Seniors Helping Seniors
The program is a combined effort between Valley View Villa and the Pictou County Council of Seniors. Together we provide community outreach programs for seniors who live in their own home and require assistance.
Location: Valley View Villa
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Mary MacLellan, Outreach Co-Ordinator
Phone: 752-8400 (please leave a voicemail if after hours)
Volunteers are on hand to answer your questions or assist with your inquiries. We have resources and information available on many services. Some of the services available are low cost transportation, in home support, handyman, income tax, etc.
For added safety and security we can install the Life Line System. This is an in-home emergency response system connected to your telephone. A push of a portable help button will activate the system to bring assistance to you in minutes. For more information on the Life Line please contact us.
Books are available for loan through the Outreach; many being in large print. We also have a selection of recourse material and pamphlets on many topics.
- We have a “Telecare” program. This program provides a friendly ” Hello” from a volunteer on a regular basis so friendships are established.
- We have an “Equipment Loan Program”, where we provide such items as beds, wheel chairs, canes or walkers to people in need of for short term.
- “In the News” is our weekly article in “The News”. The article covers a variety of topics. If you have an idea you would like to see, let us know.
- Canteen Service is available during manned hours. It consists of pop, chips, bars, gum, cough drops, stamps, and candy.