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South Interlake Seniors Resource Council

About South Interlake Seniors Resource (SISRC)

Learn more about our organisation’s purpose, board, and history.

About SISRC

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.

Mission Statement

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:

      1. Providing a home support system geared to each client’s physical and emotional needs;
      2. Putting in place volunteers and fee-for-service workers to assist clients to maintain their independence and well-being;
      3. Treating all clients and their families in a respectful and confidential manner;
      4. 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
      5. Working in partnership with other community and appropriate agencies.

      Our Coordinators

      Darcy Freudenberg – Community Resource Coordinator
      Corinna McMillan – Community Resource Coordinator
      Kelley Rutkair  – Supports to Seniors in Group Living Coordinator

        Board Members

        Executive

        Louise Allan, Chair
        Alenka Howell, Vice Chair
        Mary Beck, Secretary
        Grace Bernard, Treasurer

          Directors

          • Shirley Esaruk
          • Kimberley Newman
          • Doug Furness
          • Veronica (Roni) Alward
          • Allan (Al) Sanche
          • Glen Schmidt

            Our History

            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.

            March, 1990

            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.

            1995

            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.

            2016

            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.

            2022

            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

            Volunteer

            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.

            Donate

            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.