United Way of the Lower Mainland has recognized the Surrey-based South Asian Seniors Outreach Project run through DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society at the Scotiabank & United Way Community Spirit Awards.
The South Asian Seniors Outreach Project provides support to newcomer South Asian seniors in Surrey and the surrounding area. The program offers a safe and friendly way for local seniors to become connected through educational workshops and recreational programs, such as swimming and fitness.
“Seniors living well, that’s what we all want. But sadly, too many seniors in our neighbourhoods are isolated. When seniors are alone and disconnected, we all lose,” said Michael McKnight, President and CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland.
“The South Asian Seniors Outreach Project has allowed a group of South Asian seniors in Surrey to connect with their community in a very active and healthy way. This is the kind of powerful work United Way donors and community partners are making possible throughout the Lower Mainland. When we help others, our community is stronger,” said McKnight.
Last year, United Way touched the lives of 350,000 people across the Lower Mainland.