Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors
A partnership between Valley Community Services and the Creston community.
TAPS provides seniors with an opportunity to come together, participate in community activities, connect, support each other and take pleasure in life.
Approximately 60 men and women attend
weekly. Their average age is 83 years.
TAPS operates under the auspices of Valley Community Services. Their support is essential to the operation of the program
In 2005, when the continuation of the TAPS program
was at risk of closing, community volunteers
championed the cause and VCS took TAPS under
their wing. Little did everyone know how perfect the
partnership would be over all the years since in serving
the needs of vulnerable seniors in our community at
risk of being isolated.
TAPS is supported by community donations, receipt of grants, donations, in-kind and volunteers.
All contributions are well used and appreciated.
To donate to Taps please click here
For more information please call 250.428.5585 or email email@example.com
How many staff does TAPs employ?
5 (full time/part time) including a coordinator and assistant, 2 drivers/program assistants, and 1 cook.
The Krafty Kronys are a group who use their skills and talents to raise funds for TAPS. The KKs volunteer at TAPS as well as providing financial support. Their Kronys Korner at TAPS has a variety of items for gifts or for yourself.
We are fortunate to have volunteers who help in all areas of the program. They share their skills and assist with meals, host activities, play cards, talk and listen and participate at special events.
Volunteer training is provided. All volunteers must have a current criminal record check and meet with the program manager.
The rewards of volunteering are great and
include smiles and hugs.
How do I join TAPS?
Our TAPS coordinator interviews interested folks and caregivers (where applicable).
How is TAPS funded?
Since 2005, in the absence of core funding, the financial viability of TAPS has been sustained by Community Donors, Grants and Fundraising. We are grateful for the funders who have responded to our applications. The
VCS Board, Administration and TAPS recognize the challenges for sustainability as an organization. We are proactive in our financial management, long term planning and advocacy.
VCS insures 85% of funding goes directly to TAPS Programs
“A great place to be for fun, games, socializing and good food.”
“I felt welcome from the start and that this was a
place I could belong too. Everyone is so kind and
“It’s so friendly.”
“I cannot wait for Wednesday and pool
“TAPS has saved my life.”
“Coming to TAPS has improved my life -
it’s helped me open up.”
“I like everything about TAPS.”
“I love volunteering here, it’s such a terrific program”