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

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

IRIS offering flu clinic, COVID info session for Castlegar seniors

Castlegar’s IRIS Project is continuing to offer supports for local seniors

Castlegar’s IRIS Project is continuing to offer supports for local seniors including an upcoming COVID-19 information session, a walking group and a flu clinic.

The COVID-19 discussion will be hosted by a pair of fourth year nursing students on Nov. 9 and will cover COVID facts, mask usage and COVID grief.

Pre-registration is required as there is a limit of 16 seniors per session. IRIS says they will hold multiple sessions if there is enough demand. Call 250-608-0706 to register.

Flu clinic

IRIS and Pharmasave are partnering together to offer flu shots to local seniors.

The flu clinics will take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 at IRIS’s usual gathering place — the Kinnaird Park Community Church library at 1250 26th Street.

The clinic is by appointment only. Call 250-608-0706 to register.

IRIS coordinator Sandi McCreight says that physical distancing measures will be followed for the clinics. To make getting that needle a little more fun, there will also be goodie bags and door prizes.

Walking group

IRIS has also kicked off a walking group that meets rain or shine on Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

To participate, just meet the group at the Kinnaird Park Community Church parking lot. Nursing students are also leading the walking group. The group will walk through Kinnaird Park on the paved trails.

IRIS is also continuing to deliver lunch twice a month to local seniors. Call the above number for more information.

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