Letters: Senior returned safely

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, I headed out for my daily walk. I chose to hike along Main Street in Sicamous. Strolling towards me was an older woman under-dressed for the cold weather. I said hello and asked if she had a long way to go. She said she was heading to Askew’s Foods which, if you look it up on Google Maps, is a five-minute walk from her home at Eagle Valley Manor. However, if you are somewhat restricted in your movements and use two canes to steady your stance, your destination could seem a long way off.

I offered to walk with her, help with her purchases and make arrangements for her to be driven home. She accepted.

At Askew’s Foods, I approached one of the cashiers and asked to speak with the manager. After I explained the woman’s circumstance to him, Dave offered to bring her home using his personal transport. I stood quietly as the generous man and his passenger drove away.

Although Dave is from Salmon Arm, he still represents the community-minded conduct of the people working at Askew’s Foods.

I learned later from Wysteria Sholtz, regional co-ordinator of Shuswap Better at Home, that Sicamous seniors can call her to make arrangements for a ride to and from their outing. I also learned that Askew’s Foods supports seniors by taking a food order and delivering it to their door.

The citizens of Sicamous are gems.

Susan Black

Just Posted

Reel Reviews: Atypical college life

We say, “Life of the Party is pleasant and harmless.”

Caravan Farm Theatre fundraiser embraces outlaw spirit

The third annual Hands Up! Live Auction Fundraisder is June 2

In Photos: Trooper attracts a crowd on Shuswap Lake

Hundreds of boats turn up to watch the Canadian rockers play atop a 94 foot houseboat

Salmon Arm Secondary hosts B.C. mountain biking championships

Over 200 riders expected to hit the trails May 25-26

VIDEO: Canadian Forces members begin helping out flooded B.C. communities

Three-hundred personnel in B.C. in some off hardest hit cities

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

The Okanagan shines in foodie finalist list

Western Living has released their 2018 list of finalists

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Most Read