About South Interlake Seniors Resource (SISRC)
Learn more about our organisation’s purpose, board, and history.
The purpose of the South Interlake Seniors Resource Council (SISRC) is to assist senior and disabled persons who reside in Stonewall and parts of the rural municipalities of Rosser, Rockwood and Woodlands to continue living independently and with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible. Assistance is provided by putting together a cadre of well trained, willing and cheerful volunteers to assist those requiring either transportation, home visits, house cleaning, short term mobility equipment loans, access to Lifeline program, and/or resource information.
The South Interlake Seniors Resource Council is governed by a volunteer board made up of members of the communities that it serves. Board members are appointed/elected at the annual meeting of the Council. The board meets monthly with the exception of July and August.
The South Interlake Seniors Resource Council, Inc. will strive to maintain the highest standards of support for people over the age of fifty-five and for those needing special support.
Vision, Values and Responsibilities
The South Interlake Seniors Resource Council, Inc. will strive to achieve its mission by:
- Providing a home support system geared to each client’s physical and emotional needs;
- Putting in place volunteers and fee-for-service workers to assist clients to maintain their independence and well-being;
- Treating all clients and their families in a respectful and confidential manner;
- Providing programs and services to enrich the quality of each client’s life and to promote socialization, foster self-worth and strengthen community ties; and
- Working in partnership with other community and appropriate agencies.
Meet the Team
Darcy Freudenberg, Community Resource Coordinator
Corinna McMillan, Community Resource Coordinator
Sara Tolsma, Supports to Seniors in Group Living Coordinator
Jimm Simon, Chair
Kimberley Newman, Vice Chair
Louise Allan, Secretary
Grace Bernard, Treasurer
Shirley Esaruk, Director
Mary Beck, Director
Gord Furness, Director
Alenka Howell, Director
March 23, 1989
On March 23, 1989 a group gathered to discuss the formation of a Seniors Resource Council to encompass the communities of Argyle, Balmoral, Grosse Isle, Rosser, Stonewall, Stony Mountain, Warren, and Woodlands. A meeting was held by all concerned in the district to inform the general public, as well as seniors, of the intent of the program. Types of programs needed were discussed and based on input from seniors and care-givers.
April 13, 1989
On April 13, 1989, a Senior Citizen Resource Council was formed on a voluntary basis by those involved.
In March of 1990, government grants were accessed for start-up money for the council. Office space was available for use in Stonewood Place, and to be shared with the Adult Day Program supervisor. In April of 1990, the council hired a coordinator.
In 1995, SISRC (South Interlake Seniors Resource Council Inc.) moved to the hall in the Lions Manor in Stonewall. Over the years, there have been many programs added and in 2008, the IERHA (IRHA at that time) approached SISRC to sponsor the Support Services to Seniors in Group Living (SSGL) for tenants of Crocus Manor. The intent of the program was to support seniors in group living so that they could maintain their independence. A grant was provided for staffing and support, and an office space next to the SISRC office in Lions Manor was obtained for a coordinator. The programs developed by the SSGL were delivered at Crocus Manor.
In 2016, SISRC moved temporarily into a trailer while the Lions Manor hall was demolished to make room for the 4th phase of Lions Manor, and in 2018, the SISRC moved into their new office in the building where it exists today.
In 2022, the Supports to Seniors in Group Living (SSGL) position was refocused and expanded to include Stonewood Place, Hilltop Manor and possibly other 55+ buildings in the area.
Get Involved With SISRC
Programs offered through SISRC are run on VOLUNTEER POWER! All volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check. We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with Driving, Friendly Visiting, Telecheck, Administration and Program Assistance.
We look to the community for donations to help cover any extra costs in order to keep the services we provide to the South Interlake growing.
Tax receipts are issued for any monetary donations which are gratefully accepted.