Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides social support, safety, security and friendship for home-bound isolated seniors 
  • Alleviates loneliness, social isolation and stress on family caregivers
 
Friendly Visiting Program 
  • Provides one to one friendly visiting by trained volunteers who visit weekly to provide companionship and friendship
 
Telephone Assurance Program 
  • Offers an ongoing telephone link for social contact and security reasons between a volunteer and a senior citizen 
  • Volunteers call on a regular basis, either daily or weekly Monday to Friday
 
Walk A Bit Program 
  • Provides a volunteer to accompany a senior for a walk on a weekly basis to get out of their home or apartment
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
 
Home-bound isolated seniors living in their own home/apartment
 
Volunteers 
  • Must be 18 yrs of age and over 
  • Must provide a successful criminal records check
Application
  • Referrals from professionals, family, self 
  • Seniors requesting service will receive an in-home assessment
Languages English ; Services are provided in the language of choice for the clients if volunteers are available
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-684-3471
Website www.thunderbay.ca/Living/Older_Adults/Support_Services_Programs.htm
Primary Contact Twyla Biluk, Coordinator Support Services; Phone: 807-684-3471; Email: tbiluk@thunderbay.ca
Alternate Contact Suzanne Sabaz, Support Services Assistant; Phone: 807-684-3276; Email: ssabaz@thunderbay.ca
Site Location 55 Plus Centre
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
700 River St
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 3S6
 
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Intersection River St and Rockwood Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town - City of Thunder Bay ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care