Monthly archive for June 2017

When Giving Back isn’t a Challenge: help Volunteer Wheels win $10,000

For most of us, getting to and from medical appointments is not an issue: we drive ourselves, arrange for a friend or family member to take us, take public transit, hire a taxi or walk. However, these options are often not that simple for seniors. To address this, Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES) launched its Volunteer Wheels Program in 2009. Carried out by volunteers, White Rock/South Surrey seniors have an affordable, accessible and reliable means to get to their healthcare appointments – anywhere in the Lower Mainland.

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Shop with a Social Purpose: New Partners support White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank

“The Rotary Save-On-Foods gift card program was introduced in June of 2016 to raise funds for our local Food Bank. As a result of the incredible support of our community, more than $64,000 has been raised for the purchase of nutritious food for people in need. We are committed to continue this program with the generous support of Save-On-Foods and our new Food Bank Partners,” said John Block, founder of The Block Charitable Foundation.

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Remembering Rose

Rose, a long-time resident of Sources Stayte House, lost her battle to cancer and passed away at Peace Arch Hospital surrounded by family on June 4, 2017. She is very much missed by her Sources family – her roommates as well as the hundreds of Sources staff and clients that she connected with and left lasting impressions on. We will forever keep Rose in our hearts. Read More…

Sources Concierge: Not All Angels Have Wings

Imagine this: waking up one day, and being unable to carry out everyday tasks such as cleaning your home, taking out the garbage, and even preparing your own meals. Now imagine this: this is the reality for more than half of Canada’s senior population due to a higher prevalence of long-term conditions and/or health problems (source). Or maybe you don’t even have to imagine this – this is just something you encounter (regardless of age and/or health) due to loaded schedules, deadlines that need to be met, or just the circumstances life hands your way.

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