the Peer Power Participant Intake Form

For more information please contact:

Denise Laurin

Manager of Senior Supports

denise(at)fsca.ca
403-309-5834

   

“Support healthy aging in a powerful way”

Contact Details

Main Office:

Family Services of Central Alberta

5409 - 50th Avenue

Red Deer, Alberta

T4N 4B7

Office Hours

Main Office:
8:30am – 4:30pm

Extended hours on Monday/Tuesday:
5:15pm – 8:00pm

Toll Free: 1-866-414-3722

Email us: fsca(at)fsca.ca

Park Plaza Intergenerational Centre

5214 - 47 Avenue, Red Deer

Visit by appointment only Phone: 403-967-0171

Parkland Mall Kinsmen Family Play Space

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:30am – 3:00pm

Parkland Mall:  4747 - 67th Street, Red Deer

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