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Seniors receive $25,000 for supports

Funds support meals on wheels, housekeeping, social outreach programs
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Roxanne Chmelyk of the Fort St. John and Area Seniors Care Foundation (centre) with administrator Tracy Cholmodeley and NEBC construction superintendent Chris Willson of Canadian Natural.

Support programs for Fort St. John seniors received a $25,000 boost on Remembrance Day.

Roxanne Chmelyk of the Fort St. John and Area Seniors Care Foundation said the donation from CNRL is very important for the community.

She says the funds will allow the foundation to continue serving about 300 people through its meals on wheels and light housekeeping programs, and hundreds more through its social outreach, including musical gatherings and weekly bingo.

“We do look after the seniors that are low income and vulnerable and need to have extra help and care and nutrition,” Chmelyk said.

“When you deliver meals on wheels and housekeeping, it means somebody is coming to your door, someone from the community. It’s a voice, it’s a presentation, it’s communication. It keeps them involved with the community,” she said.

“Everything costs and all this will really go to do that. It’s very uplifting when you see the community come together.”

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