About Thompson Seniors
Community Resource Council Inc
How We Started
Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council was incorporated in 1996 as a Charitable Organization to recognize the growing number of people aged 65 and older in the city of Thompson. From the outset, much of the programming focused on their social needs and included events like congregate meals, potlucks, barbeques, craft workshops, penny bingo, and an annual bus trip to a major center or another province.
An exercise program was also initiated by the Northern Regional Health Authority (then known as the Burntwood Regional Health Authority), which was a major player and funder of the TSCRC from its formation. The NRHA continues to provide funding to offset the cost of salaries and program expenses, but the corporation continues to fundraise and seek grants to maintain a level of service.
What we do
Weekly Seniors Drop-Ins and congregate meals provide regular social interaction. We also have an annual bus trip to Paint Lake for an afternoon outing.
We also program events such as cribbage tournaments, workshops, and community events (Bring Your Bloomers and cookie decorating contest) to keep Seniors and Elders active in the community.
We help provide food security and intergenerational activity through our garden box project and ‘bike’ program.
We communicate monthly through a newsletter mailed or emailed to the homes of seniors. And we maintain Facebook and web sites.
We advocate regularly for the prevention of elder abuse with emphasis on an annual World Elder Awareness Day conference. We also advocate for health care needs specific to seniors such as preventative medical foot care services.
We help the community by running the Child Find booth at the Nickel Days celebrations and supporting other community initiatives.
And through our fund raising, we often bring entertainment to residents of Thompson and surrounding area.
We offer a wide range of fun and comprehensive products for our elderly citizens to enjoy. From cookbooks to raffle tickets and more, we strive to make their day as positive as can be.
Get Our Cookbook
As part of our fundraising efforts, we’ve put together a cookbook of easy-to-make recipes that make for a perfect gift.