PICS Radiothon To Raise Funds For New Care Home On October 2


SURREY – The Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society will hold a Radiothon on Radio India on October 2nd to raise funds for our newest project, Multicultural Long-Term Care Home.

“We’ve recognized the increasing population of aging seniors who need specialized care. There are over 150 seniors who are scattered through the province living in isolated environments, and they’re resorting to local hospitals, occupying emergency rooms, which can be inconvenient for new patients. This is why we’re addressing this need by building this 125 bed long-term facility. This program will be culturally sensitive and staffed with bilingual caretakers who can provide adequate care for the seniors. We plan to honour their culturally chosen foods as well as traditions and religious customs,” said a press release from PICS.

“This is the time to respect our elder generations and honour them for providing them with the care they need now.”

PICS Society has been chosen by the BC Housing Commission and the South Fraser Health Region to develop a seniors housing and care facility within the South Asian community. They have completed the project efficiently and the result is our 77 Unit Independent Living Facility and 49 Unit Assisted Living Facility are now occupied with seniors of all ethnic and South Asian cultural backgrounds.

“We’re confident that with our experience and with the support of the community, we’ll develop this much needed facility that all other communities across Canada will follow suit.

“As you all know, purchasing land in Surrey is costly, especially ones that are properly zoned appropriate for seniors housing. The minimum cost is around $2 million per acre, and we need 2 acres of land to build this 125-bed long-term facility. The total cost of this project will be $25-$30 million. This is why we need your generous support and we ask that you join us at this fundraising Radiothon. You can invite your friends and networks to help make this project happen.

Date: Thursday, October 2nd

Time: 6am-10pm

Radio Station: Radio India, 1600 AM

Calling Stations: 604.596.7722 604.324.7733 604.596.0052 604.592.9191