COVID-19 WELLNESS CHECK!

Protecting our seniors in the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is our priority.  The Public Health Agency of Canada has indicated that people 65 years and older are at a higher risk for severe illness.  Unfortunately, with social distancing in place, it can be challenging to determine the well-being of our at-risk individuals.

At this moment of the pandemic, many at-risk members of our community are homebound and feeling isolated. They may be anxious and uncertain about how they will get their medications, meals, and other necessary services. 

As a result, the executive of SALNAM has recruited volunteers to conduct regular wellness check of vulnerable members of our Sierra Leonean community here in Winnipeg (for example, are they in good health, have food and medicines they need, etc.). These wellness checks are an effective way to engage our volunteers to spread out the public health and safety procedures in this time of need.

The Coronavirus Wellness Check packages contain masks, sanitary wipes, sanitizers and some cooking items as can be seen in the pictures below.  

SALNAM COVID19 Wellness check project was sponsored by the Federal Government of Canada through the African Communities of Manitoba (ACOMI). 

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MASKS FOR SENIORS

Wellness Check packages contain masks, sanitary wipes, sanitizers and some cooking items.

HAND SANITIZERS

Soap and water work to remove all types of germs from hands, while sanitizer acts by killing certain germs on the skin.

FOOD ITEMS IN YOUR PACKAGE

With rising unaffordability food banks are needed more than ever

Come meet us up close

Every one of our team members is devoted to delivering the public health and safety message and  procedures in this time of need.

BOH Marah

Assistant Project Coordinator

ALIMA KAMARA

Project Operations Manager

MO KOROMA

Project Assistant

MAG. KONTEH

Project Assistant