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Social Prescribing for Seniors

Delaying frailty, encouraging self-care management and reducing loss of independence.

Social Prescribing Program for Seniors

Community Connectors work in collaboration with health care professionals (General Practitioners) to identify older adults in the community who may benefit from non-clinical, community-based holistic care for a positive effect on their health and well-being.

The Social Prescribing program improves outcomes for seniors by offering more choice and control over their lives and improving a sense of belonging in the community. The program targets root causes of health inequalities and is an important facet of community-centered practice. The program’s mission is to delay frailty, encourage self-care management and reduce loss of independence.

The Social Prescribing Program is under the Fraser Health CARES project.

Who Qualifies?

Seniors in Abbotsford area, who may be:

  • Socially vulnerable
  • Emotionally vulnerable
  • Physically frail
  • Regularly attending the ER
  • Physically inactive
  • Experiencing overall poor health outcomes associated with social determinants of health, such as low income

Referrals are made by Health Professionals after evaluating the needs of clients that may benefit from the social prescribing program. Clients may be referred to non-clinical support services within Archway or elsewhere in the community, including:

  • Physical activity programs such as walking groups
  • Skills training
  • Nutrition/food programs, including Lunch With the Bunch or Meals on Wheels
  • Social programs and services, including coffee clubs and community centres
  • Mental health services
  • Medical transportation
  • Affordable housing and Better at Home programs
  • Caregiver programs, support groups, educations sessions, volunteering opportunities and more

For more information, contact the Seniors’ Community Connector, or complete the program referral form below.

 

Support For Seniors During COVID

Did You Know?

Archway has been providing services for seniors since 1969. 

Contact Info

Office Hours

8:30am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday

Address

Archway Community Services
2420 Montrose Ave
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

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