Port Colborne needs somebody to be a snow buddy
Jan 17, 2020 by James Culic Port Colborne Leader
“Snow buddies is not working,” said Ward 2 Coun. Angie Desmarais. “We’re not able to find enough volunteers.”
The snow buddies program is a regional initiative that attempts to pair up seniors who still live at home with spry youngsters who don’t mind shovelling the driveway.
Because snow shovelling is so strenuous it’s often cited by seniors as the reason they have to move into retirement homes, according to Desmarais
“Without some assistance, they can’t stay there (at home),” said Desmarais, who urged people to sign up to be a snow buddy if they are able to shovel.
For more information about the snow buddies program, including how to sign up, visit the website at www.cssn.ca/leaf-and-snow-buddies-program/