Century House, Senior Peer Counselling
Seniors want to help themselves; they generally seek out their peers for help when they are experiencing frustration, concerns, worry or other problems. A peer counsellor genuinely cares and is willing to listen to seniors as they talk about their thoughts and feelings. A peer counsellor will use well developed communication skills to help encourage self-exploration.
The function of a senior peer counsellor is to assist in the smooth transition of a senior to a new experience, to work toward a goal of independence, to enable seniors to enjoy a sense of well-being, and to become an active member of the community.
Senior Peer Counsellor Will:
- Maintain confidentiality
- Respect personal boundaries, values and beliefs
- Not judge or give advice
- Empower clients with self-awareness
- Explore options to address needs
- Empower clients to find their own solutions
- Offer community connections and resources
We offer volunteer training on an ongoing basis
Senior Peer Counsellors are volunteers 55 years and older who are interested in the well-being of aging adults in their community. Volunteering as a senior peer counsellor is meaningful and rewarding. All applicants are carefully screened before being accepted into our extensive training course. A professional counsellor trains and supervises all senior peer counsellors. Volunteers effectively assist peers to address situations that left unattended can lead to emotional deterioration.
For more information or to donate please call or email 604-519-1064 or email
If you would like to know more about how Senior Peer Counselling can assist you or a loved one please call or email.
Century House Senior Peer Counselling is a self supporting a program that receives no government funding. We rely solely on private donations. The program has provided this invaluable service to over 1000 seniors in New Westminster since inception at Century House 30 years ago. If you would like to meet to discuss funding opportunities or receive a package with more details please call or email.