The Royal Canadian Legion's commitment to seniors dates back
more than 50 years to when branches first got involved in
building low rent apartment units for elderly veterans,
widows and their dependents. Today, most branches conduct
seniors' programs or provide services focussed on health
care, home support and housing. At the national level there
is advocacy for seniors' rights and their well being. As
well, support is given to the work of other organizations
such as Alzheimer's Canada. The Legion spends approximately
$2 million and contributes 447,000 volunteer hours annually
to help thousands of seniors across the nation.
Each Branch in Zone G5 has a Chairman for Legion Seniors.
The Seniors' Officer
for Branch 641 Barrhaven is
Residences in Barrhaven