In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, the Abbotsford branch of the BC Association of Community Response Networks, Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging, Archway Community Services, and Save-On Foods Sumas were able to partner this week to connect with and deliver kits to 120 seniors in Abbotsford via volunteer and program deliveries. Jackie, Kitchen Manager at Sumas Save-on Foods, was instrumental in arranging the beautiful cupcakes, at no cost, for this delivery
These kits included:
- a purple cupcake,
- iris colouring activity to recognize the WEAAD flower,
- CRN themed word search,
- pencil crayons,
- CRN eraser, brochure,
- BC CRN pill case and elder abuse information, as well as;
a handout on what older adults can look for regarding signs of addiction in others in their lives, such as adult children, and where to go for more information.
The seniors receiving these kits access Meals on Wheels through Archway Community Services and/or various programming at Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging.