First and foremost, I truly hope you, your family, friends, and employees are safe.
To say the least, COVID – 19 snuck up on us very quickly and let’s all hope and pray we can soon see the end. Not only are we concerned for our own well being, I am very concerned about the less fortunate and vulnerable. That said, the North Shore Community Foundation has launched an Emergency Response Fund with the hope to help those who need help the most.
Please see attached should you be interested in contributing.
As always, I thank you on behalf of the Foundation and please join me in “spreading” around my new motto, S3 meaning be Safe, be Smart and be Strong!
President of the North Shore Community Foundation
HOW CAN I HELP?
The Seniors' Activity Centre continues to offer to take out food service, daily, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Check for updates here.
Meals on Wheels continues to offer their services but do check for updates as they rely on local restaurants and volunteers. Updates here.
Shoppers Drug Mart is offering virtual doctor consultations to all Canadians. Visit their site for information.
BC has created a non-medical COVID-19 hotline. If you have questions about things such as social distancing, travel, supports available, etc,
(7:30 AM to 8:00 PM)
North Shore Emergency Management is coordinating the response across the North Shore.
Visit their site for updates.
Canadian Blood Services is responsible for the safety of the national blood supply system(excluding in Quebec). They are still accepting blood donations.
Visit their site for information.
Fresh St. Market has special shopping hours for seniors and vulnerable people, Wed & Fri, 7-8:00 AM.
Loblaw City Market is open 6-7:00 AM for seniors only.
Online food delivery services are offered from Doordash, Skip the Dishes, Foodora, Uber Eats, Zomato, and many of the local restaurants.
During this difficult time, social isolation means connections are more important than ever. We'll add "virtual connected" programs as we hear of them.
NVCL will still have access to online materials listed here: https://www.nvcl.ca/
Did you know?
Many grocery stores are offering early shopping hours for seniors only. Check with your local grocery store.
Many public places are offering virtual performances, tours, classes and more. Now is a great time to learn about a new hobby or skill.
If you want to do a COVID-19 self-assessment, here is an online tool, here.
The Federal Government has announced support for individuals and businesses.