Reaching Out was a summer student research project that endeavoured to identify isolated rural seniors in Nelson and Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Electoral Areas E & F and Kaslo, and RDCK Electoral Area D, and to identify their priority needs. Seniors interviewed were also connected to services
that would help them meet these priority needs. Seniors and senior’s service providers were interviewed to gain a broad perspective.
The project resulted in a number of significant findings and recommendations to address isolation among vulnerable rural seniors. For a copy of this report: