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SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCES hen seeking out senior-specific fi information and resources on matters such as health, special interest groups or local fi fitness opportunities, it can be hard to know where to begin.

AGING WELL IN BC Access the report from the Seniors Advisory Council online at www.hls.gov.bc.ca/seniors

The supplement you hold in your hands is a good place to start but there are a few spots in Nanaimo worth considering as places to save a lot of time while fi finding out more about opportunities and services available locally.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC Exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. www.alzheimerbc.org.............................................. 800-462-2833

Seniors centres in Nanoose Bay and Nanaimo are a logical place to begin, with friendly people always on hand to offer any assistance or advice they can and many tempting opportunities for education and recreation available right there.

BC CENTRE FOR ELDER ADVOCACY & SUPPORT Individuals, seniors, community agencies, government and policy makers, working together to eliminate the abuse of seniors. www.bcceas.ca 411 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver......................... 866-437-1940

Some numbers to jot down as contacts of interest might include the Paradise Island Seniors Society at 250-7549566 and the Harbour City Seniors at 250-755-7501 – both are indispensable resources for anyone looking to stay active in an atmosphere that promotes camaraderie and new friendships.

BC HIGHWAY CONDITIONS Check highway driving conditions online or by using their automated phone service. www.drivebc.ca ...................................................800-550-4997

Naturally an assortment of health issues can arise in age and the provincial government’s Health and Seniors Information Line is available during regular business hours to help at www.gobv.bc.ca/health or by calling 1-800-4654911. Just a taste of places to get informed. Happy hunting!

BC PENSIONERS ORGANIZATION Promotes the best interest of elder citizens in BC, in all matters pertaining to their welfare....................................... 604-530-2601 BC SENIORS Oline resources and links to programs and services for seniors. www.gov.bc.ca/seniors ........................................... 800-465-4911

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SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCES CARP Canada’ Association for the 50 plus. A new Vision of Aging in Canada. www.carp.ca 1340-27 Queen Street East, Toronto .................. 800-363-9736

HEALTH & SENIORS INFORMATION LINE Seniors are able to ask questions on health programs & services as well as a broad range of other gov’t services for seniors. Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. www.hls.gov.bc.ca/seniors .................................... 800-465-4911

CITY OF NANAIMO Hours of Operation are between 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. www.nanaimo.ca 455 Wallace St., Nanaimo ....................................... 250-754-4251

HEALTHLINK BC Speak with a nurse about your symptoms, consult with a pharmacist about your medication questions 24/7. www.healthlinkbc.ca ...........Dial 811 (Hearing Impaired 711)

CRIME STOPPERS Pays up to $2000 for information that leads to an arrest for drug offences and stolen property recovery. www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com ..................... 800-222-8477

ICBC SENIORS INSURANCE Discounts available for ICBC basic insurance for registered owners and operators aged 65+ (pleasure use only). Visit an AutoPlan broker for details. www.icbc.com ............................................................. 800-663-3051

DIAL-A-DIETITIAN Food & Nutrition information from professional dietitians. Call between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. www.dialadietitian.org ........................................... 800-667-3438

MEALS ON WHEELS Assists people by providing hot nutritious meals at a reasonable cost. www.members.shaw.ca/mownanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-753-1300

DISTRICT OF LANTZVILLE Hours of Operation are between 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. www.lantzville.ca 7192 Lantzville Rd., Lantzville.............................. 250-390-4006

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SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCES MEDICAL SERVICES PLAN Automated 24/7 phone service providing information about your MSP account, and general information about MSP benefits and services. www.gov.bc.ca/health ............................................. 800-663-7100 MINISTRY OF HEALTH SERVICES Visit online at www.bcassessment.bc.ca 1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria............................ 800-663-7867 NANAIMO ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING Helping adults with developmental disabilities. www.nanaimoacl.com 83 Victoria Cres., Nanaimo ..................................... 250-714-0047 NANAIMO REGIONAL DISTRICT Information on services such as public transit, water and sewer, planning, garbage and recycling as well as parks and recreation. www.rdn.bc.ca 6300 Hammond Bay Rd., Nanaimo..................... 250-390-4111 NANAIMO REGIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL Visit online at www.viha.ca 1200 Dufferin ff Crescent., Nanaimo...................... 250-741-2141 NANAIMO & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Organization to protect and promote business interests in Nanaimo. www.nanaimochamber.bc.ca 2133 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo ...................................... 250-756-1191

DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION Non-Profit enabling property owners and businesses in Downtown Nanaimo. www.nanaimodowntown.com A-10 Victoria Cres., Nanaimo................................. 250-754-8141 NANAIMO CITIZEN ADVOCACY Non-profit society dedicated to advocating for individuals who seek assistance, by providing education, information, referral, support and assisting them in exercising rights that maximize independence with dignity. 110-55 Victoria Rd., Nanaimo ............................... 250-753-2321 NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE SOCIETY Providing compassionate care & support to the dying, their caregivers, & bereaved in our community. www. nanaimohospice.com 1729 Boundary Ave, Nanaimo ............................. ...............................................................250-758-8857 NANAIMO COMMUNITY KITCHENS Participants build skills, knowledge, friendships, and selfesteem while preparing low-cost healthy meals.www. nanaimocommunitykitchens.org 271 Pine St., Nanaimo .............................................. 250-753-7470 NANAIMO AND DISTRICT HOME SUPPORT 528 Wentworth St., Nanaimo................................ 250-754-3351

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SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCES NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION Nanaimo Family Life is dedicated to the children, youth, and fl families of our community. www.nflabc.org/ 1070 Townsite Road, Nanaimo ............................. 250-754-3331 NANAIMO COMMUNITY ARCHIVES The NCA is the official repository of the archival records of the City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo District Museum and the Nanaimo Historical Society. 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo ....................... 250-753-4462 PHARMACARE Provides financial assistance to BC residents for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. www.gov.bc.ca/health ............................................. 800-663-7100 PUBLIC GUARDIAN & TRUSTEE OF BC Adult’s right to self-determination, support & protection for those vulnerable to abuse or incapable of making their own decisions. www.trustee.bc.ca RCMP COMMUNITY POLICING (C.O.P.S.) Staffed by community volunteers 9:00am to 4:30pm. Nanaimo RCMP, 303 Prideaux Street ............................................................................................ 250-754-2345 Oliver Woods, 6000 Oliver Rd., ............................. 250-760-1149 Downtown, 18 Victoria Crescent, ........................ 250-753-3777 Cedar, 1D-A-1830 Cedar Road,............................. 250-722-3486

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE 303 Prideaux Street Non-Emergency ........................................................... 250-754-2345 SAFER (SHELTER AID FOR ELDERLY RENTERS) Provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents aged 60 years plus. www.bchousing.org/programs/safer................ 800-257-7756 SENIORS ADVISORY COUNCIL To advise Minister of Health and Minister responsible. 1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria............................ 800-663-7867 SENIORS CANADA ONLINE Provides a fast way for seniors, their families, caregivers & organizations that support seniors to access trusted information on a range of topics .................www.seniors.gc.ca SENIORS 101 Online Vancouver Island seniors guide ....www.seniors101.ca TELEPHONE VISITING SOCIETY Provides regular phone calls or visits to isolated seniors and helps them cope with the challenges of living alone. #208D - 2520 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo BC V9T 3L3 telvisit@shaw.ca.......................................................... 250-756-9455

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he beauty of Nanaimo has been attracting people for generations and in recent decades it has become a favourite retirement destination for its good weather, scenery and active lifestyle. Though vacancy rates are historically low, the region offers ff a variety of housing options for the area’s large senior population ranging from single family developments to all levels of assisted living. The area boasts a healthy development industry building condos and single family homes that may be just a little more physically accessible than in other regions, up to various forms of adult only facilities, senior specific fi housing and assisted living options. Many seniors live in single family houses, but significant fi numbers live in condos, apartments, mobile homes and other types of housing. The region also has an increasing number of assisted living options for those who need different ff levels of long-term care but are generally able to get around on their own. Assisted living includes a private, lockable, unfurnished unit

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in a building with common dining and socializing spaces and includes two meals a day, light weekly housekeeping, laundering of linens, social and recreational opportunities and a 24-hour emergency system. The cost is based on income with residents paying 70 per cent of their monthly after-tax income, up to a maximum. If there is permanent decline in someone’s health, a significant fi increase in care needs, or an inability to make decisions on their own, people may move from assisted living to a higher level of care. Many of the area’s larger, newer senior living facilities include a range from independent living with virtually no help up to residential care options that provide 24-hour professional care and supervision for people with complex health needs. Staff ff administers medications and assist residents with daily activities such as eating, bathing and dressing. There is also a variety of home care help options and specialized housing for people with dementia or people living in the community that require specialised services such as physically accessible or drug and alcohol free.

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SENIORS HOUSING & ASSISTED LIVING BERWICK ON THE LAKE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE Licensed residential care. Independent living with convenient services and amenities. 3201 Ross Road, Nanaimo. www. berwick.com 250-729-7995 See our ad on page 12. GABRIOLA SENIOR CITIZENS ASSN 685 North Rd, Gabriola ........................................................................................... 250-247-9638 GENERAL GEORGE R. PEARKES HOUSING SOCIETY 100-15 Buttertubs Drive, Nanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-753-5031

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GOOD SAMARITAN WEXFORD CREEK Wexford Creek offers seniors safe carefree living in independent housing or assisted living suites. 80-Tenth Street, Nanaimo www.gss.org 250-713-1696 See our ad on page 16. HECATE GARDENS 940 Hecate, Nanaimo .........................................................................250-751-4933 KEEPING HOUSE CARE FACILITY We provide seniors a superior level of personal care in a safe and comfortable environment. 2263 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo. www.keepinghouseseniorshome.ca 250-7161920 See our ad on page 4. KIWANIS VILLAGE Independent, supportive, assisted living & complex care options to seniors requiring various levels of support & accommodation. 1233 Kiwanis Cresc. Nanaimo. www. kiwanisvillage.ca 250-740-2815 LAKESIDE GARDENS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Designed for active, discerning seniors and combines the independence of a private home with the convenience and security of an exclusive "small-town" retirement community. 4088 Wellesley Avenue, Nanaimo www.lakeside-gardens.com 250-756-0799 See our ad on page 26.

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Origin at Longwood d provides everything you need to promote a healthy lifestyle. Enjoy the daily ďŹ tness and recreation programs or simply stroll around the walking paths and outdoor patio of this beautifully landscaped community.

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LONGLAKE CHATEAU Simplify your life, make Longlake Chateau your new retirement home. 3035 Ross Rd, Nanaimo www.longlakechateau.com 250-756-1411 See our ad on page 11. NANAIMO SENIORS VILLAGE Campus of care offering independence, plus assisted living and nursing care services. 6089 Uplands Drive, Nanaimo. www.retirementconcepts.com 250-760-2325 See our ad on page 10.

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Independent and Assisted Living at its ďŹ nest.

OAK TREE MANOR Independent seniors supportive housing. It's affordable prestige in the heart of Nanaimo. 325 Hecate street, Nanaimo www.oaktreemanor.ca 250-716-1799 See our ad on page 8. MALASPINA GARDENS 388 Machleary, Nanaimo .........................................................................250-754-7711 ORIGIN AT LONGWOOD An active lifestyle community, full service rentals, mews premium suites, assisted living suites and our exclusive Club "O". Trial stays available. 6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo www. origin.ca 250-751-7755 See our ad on page 9. YANA SENIORS SOCIETY 3690 Hammond Bay, Nanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-729-0233 WOODGROVE MANOR 6304 Metral Drive, Nanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-390-1036

HOME RELATED SERVICES BC HOUSING A provincial program dedicated to providing housing assistance to those in need. www.bchousing.org ................................................. 800-787-2807

Complex Nursing Care available. For more information call Tracy at 250.760.2325

CANADIAN HOUSING & MORTGAGE CORPORATION Provides information on housing and mortgage programs that are specific to seniors. www.cmhc.ca............................................................... 250-363-8040 DWELLING PLACE-NANAIMO Intermediate care for Seniors and Adults. Music therapy for all age groups with physical, mental, emotional disabilities; day care for Seniors with Alzheimer and with dementia problems. Provides respite care and palliative care. 2630 Labieux Rd. Nanaimo, BC V9T 3N1 www.dwellingplace.com....................................250-756-3008 ECO-ENERGY RETROFIT Save money & help the environment by making your home more energy efficient. Grants of up to $5000. www.ecoaction.gc.ca/homes................................ 800-622-6232

highgatenanaimo.com nanaimoseniorsvillage.com HOMEOWNER GRANT PROGRAMS One of three provincial property tax assistance programs offered to help homeowners reduce taxes. Box 9991, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria ........................ 888-355-2700 INDEPENDENT LIVING BC (ILBC) Offers a middle option for seniors who need some assistance but do not want or need 24-hour residential care. www.bchousing.org/programs/independent

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SENIORS HOUSING & ASSISTED LIVING LIVESMART BC Helping BC residents make better energy choices. www.livesmart.bc.ca ................................................ 800-663-7867 NANAIMO AFFORDABLE HOUSING SOCIETY 350 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo www.nahs.ca ............................................................... 250-758-1158 PROPERTY ASSESSMENT In January of each year, BC Assessment sends all property owners a Property Assessment Notice showing the fair market value of their home. www.bcassessment.ca PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT Homeowners aged 55 years and over may defer the payment of annual property taxes on their principal residence. www. sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/Property_Tax_ Deferment/ptd.htm RELOCATION SERVICES GROUP Relocation assistance at no cost to CARP & to members who are 50 years plus .......................................................... 250-752-0960 Visit online at www.relocationservicesgroup.com/carp/htm RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Provides low-income homeowners with financial assistance for repairs of lower value homes. www.cmhc-schl.ca.ca/en/ co/prfinas_009.cfm fi ................................................... 800-668-2642

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY OFFICE Provides landlords and tenants with information regarding their rights and responsibilities. www.rto.gov.bc.ca 1st Floor, 1019 Wharf St, Victoria ........................ 800-665-8779 SAFER (SHELTER AID FOR ELDERLY RENTERS) Provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents aged 60 years plus. www.bchousing.org/programs/safer................ 800-257-7756 SENIORS’ SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (SSH) Provides specially modified rental homes, in selected subsidized developments to low income seniors. www.bchousing.org/programs/SSH.................. 800-257-7756 SENIORS ADVISORY COUNCIL To advise Minister of Health and Minister responsible. 1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria............................ 800-663-7867 TRAC TENANT RESOURCE & ADVISORY CENTRE www.tenants.bc.ca .................................................... 800-665-1185 VANCOUVER ISLAND REAL ESTATE BOARD Online at www.vireb.com 6374 Metral Drive, Nanaimo ................................. 250-390-4212

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CHOOSING A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Here are some questions to ask and observations to make... What type of care level do you offer?

Activities (continued)

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❑ Are family members encourages to participate?

Independent Living Assisted Living Memory Care (Alzheimer's / Dementia) Respite Care Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Special Therapy Occupational Therapy Respiratory Therapy

❑ Is an activity schedule posted? If so, when? ❑ Is there a common area with television? ❑ Is there a beauty / barber shop on-site?

Food / Meals ❑ Do you provide help with eating & diets? ❑ Are residents given a second helping if requested?

Activities

❑ Is the dining area clean and well-furnished?

❑ Is there an activity program? ❑ Do you have activity directors?

❑ How does the food look? Are there snacks? ❑ Is food prepared on-site or is it brought in?

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EXTRA CARE GOES A LONG WAY. Berwick on the Lake has licensed residential care studios available now. Here, residents enjoy all

the wonderful amenities of the resort style retirement residence and receive additional care services and monitoring 24 hours per day from our friendly caring staff. Find out what a caring place Berwick on the Lake is, and live well, here. For more information call 250-729-7995.

3201 ROSS ROAD, NANAIMO. WWW.BERWICKRC.COM Care License Number 1381649

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SENIORS SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS

Organizations, services there to help With populations in Nanaimo that include a large percentage of seniors, it’s only natural that the community as a whole has tailored much of its services and organizations around assisting our elders with their everyday needs. Nanaimo as a region provides plenty for

seniors, as do private care facilities, local businesses and volunteer-based organizations - from social advocacy to music and theatre groups. Within this guide, there are a multitude of resources to choose from.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Support & information for individuals with alcohol related problems. 24 hour answer line. www.aa.org 212-285 Prideaux St, Nanaimo ............................. 800-883-3968

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC Alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. www.alzheimerbc.org.............................................. 800-462-2833

ALANON A fellowship for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. www.bcyukon-al-anon.org www.bcyukon-al-anon.org................................... 250-752-0904

ARTHRITIS SOCIETY OF BC Committed to the research, care, education and advocacy for persons with arthritis. www.arthritis.ca/bc................................................... 800-321-1433

ALS SOCIETY OF BC To meet physical & emotional needs of ALS patients & their caregivers. www.alsbc.ca #208 – 1600 West 6th Ave, Vancouver............... 800-708-3228

BC LUNG ASSOCIATION Leads provincial and international lung health initiatives and lung disease prevention. www.bclung.ca ........................................................... 800-665-5864

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SENIORS SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS BC LUPUS SOCIETY Provides education & support to people with lupus. www.bclupus.org ....................................................... 800-585-8787 BC PARAPLEGIC ASSOCIATION Assists people with spinal cord injuries & other physical disabilities to achieve independence. www.bcpara.org ......................................................... 877-816-8700 BC SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY Support & education for people with schizophrenia & other serious mental illnesses. www.bcss.org .............................................................. 888-888-0029 CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES Recruits blood donors, organizes and operates blood donor clinics ..........................................................www.bloodservice.ca CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION Promotes health through diabetes research, education, service & advocacy. www.diabetes.ca ........................................................ 800-226-8464 CANADIAN LIVER FOUNDATION Dedicated to liver health & the elimination of over 100 forms of liver disease. www.liver.ca ................................................................. 800-856-7266

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CEDAR VALLEY MEMORIAL GARDENS and CEMETERY CREMATION CENTRE During your time of need, you can be assured that we will take care of all the details, so you can focus on what's most important - the celebration and remembrance of life, as a gathering of family and friends. 2347 Cedar Road, Cedar. www.cedarvalleymemorialgardens.ca 250-722-2244 See our ad on page 2. CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOC. OF BC Info & referral, lending library, newsletter, resource materials, public education, speakers bureau, bursaries and more. www.bccerebralpalsy.com..................................... 800-663-0004 CLAIRES HOME CARE SERVICES LTD Rehabilitation, housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, respite, transportation, companionship, non-invasive foot care, yard maintenance, handy man www.claireshomecareservices. com 250-751-8114 / 1-888-751-8114 See our ad on page 15. COAST REALTY-SHARRY CURRY & JENNIFER MERILEES Professionals selling your home quickly, assisting in finding your new home. 4200 Island Highway, Nanaimo www. coastrealty.com 250-758-7653 See our ad on page 13. COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS OF BC .......................................................................................www.coscobc.ca

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SENIORS SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNITY CONNECTOR Services to seniors and persons with disabilities. www. community connector.biz 250-756-2669 See our ad on page 17. DCH SERVICES - NANAIMO & AREA We provide reliable, prompt & efficient handyman service from leaky taps to building decks and everything in between. 250-619-0712 See our ad on page 7. DELANEY RELOCATION SERVICES Taking care of everything from packing to hanging pictures. We even cook your first meal. 576 Hobson Place, Courtenay BC V9N-8W5 250-334-9922 See our ad on page 14.

MS SOCIETY CENTRAL ISLAND 200-1585 Bowen Rd. 250-754-6321 or 1-888-844-2047 NANAIMO COMMUNITY SENIORS SOCIETY Any senior can be part of the group. Get together on Wednesdays for luncheon at noon at the Moose Hall in Chase River, cost is $6. plus GST. ............................................................................................ 250-754-1708 NANAIMO COMMUNITY KITCHENS Participants build skills, knowledge, friendships, and selfesteem while preparing low-cost healthy meals.www. nanaimocommunitykitchens.org 271 Pine St., Nanaimo .............................................. 250-753-7470

DENTURIST ASSOCIATION OF BC Everything you need to know about dentures & where you can find a local denturist ............................ www.denturist.bc.ca

NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION Nanaimo Family Life is dedicated to the children, youth, and families of our community. www.nflabc.org/ fl 1070 Townsite Road, Nanaimo ............................. 250-754-3331

GREAT CANADIAN OIL CHANGE-COUNTRY CLUB CENTRE You're busy, we're fast. Warranty approved and no appointments necessary. www.nanaimooilchange.com 250-729-3666 See our ad on page 27.

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NANAIMO SENIOR PEER COUNSELLING The Senior Peer Counselling Program offers emotional support and community connections to those who are 55 years and older. Referrals can be made by communty resources or self. 1070 Townsite Road, Nanaimo ............................. 250-754-3331

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SENIORS SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS PACIFIC LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS Provides live-in caregivers to families for seniors, children and the disabled. Approx $1,350 per month for 40 hrs per week. Box 1771 Ladysmith BC V9G 1B3 www.pacifi ficcaregivers.com...............................250-616-2346 See our ad on page 21

SENIOR OUTREACH TEAM Provides outreach help to seniors and their caregivers in their existing home setting (including long term care facilities). It provides nursing, social work, clinical counselling and psychiatry counsulting services and works closely with the Home and Community Care Program. 1665 Grant Avenue, Nanaimo .............................. 250-755-3301

PARADISE ISLE SENIOR SOCIETY Seniors Drop-in Centre. Games, hobbies, social gatherings. Nurse on staff does counsellling and educational classes on nutrition, etc. Every Tuesday and Thursday there is soup and sandwich lunch at noon. 201 Albert Street, Nanaimo ................................... 250-754-9566

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE Information & registration services for first aid training, emergency and CPR courses first aid kits and supplies. www.sja.ca/bcyukon ................................................ 866-321-2651

PARKINSON SOCIETY OF BC Addressing the personal and social consequences of Parkinson’s Disease in British Columbia. www.parkinson.bc.ca ............................................... 800-668-3330 RAMSAY LAMPMAN RHODES One of Vancouver Island's largest firms, offering trusted legal advice & representation across a broad spectrum of legal subject areas. 111 Wallace Street, Nanaimo. www.r/r-law. com 250-754-3321 See our ad on page 18. SALVATION ARMY The largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada. www.salvationarmy.ca 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo ........................................ 250-754-2621

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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION BC NURSELINE Speak to a registered nurse 24-hours or a pharmacist from 5pm to 9pm every day...............................................866-215-4700 OMBUDSMAN British Columbia’s independent voice for fairness. www.ombudsman.bc.ca ......................................... 800-567-3247 PHARMACARE Provides financial assistance to BC residents for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. www.gov.bc.ca/health ............................................. 800-663-7100 PUBLIC GUARDIAN & TRUSTEE OF BC Adult’s right to self-determination, support & protection for those vulnerable to abuse or incapable of making their own decisions. www.trustee.bc.ca 1019 Wharf Street (4th floor) Victoria ............... 250-356-8160 RESIDENTIAL TENANCY OFFICE Provides landlords and tenants with information regarding their rights and responsibilities. www.rto.gov.bc.ca 1st Floor, 1019 Wharf St, Victoria ........................ 800-665-8779 SERVICE BC Basic information on government programs, with toll free transfers to provincial government offices. www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca ....................................... 800-663-7867

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FEDERAL INFORMATION ABORIGINAL BUSINESS CANADA 300 W. Georgia, 21st Floor, Vancouver www.abc-eac.ic.gc.ca ................................................604 666-3871 CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY General border services information. Speak to an agent from 8 :00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. www.cbsa.gc.ca ...........................................................800 461-9999 CANADA REVENUE AGENCY Access forms & publications 24/7. www.cra-arc.gc.ca...................................................... 800-714-7257

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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION CANADIAN HERITAGE National policies & programs to promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship & participation in civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians. www.pch.gc.ca CANADIAN HOUSING & MORTGAGE CORPORATION Provides information on housing and mortgage programs that are specific to seniors. www.cmhc.ca............................................................... 250-363-8040 CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION www.cic.gc.ca .............................................................. 888-242-2100 FOREIGN AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL TRADE Consular Affairs Bureau: helps Canadians prepare for foreign travel, provides a variety of services once abroad. www.voyage.gc.ca ..................................................... 800-267-6788 GST CREDIT SERVICE The GST/HST credit is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low incomes. www.cra-arc.gc.ca...................................................... 800-959-1953 INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMS Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement. www.hrsdc.gc.ca ........................................................ 800-277-9914

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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION MUNICIPAL INFORMATION CITY OF NANAIMO Hours of Operation are between 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. www.nanaimo.ca 455 Wallace St., Nanaimo ....................................... 250-754-4251 NANAIMO COUNCIL & MAYOR Mayor John Ruttan ................................................ 250-390-4724 k 250-753-7065 Councillor Bill Bestwick........................................ Councillor Bill Holdom ......................................... 250-729-8983 Councillor Diana Johnstone Johnstone............................... ............................... 250-754-9996 Councillor Jim Kipp ............................................... 250-753-5212 Councillor Fred Pattje ........................................... 250-758-7575 Councillor Loyd Sherry......................................... 250-729-7323 Councillor Merv Unger......................................... Unger......................................... 250-756-0399

LANTZVILLE COUNCIL & MAYOR Mayor Colin Haime ................................................ 250-390-1304 Haime................................................ Negrave....................................... ....................................... 250-390-4892 Councillor Rod Negrave Councillor Brian Dempsey .................................. 250-390-4222 Councillor Warren Griffey .................................... 250-390-3540 Councillor Denise Haime..................................... 250-390-1304 Councillor Douglas Parkhurst............................ Parkhurst ............................ 250-390-3056 Councillor Joe Bratkowski................................... Bratkowski ................................... 250-390-2767

PROVINCIAL INFORMATION DOUG ROUTLEY, MLA FOR NANAIMO-NORTH COWICHAN Advocacy & referral, fax service, photocopying, certify true copy service, ministry contact information. Box 524 / #5241st Ave. Ladysmith www.dougroutley.ca 250-245-9375 See our ad on page 17.

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NANAIMO Information about regional services such as public transit, water and sewer, planning, garbage and recycling as well as parks and recreation. www.rdn.bc.ca 100 East Jensen Ave, Parksville............................ 877-607-4111

LEONARD KROG, MLA FOR NANAIMO MLA for Nanaimo since may 2005 & serves as opposition critic for the Attorney General. #4-77 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo www.leonardkrog.mla.ca.ca 250-714-0630 See our ad on page 17.

DISTRICT OF LANTZVILLE Hours of Operation are 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. www.lantzville.ca 7192 Lantzville Rd., Lantzville.............................. 250-390-4006

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Shelters, medical transporation, etc. .................... 800-663-9122

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HEALTH & FINANCIAL SERVICES PHARMACARE Provides financial assistance to BC residents for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. www.gov.bc.ca/health ............................................. 800-663-7100 SENIORS CANADA ONLINE Provides a fast way for seniors, their families , caregivers & organizations that support seniors to access trusted information on a range of topics .................www.seniors.gc.ca PROVINCIAL HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITY (PHSA) 700 –1380 Burrard Street, Vancouver....................604 675-7400

CANADA REVENUE AGENCY Access to forms & publications 24/7. www.cra-arc.gc.ca...................................................... 800-714-7257 CREDIT COUNSELLING SOCIETY OF BC A not-for-profit debt solutions service. www.nomoredebts.org ........................................... 888-527-8999 GUARANTEED INCOME SUPPLEMENT If you are a senior living on a low income, you may be eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), which provides additional money, on top of the Old Age Security Pension. www.servicecanada.gc.ca .......................................800 277-9914

FINANCE BC ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY Produces independent assessments on an annual basis for all BC property owners...................................www.bcassessment.ca BC PENSIONERS ORGANIZATION Promotes the best interest of elder citizens in BC, in all matters pertaining to their welfare ....................................... 604-530-2601 CANADA BENEFITS Information about federal, provincial, and territorial benefit programs and services for seniors and individuals. www.canadabenefits.gc.ca fi ..................................... 800 622 6232

PUBLIC GUARDIAN & TRUSTEE OF BC Adult’s right to self-determination, support & protection for those vulnerable to abuse or incapable of making their own decisions. www.trustee.bc.ca 1019 Wharf Street (4th floor) Victoria ............... 250-356-8160 TEMPORARY PREMIUM ASSISTANCE Temporary Premium Assistance (TPA) provides a short-term period of Medical Service Plan (MSP) premium waver for qualifying individuals and families tpa@gov.bc.ca ..............................................................800 207-2051

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LEISURE & RECREATION AVALON CINEMA CENTRE-WOODGROVE CENTRE Check out our website for daily shows, or call for show times. www.landmarkcinemas.com ................................ 250-390-5021 See our ad on page 26 BEDROOM BARN Large selection of foam, solid wood furniture, convenient on-site services and deliveries. Locally owned and operated since 1989. 1707 Bowen Road, Nanaimo. www. johnsbedroombarn.com 250-741-1777 See our ad on page 6. CRUISE PLUS MANAGEMENT LTD. Full service travel agency specializing in cruise & exclusively packaged vacations. PO Box 40, 7143 Caillet Road, Lantzville BC V0R-2H0 www.cruiseplus.ca 250-390-0220 See our ad on page 28 FOAM GUY Rest, relax, recover. Mattresses, cushions and upholstery for your residential, commercial and medical needs. 6481-B Portsmouth Road, Nanaimo. www.foamguy.ca 250-9330600 See our ad on page 18. HARBOUR CITY BINGO Nanaimo's only charity operated not for profit commercial bingo hall. Exit 16 off ff the Parkway - corner of 5th Street & Bruce Street in University Village Mall ............................................................................................ 250-754-1421

HARTMANN & COMPANY Services: Refinishing, Re-Upholstery, Design & Home Renovations, Custom Kitchens & Bathrooms,Window Coverings. 241 Selby Street, Nanaimo www.harmannandcompany. com 250-754-2288 1-800-665-2833 See our ad on page 20. JEN'S SALON Our hair salon includes styling, cutting,colour, treatments and perms. We also offer manicures, pedicures, nail enhancement, including acrylics, fills & gels. #1 - 508 Eighth Street, Nanaimo. www.jenssalon.ca 250-591-2636 See our ad on page 26. NANAIMO THEATRE GROUP Community theatre offering 5 quality plays per season. 2373 Rosstown Road, Nanaimo. www.nanaimotheatregroup. com 250-758-7246 See our ad on page 25. OFF THE VINE Come see us for quality wines brewed on premises. Seniors Discounts. 6201 Blueback Rd. Nanaimo 250-751-0185 See our ad on page 25. RICKYS ALL DAY GRILL Best breakfasts 7 years in a row. Great variety for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 10% seniors discount. 6550 Island Highway, Nanaimo 250-390-1227 See our ad on page 4.

SENIORS DISCOUNT!

New Customers Receive

30 FREE BOTTLES OR

$

1500

OFF

Their ďŹ rst batch brewed on premises!

Mark & Cindy

250-751-0185

6201 Blueback Rd, Nanaimo (Beside 7-11 on Dover)

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LEISURE & RECREATION NANAIMO COMMUNITY SENIORS SOCIETY Any senior can be part of the group. Get together on Wednesdays for luncheon at noon at the Moose Hall in Chase River, cost is $6. plus GST. ............................................................................................ 250-754-1708 NANAIMO HARBOUR CITY SENIORS Offers complete range of cultural and recreational activities, trips to city sights and other places in close vicinity. Offi ffice hours; Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 4:30 pm 500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.................................... 250-755-7501 PARADISE ISLE SENIOR SOCIETY Seniors Drop-in Centre. Games, hobbies, social gatherings. Nurse on staff does counsellling and educational classes on nutrition, etc. Every Tuesday and Thursday there is soup and sandwich lunch at noon. 201 Albert Street, Nanaimo ................................... 250-754-9566 SERGE AND SEW Retailer of sewing machines, sergers & accessories. Repairs & service. Classes available. #105 Nored Plaza, North Nanaimo. www.sergesew.com 250-390-3602 See our ad on page 7. VANCOUVER ISLAND MILITARY MUSEUM Incorporated in 1986, we are dedicated to providing not only a visual history of Canada's military heritage, but a reminder of

the sacrifices made by the men & women of Canada's Armed Forces in conflicts all over the world. 4750 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo. (Nanaimo North Town Centre) 250-756-2554 See our ad on page 16. WOODGROVE CENTRE With over 150 stores and services to choose from, you are sure to find everything you are looking for. 6631 N.Island Highway, Nanaimo www.woodgrovecentre.com 250-390-2721 See our ad on page 19.

CITY OF NANAIMO RECREATION FACILITIES PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURE ............ 250-756-5200 Beban Park Recreation Complex 2300 BOWEN ROAD Bowen Park Complex 500 BOWEN ROAD Oliver Woods Community Centre 6000 OLIVER ROAD Nanaimo Aquatic Centre 741 THIRD STREET Nanaimo Ice Centre 750 THIRD STREET Frank Crane Arena 2300 BOWEN ROAD Cliff ff McNabb Arena 2300 BOWEN ROAD ACTIVITY CENTRES Kin Hut Activity Centre 2730 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD Harewood Activity Centre 195 FOURTH STREET Departure Bay Activity Centre 1415 WINGROVE STREET Rotary Activty Centre 850 THIRD STREET (OFF JINGLE POT RD)

JEN’S HAIR & NAILS

Daily Matinees

One ticket Tuesday all for only $1125*

www.landmarkcinemas.com - Movie, pop & popcorn *Limited time offer. Surcharge on all 3D features Woodgrove Centre

250.390.5021

Every Monday is Seniors Day! 15% Discount Call now and book your appointment WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Next to the Mayflower Restaurant by Harewood Arms Pub Unit #1 - 508 - 8th St. | NANAIMO | 250.591.2636

Make us the home you deserve! Call Today 250-756-0799

ffor your u complimentary m li nt lun lunch h & ttour. u • Assisted living available • 3 meals served daily • Shuttle bus service 4088 Wellesley Ave. Nanaimo, BC V9T-6M2 (250) 756-0799/1-800-937-1117 Fax (250) 760-2888 www.lakeside-gardens.com info@lakeside-gardens.com

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Aff d bl Affordable Retirement Living overlooking beautiful Long Lake is just the beginning for an exceptional lifestyle!


SENIORS TRANSPORTATION AT YOUR SERVICE Transportation to and from medical appointments. Will take collapsible wheelchairs ........................................250-752-5611 BC CANCER SOCIETY Transportation to appointments ........................250-752-6774 BC FERRIES BC seniors (65 and over) travel free on most BC routes MonThur except holidays. Passenger fares only. www.bcferries.com .............................................888-223-3779

DRIVING MISS DAISY Assistance, ACCOMPANIMENT & incidental transportation for mobility, vision or/or memory impaired individuals. www.DrivingMissDaisy.net 250-714-5980 See our ad on page 14. GREYHOUND Fares, schedules and ticket ordering information. www.greyhound.com .................(After Hours 800-661-8747) HANDY DART A door-to-door transit system for those unable to access the public transit system.................................................. 250-248-4557

BC HIGHWAY CONDITIONS Check highway driving conditions online or by using their automated phone service. www.drivebc.ca ...................................................800-550-4997

HELPFUL HANDS Transportation to medical appointments - from Victoria to Campbell River, BC. ..................................................... 250-248-0486

BC TRANSIT Linking communities, businesses & lifestyles. Visit online at www.bctransit.com

ICBC SENIORS INSURANCE Discounts available for drivers aged 65 and older. www.icbc.com ............................................................. 800-663-3051

BCAA Offers Insurance, travel, membership benefits, car care, auto services and more. www.bcaa.com #400-6581 Aulds Road, Nanaimo ........................ 250-390-7700

ISLAND LINK BUS Provides passenger express bus service between most Vancouver Island points and BC Ferries’ services. www.islandlinkbus.com .......................................... 250-954-8257

CARE-ONE MEDI TRANSIT LTD. Stretcher/Wheelchair & Ambulatory Transportation Service with 24 Hour Non-Emergency Service. Veterans Affairs Canada cards accepted ............................................ 250-616-3206

ME M E MB MBER E RS G TA GE DISC DI D SC SCOU COU UNT U NT NT! T!

Come try our fast, friendly service. You don’t need an appointment, just drive up to our doors and let our wonderful staff take care of you. Relax in your vehicle with a cup of our delicious hot chocolate while we do an oil change and inspection of your vehicle. We only use the best warranty approved products, and in about 15 minutes you’ll be done and on your way!

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Information and Resource Directory for Seniors in Nanaimo

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