Senior Safety Program
COVID-19 and the Senior Safety Program
VSLG is committed to keeping our clients, our staff and our communities as safe as possible during this difficult time. Staff continue to work 24 hours a day / 7 days a week as per our normal schedule and our Senior Safety Program activities are continuing to run remotely. Staff will continue to offer support and resources through telephone, texting, email, traditional mail and video technologies in keeping with World Health Organization policies. On-scene or in-person responses are at the request of our emergency partners only. We recognize that this is a stressful time and will do our best to ensure all individual's needs are met to the best of our ability and within the mandate of our services.
We would also like to give a small word of caution. Situations where individuals are confined to their homes can sometimes increase safety concerns. Emotional safety planning during times of high stress is incredibly important and should not be forgotten. Please reach out at any time for support via telephone (613-341-7700 / 1-800-939-7682) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or self-referral form (Self Referral Form) . As well, follow the link below for more information specific to older adults and safety.
General Information about VSLG's Senior Safety Program
Welcome to Leeds & Grenville’s Senior Safety Program. Victim Services in partnership with Ontario Provincial Police, Brockville Police Service and Gananoque Police Service along with numerous community agencies (Community Care and Access Centre, Geriatric Mental Health, Brockville General Hospital, Community Primary Health Care) with support from New Horizon’s Seniors programs have developed a series of services aimed to provide safety information and resources to older adults. These include free home safety audits and safety planning for older adults in Leeds & Grenville with a focus on assisting seniors in keeping their environments safe.
Teams of two will meet with individuals to provide support, information, resources and referrals or if preferred, will provide support over the phone and/or mail kits of information that can be viewed on your own.
You do not have to be a victim of crime or referred by the police, all you need to do is have an interest in making yourself and/ or your home less desirable to others who may take advantage of you.
For more information and for tips on how to keep yourself safe, please visit seniorsafetyinfo.com