To the tune of ‘Act Naturally’ the Senior Citizens Assistance Program (SCAP) celebrated their grand opening to a very large crowd Monday.
Located in the Town ‘n’ Country Mall, the program will provide a location for seniors to find assistance with services, help around the home and many more programs.
The event featured the SCAP crew, Chrissy’s Country Band, representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59, Western Development Museum, Moose Jaw Police and EMS, and a speech and ribbon-cutting with mayor Clive Tolley.
SCAP Executive Director, Ronda Wedhorn spoke about turnout, “We expected maybe 25-30 people and I believe we must have had over 200 people. So, it’s been great.”
The event may have featured live music, snacks, and coffee today, but the program has a lot to offer seniors in Moose Jaw.
Ronda Wedhorn spoke about the services they provide, “We do the home services, but we do advocacy too, so they [the seniors] need some help filling out papers, doing income tax ... if they’re having trouble navigating the health system, of if they feel like they’ve been taken advantage of, like financial abuse or anything like that, they’re welcome to give us a call.”
The program is income based, but there is no cost for those with a combined household income under $35,000.
To access services or get in contact with the SCAP visit their website or call 306-690-3557.