Kitimat Senior Citizens Association (KSCA) and local RCMP deliver goody bags to senior residents of the Kitimat area for an easter pick-me-up.
The senior association usually hosts monthly events for its members like bingo nights or cookouts where seniors have the ability to socially interact with others in town, however, with provincial event restrictions in place, everything has been postponed until further notice.
Not letting the restrictions stop the spread of holiday cheer, the KSCA received a $500 grant enabling Seniors’ Programmer Amelia Pozsgay and RCMP’s Staff Sergeant Graham Morgan to go door to door and drop off goody bags to members of the KSCA.
“In the gift bags, there’s gift cards, sandwiches, bags, and cookies. It was something we planned on doing around Christmas but with the new restrictions put into place by [health authorities], we decided now was the best time,” said Pozasgay.
Usually, the KSCA is an outlet for the senior’s to receive important information about anything that’s happening inside or outside of Kitimat, but with the rise of COVID-19 cases, the KSCA has been reaching out to members and keeping them up to date.
“We call every so often and remind them they can always call us,” said Pozasgay. “They can come down for a coffee but we have to know ahead of time and usually the more vulnerable aren’t leaving their houses.”