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. Volunteers from VAPC and the community run this program each Thursday from 9:45am until 2:00pm. Click here for Schedule
Those living with dementia enjoy a day of social interaction, fun, music and laughter with a program companion at their side. Their caregivers receive a few hours of respite.