Support for Seniors
The Provincial Government has expanded the BC 2-1-1 call line and website to help connect seniors needing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic with volunteers willing to provide help.
If you are a senior needing help, or you can volunteer to help seniors in the community you can:
- call the helpline at 2-1-1; or
- visit http://bc211.ca
The helpline will manage calls and match up volunteers with seniors in their community for assistance with activities such as:
- Preparing meals;
- Buying groceries;
- Delivering medications;
- Virtual visits.
BC 2-1-1 is a robust system connected with more than 8,000 agencies and conduits throughout the province who are able to assist seniors with a wide variety of service needs. If you need assistance with anything, please reach out to 2-1-1. The helpline takes calls 7 days/week and is offering this extended service to help keep seniors safe.