Social Prescribing Program for Seniors
Parkgate Services Society is one of 19 organizations in BC funded by the Government of BC managed by the United Way to provide a Social Prescribing program for seniors. Chronic conditions can be exacerbated by the loneliness experienced by patients. A Social Prescribing program aims to reduce primary care visits and health care spending by addressing social determinants of health and enhancing the social connections of isolated seniors at risk of frailty. Through one-on-one support with Parkgate Services Society Community Connector, seniors are supported to overcome barriers and access meaningful activities, services, and programs for as long as possible in their community.