New West has a new programme so that friendly support calls can be made to older adults 60+ and persons with disabilities in New Westminster for social connection, information sharing, and basic wellness checks. It’s run by City staff but staffed by trained Century House Association volunteers.
Friendly Callers was set up as a support during the COVID-19 social isolation that included the closure of Century House.
Discussions are underway on whether it will continue post-isolation.
Century House staff can arrange for a staff person or qualified volunteer to call you as needed to:
- check your safety and health
- offer supports or resources
- socialize. (Call length may be limited).
Time of calls can be scheduled for individual convenience.
If you wish to register for this program, please call Century House at 604-519-1066.
A City of New Westminster staff person will take registration Monday – Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Support calls will start as soon as possible after registration.
If you know someone who might be interested but won’t see this online, please pass this information along.