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Volunteer & YEP News Sara Lawton, Volunteer Services & YEP Coordinator

Deb Greenaway, Direct Volunteer Services Coordinator

Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 118 E-mail:

Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 106 E-mail:

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Friendly Visitors Share your time and make a difference! The benefits of a friendly visitor can be life-changing for seniors who are isolated. Research shows that simply playing a game or chatting about the news can reduce the feeling of isolation and increase the health and well-being of seniors. As a friendly visitor, you join a unique group of volunteers who reach out to elders in their homes, including Beacon Assisted Living or Dementia Care Housing. Your visits are a gift that makes a world of difference to someone who is alone. Contact Volunteer Services at to get involved.

Youth Employment Program News

YEP will be supporting many Christmas activities in December. Watch for them at Breakfast with Santa, the Aviation Museum and many Christmas events at SHOAL Centre. Plus, new this year, we will be marching with other Beacon programs in the Sparkles Parade on Sunday, December 2!

“Coffee’s On” Drop-in coffee morning for our Volunteer Drivers and Schedulers. Drop by the Lounge anytime between 10am and noon on Tuesday, December 4. Hope to see you there!

Better at Home Shopping Trips Mondays this month are: • • • •

December 3 – Tillicum Mall December 10 – Mayfair Mall December 17 – Uptown There will be no bus December 24 or 31

Meet at SHOAL at 11:45am. Please call SHOAL reception at 250-656-5537 to register in advance.

Volunteer News

Good Food Box Saanich Peninsula’s affordable produce box Quality, fresh, local, seasonal, organic and conventional produce available to all Saanich Peninsula residents for reasonable prices! Orders will be delivered to SHOAL on the last Wednesday of each month (home delivery may be available – call to inquire), and orders are due the Wednesday prior to delivery. Order in person or by phone at 250-656-5537. Deadline for December orders is December 12, for delivery December 19. For more information call SHOAL Centre, or pick up a flyer at reception.

Sidney Single Seniors 55+ YEP students were on hand at our Annual Christmas Craft Fair & Bake Sale to help wrap presents by donation.

Welcome New Volunteers Better at Home Grocery Shopping: Angela McConnell Jeneece Place: David Hooper SHOAL Assisted Living: Juhli Farrell SHOAL Reception: Deborah Dodge Thrift Shop Sidney 1: Elaine Barr, Marj Bryan, Theresa Conway, Marie Rott Thrift Shop Sidney 3: Sujata Tadeparti Thrift Shop Victoria 2: Linda Norman


Are you 55 or older and single? The Sidney Single Seniors 55+ might be the perfect fit. Annual membership is $20. Activities include monthly meetings (usually with a guest speaker), bowling, meals at local restaurants, morning walks, picnics, bus trips up Island, and more. Our annual Christmas Dinner will be at the Army & Navy in Sidney on December 11, and will be catered by Island Catering. There will be no other meeting during December. The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 16 at 2pm in Auditorium A, SHOAL Centre. For more information call Gillian Else at 250-656-3971 or Gail Smith at 250-893-9764.


TideLines December 2018

Profile for Beacon Community Services

TideLines - December 2018  

The newsletter for Beacon Community Services at SHOAL Centre

TideLines - December 2018  

The newsletter for Beacon Community Services at SHOAL Centre