Back to Homepage

 

Legion Seniors

Although general awareness and concern for seniors has increased in recent years, the Legion has been providing support to seniors and veterans through more than 1,500 branches for many years. More than 50 years ago, branches first got involved in building low-rent apartment units for elderly veterans, widows and their dependents. Today, most branches conduct seniors' programs or provide services focused on health care, home support and housing.

The involvement of local Legion branches, as well as Ladies Auxiliaries, has resulted in the establishment of at least one, or more, seniors' programs in most Canadian communities. At the national level there is advocacy for seniors' rights and their well-being. Dominion Command has produced resource material specifically designed to assist branches and Ladies Auxiliaries in meeting the needs of seniors and veterans in their communities. The Legion spends approximately $3 million and contributes over 300,000 volunteer hours annually to assist thousands of seniors across the nation.

 

Lest we forget...Lest we forget

All original content Copyright © 2018
Strathcona Legion Branch 595
Website by
wwwebworks