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New daily resident check-in program launches

April 6, 2020

Okotoks Community Wellness is launching a daily check-in program to support the community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 
Residents can sign up to receive a daily call, email or a text from one of the Town’s existing volunteers, who have been screened and undergone a police security check. 

"This program is meant to be a daily social check-in program with a caring volunteer,” said Okotoks Community Wellness Manager, Debbie Posey. “If residents are feeling like they’d like to hear a friendly voice for a quick, casual chat on how their day is going, then this is a great option.”

This program is meant to provide residents of all ages with social interaction that helps check that basic needs are being met. This is a check-in program and does not replace other mental health therapies and supports. 

Anyone who is interested can sign up online at Okotoks.ca/COVIDSocialSupport or by contacting the Volunteer Resource Centre at 403.938.8936. These five to 10 minute conversations can be requested in a time frame that works best for residents—morning, afternoon or evening.

“Supporting our community and taking a people-centered approach is a major priority during these challenging times, and we are pleased to be able to offer this additional important service,” said Posey.
 

For more information:
Debbie Posey
Community Wellness
Town of Okotoks
403-938-8935