SHOAL | Senior Wellness Programs

SHOAL | Senior Wellness Programs

Promoting Well-Being in Aging

Building Your Network

SHOAL’s Senior Wellness Programs stand by you during challenging times, providing personalized mental health support, peer 1-1 assistance and community help for caregivers and those facing grief. At SHOAL Centre, we provide a range of programs and services designed to assist seniors in navigating potentially difficult phases of life.

Seniors Peer 1 to 1 Support Program

If you or someone you know, age 55 or older, is facing challenges like life transitions, health changes, loneliness or a lack of community connection, our Seniors Peer Support program is here to help. A trained volunteer, also age 55+, offers confidential, no-cost, one-on-one support one hour per week either in your home or in the community.

How We Help
  • checkmark icon Empathetic listening
  • checkmark icon Coping skills assistance
  • checkmark icon Goal setting
  • checkmark icon Connection to community resources

Mental Wellness Support Group

For individuals 65 years old and above who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or are experiencing isolation, our support group provides activity-based sessions emphasizing social connections, peer support, and healthy living. Upon joining, a facilitator will follow up for an interview—rest assured, confidentiality is maintained through phone or in-person discussions.

Family & Friends Caregiver Support Program

Our Family & Friends Caregiver Support Program offer valuable coping strategies, ideas, resources and support while caring for loved ones with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Caregiving is an important job that so many rely on, but it can be stressful, exhausting and isolating. You are not alone.

The program is designed to enhance your well-being and empower you to succeed in your caregiving responsibilities. Funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way British Columbia in partnership with Family Caregivers of BC, we’re here to support you on your caregiving journey.

Additional Resources

For more information on all of Beacon’s Senior Wellness programs, check out our recent issue of Tidelines.

Beacon clients have also found support with valuable community organizations like Family Caregivers of BC, Alzheimer Society and Island Health.

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