Sunday morning volunteer drivers assist in getting seniors to church. Visits to the housebound, sending cards for support and/or bereavement and maintaining phone contact with individuals is also part of VAPC’s ministry.
Twice yearly, there is a weekday Afternoon Communion; these services provide worship and a wonderful opportunity for fellowship over refreshments afterwards. Many volunteers contribute to the success of these services including with food, rides, music, greeting and serving.
Alzheimer Coffee Break
For over a decade, VAPC has hosted a yearly Alzheimer Coffee Break with a speaker involved with Dementia/Alzheimer’s care. Donations from this event are given to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and NWT.
Side by Side - Caring for Those with Dementia
VAPC began its Side-By-Side program in 2015 as a service to those experiencing dementia and their families. Each Thursday from 9:45am until 2:00pm, volunteers from VAPC and the community would welcome participants to a day of social interaction, music, fun and laughter with a program companion at their side. Their caregivers received a few hours of respite.
However, after a two year closure of the program necessitated by the Covid pandemic, there is little apparent need for the service we are ready to provide.
Thus, Side by Side is currently taking a break to assess the future of the program. If regular involvement in this program or something similar would be of benefit to your family, please let us know by sending an e-mail to Side-by-Side