#3 – Mid- to Low-Income Seniors – Friends of Bow Cliff

Reason 3: All funds donated to Bow Cliff Seniors are used within the organization for programs and services to help members who are mid- to low-income.

Think about how many times you, as an individual in Calgary, take out your wallet in an average day. There aren’t a lot of places that people can gather without paying for something, whether it’s a coffee, a dinner or an event. But many seniors in Calgary struggle to meet their basic needs; 26% of Calgary seniors receive the Guarenteed Income Suppliment to help them do just that.

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Bow Cliff Seniors exists to make sure that these seniors – and those who are struggling just above this line – have a place to gather without having to worry about how much is in their bank account that morning. For the most part, we rely on funding from governments (New Horizons for Seniors, Alberta Gaming and Family and Community Support Services of Calgary) to pay ongoing operational costs (including administrative and facility costs). We also look to sponsors and donors to help us grow our programs and meet the increasing needs of seniors.

$36 may not seem like a lot, but to our centre it could mean:Bow Cliff Seniors, Friends of Bow Cliff, Calgary Seniors

  • birthday lunch for six seniors
  • two hours of in-chair exercise instruction
  • one month of snow removal so a senior can stay in his home

 

Making a donation via Friends of Bow Cliff means we can continue offering great programs for seniors at a cost they can afford. Won’t you join us today?

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