Services for Metchosin Seniors

The Seniors’ Resource Centre (SRC) is the go-to centre for seniors information in Metchosin. We connect people with information, resources, and referral services, be it recreation, housing options, home help, navigating the health care system, caregiver support groups, legal resources, transportation, social support, emergency preparedness, and more. 

Staff and volunteers offer:

  • medical drives (Better at Home Program)
  • drives for groceries (Better at Home Program)
  • friendly visits (Better at Home Program)
  • peer listening
  • events
  • computer support 

Our goal is to keep Metchosin age-friendly for our seniors and their families.

Hours:

The SRC is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12-4pm.
Staff respond to drop-in, telephone and online requests for information and assistance from seniors and their families. 

Come in to meet with our coordinator, browse our resource information, and find out more about programs, services and events. We have computers for you to use to get online, free Wi-Fi, and helpful volunteers.  

Better at Home Program

Help is close to home – The Better at Home program assists older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities, by providing simple, non-medical home support services. This is a United Way program funded by the Government of British Columbia.

Volunteers, staff, and our board of directors provide:

  • Friendly one-on-one visits in person, by phone, email or video
  • Social & wellness events such as Friday Socials, annual flu clinic 
  • Drives to medical appointments such as doctor, eye, dental & pharmacy
  • Drives to shop for groceries

Transportation services are based on volunteer availability and are by donation.  Suggested donations are:

  • $10 within Metchosin
  • $20 Colwood-Langford-Sooke
  • $30 View Royal, Saanich, Victoria

Contact our office about becoming a Better at Home client, which requires filling out a short intake form and a home visit. There is no fee to join. 

Events

The SRC offers programs, events and projects on matters relating to seniors, such as:

  • social and cultural gatherings
  • health, wellness and outreach programs
  • education & information sessions
  • local and general interest speakers
  • intergenerational projects

See the calendar of events for what’s coming up.

Resource Information

The Centre assists seniors and their families to find the services they need for the day-to-day tasks that help older adults continue to live independently and remain connected to their communities. The Centre coordinator helps you determine which services will suit you best and connects you with businesses, community services and government agencies. Contact us if you need information on:

  • Adult day programs
  • Counselling
  • Financial Assistance
  • Health Services
  • Home Help
  • Housing
  • Legal Resources
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Safety and Security
  • Support Groups and Organizations
  • Transportation
  • Veterans Services

Tech Assistance

Our staff and volunteers offer in-person technical assistance for basic questions about home computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

Contact the centre to book an appointment. 
Suggested donation is $20/hour by phone or at the SRC; $30 for home visits.

We can also point you in the right direction for more complex technical issues by recommending service providers, technicians, training and online resources. 

Come in to meet with our coordinator and set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance. We also have a computer for you to use to get online, offer free Wi-Fi, and have helpful volunteers.