The PEI Senior Citizens' Federation administers and delivers programs at locations across the Island. Most of our programs are hosted by member clubs, though sometimes community or civic organizations will act as host. No matter the location, our programs are open to all seniors.
Most of our programs are delivered in the fall and winter months when people tend to socially isolate. Numerous studies have shown that older adults who stay socially active and maintain good interpersonal relationships are healthier and live more productive lives. Thus, we try to offer a wide variety of programs that appeal to different types of people, and attract both men and women. Whenever possible, our programs are available at little or no cost. This enables us to reach seniors of all income levels. Most of our programs are offered in rural areas.
Our programs tend to teach new skills, promote new ideas and encourage fun. Several of our programs are ongoing, while others are offered for a limited time. The determining factor as to length and scope of a program is funding.
Ongoing programs include 55 Alive Driving Refresher Course, PEI Friendly Visitor Program, L.E.A.P. (Learning Elders Arts Program), Lifetime Membership Award Program, and Hear Hear PEI.
Other current programs include Stories of My Life (scrapbooking) and Patchwork of Programs.
For a list of programs offered in your area, contact your local seniors' club, check the most recent issue of the Voice For Island Seniors on the Guardian newspaper website at www.theguardian.pe.ca, or contact the Seniors' Federation office at 902-368-9008.