IRIS coordinator Sandi McCreight and one of the program’s volunteers prepared more than 100 meals for local seniors. Photo: submitted

Castlegar senior shopping program keeping locals working

Castlegar Better at Home is now offering shopping services

Responsibility for a local seniors shopping program has changed hands, keeping some support workers employed.

The IRIS Grocery Buddy program has been handed over to Castlegar Better at Home (CBH).

CBH usually provides housekeeping services, but in light of COVID-19 restrictions, has now switched to grocery shopping. The IRIS program was operated by volunteers, but the CBH program is operated by paid contractors.

Seniors can call 250-365-2104 ext 223 to request the service.

Meanwhile, IRIS volunteers are still busy preparing and delivering meals for more than 100 local seniors on a weekly basis.

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