What’s the difference between the Prince George Council of Seniors (PGCOS) and the Seniors Resource Centre?
Prince George Council of Seniors, or PGCOS, is a registered charity that operates several programs, services and events to enhance the lives of Seniors in the Prince George area. You will find all the information needed for those programs, services and events at the Seniors Resource Centre.
What is the difference between Programs, Services and Events.
Programs: Are independent programs that are funded by different grants and have a coordinator that offers different services within the programs.
Services: These are funded through donations and only available if there are enough donations, these services are operated by a volunteer.
Events: Are yearly events that the Prince George Council of Seniors puts on a yearly basis.
Meals on Wheels
The Better at Home
Housing and Community Navigator
Friends & Family Caregiver Support
Income Tax Clinic,
The Golden Age Social
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in collaboration with the Community Response Network,
BCNE Seniors day at the Fair
The Seniors Resource Centre located located at 1330 5th ave, in Prince George is well-stocked with a variety of up-to-date printed information for seniors on topics such as health, housing, transportation, legal issues, abuse and neglect, and pensions.
Periodically throughout the year, PGCOS provides information displays out and about in the community. Watch for us out at Community events!
The Seniors Info-Line (250 564 9100) was established in 2001, and provides a caring voice to answer questions, offer support, and assist seniors in finding relevant information along with suitable contact and referrals. Our Seniors Info-Line is answered during regular business hours. Outside of regular business hours, seniors are encouraged to leave a message and call back number so that we can provide assistance.
PGCOS staff and volunteers answer around 3,500 telephone requests for information, and assist over 3,000 drop-in clients each year. Queries range from info about local events such as Foot Clinics and flu shots to provincial rent subsidies and to federal pensions. The largest percentages of queries pertain to seniors’ health and housing issues.