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Services & Programs

Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors

About TAPS


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

Programs

  • Creston Daybreak provides nutritious meals served four days a week.

  • Daily phone calls are made to seniors

           for safety and socialization.

  • Opportunities are provided to get together with friends in a supportive environment.

  • Physical Activity Programs include TaiChi, water exercise, track walking, rehabilitative exercises and games.

  • Educational Programs include choir, ukulele, book club, gardening, art, educational workshops and guest speakers.

  • We support seniors to attend appointments and take part in outings.

FAQs


How many staff does TAPs employ?
5 (full time/part time) including a coordinator and assistant, 2 drivers/program assistants, and 1 cook.

Volunteer Info:
Update coming soon

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

Quotes


“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
helpful”

“It’s so friendly.”

“I cannot wait for Wednesday and pool
time!”

“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”

For more information please call (250) 428 5585 or email taps@valley.services

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