PWC Restart - where are we at now and how are we doing?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

The Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) Board, Staff and Volunteers are so excited about the announcements from the Province on Tuesday and are looking at our restart plan so we can get more happening for those of you in our community. Everyone has done so well through this very tough time. I am happy to say we here at PWC have managed to keep going but not as we did pre-COVID.

Early in the crisis, PWC made the decision to stop its social programming and focus on maintaining key services, which we did well and continue to do. PWC continues providing these services such as the Better at Home light housekeeping, Friendly Visitor/Caller, outreach, and Transportation. Additionally, PWC has added Grocery Shopping – a new service since the onset of COVID that will continue indefinitely.

What does the PWC restart look like?

When we talk about what restart means we are saying we will be restarting the things we had to stop (off and on) over the past year. This included the Adult Day Service, Monday Morning Coffee, Men’s and Ladies Coffee and Cards to name a few.

As we start our slow ‘restart’ process, a few things need to be considered such as space. The beautiful, cozy, little house on 5th St. does not have the space for gatherings larger than 6 people so we have again turned to the district who very generously has allowed the use of 4th street place. This venue has undergone a few changes and adaptations making it more usable. Thank you, District of Peachland Mayor, Council and staff for your ongoing support. We also will be adding to our staff with a new Program Coordinator. If interested, please submit your resume.

Due to the space constraints following is a summary of what we will be offering or changing in the foreseeable future. Attendance numbers will be limited so call ahead to confirm your attendance at any of the listed programs or services.

  • Adult Day Service – PWC currently pays to rent space at the 50+ Centre to house this extremely valuable and needed community service.

  • Bereavement Support Group – continuing in the PWC building Thursdays at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

  • Holiday Dinners – will be provided out of the PWC building for the next exciting July 1, 2021, Picnic Dinner, get your name on the list for this salad and sandwich meal.

  • Community Gardens of course are in the backyard and looking beautiful and ready for the Art and Garden show on June 12, 2021.

  • Computer Literacy – continues by appointment.

  • PWC Tablet Program is a new program funded by New Horizons for Seniors that will see seniors partnered with volunteers who will spend time teaching the use of tablets for connecting to loved ones and the community. Tablets will be supplied.

  • Income Tax continued this year and has just wrapped up for 2021.

  • Men’s Coffee and Cards – in the PWC building Tuesdays, starting June 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

  • Monday Ladies' Coffee (Social Support) to be held at 4th street place beginning June 7th at 1:00 PM.

  • Tai Chi for Wellness – Heritage Park Thursdays, 10:00 AM

  • Wellness Circle – going online in a Zoom format.

Events and Fundraisers in the planning stage includes the End of Summer Gala scheduled for September 25, 2021 at the Community Centre.

Pulling together and supporting people is what we do. We are in the office and here for you our regular hours of Monday to Friday from 9 to 3.

PWC is the go-to place for so many and for such a variety of needs and we grow and adapt to meet those needs as they arrive. The COVID-19 pandemic is just one more example of how PWC has met the needs of this community and how fortunate we are to have this type of organization in our small town. Your support to continue this organization and the programs and services it provides is greatly appreciated, from monthly donations of funds to run the operations to the many volunteers who offer themselves to help others. We are so lucky to have this. Thank you, Peachland!

Stay safe and well and contact PWC if you need anything.

Email wellnesscentre@shaw.ca or call 250-767-0141

Christina MacMaster,

Executive Coordinator

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