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Information & Resource Directory for Seniors in Nanaimo

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Volunteer Shopping Service If you have a condition that prevents you from being able to come to one of our stores to shop, you may be a candidate for our Sendial service We have organized a special group of volunteers who will phone and take your order and then Thrifty Foods will deliver your groceries the very next day. To register: Please visit the Customer Service Desk at the front of the store Or call: The Customer Service Line 1.800.667.8280 Port Place 650 South Terminal Avenue 250.729.2937

Longwood Station 5801 Turner Road 250.729.4950

Pharmacy: This location only 250.729.7240

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The Seniors Resource Directory is a special supplement to the Nanaimo News Bulletin. The Bulletin is distributed to more than 32,000 homes throughout the region every Tuesday and Thursday.

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SeniorS information & reSourceS aGinG WeLL in Bc Access the report from the Seniors Advisory Council online at www.hls.gov.bc.ca/seniors 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 aiDS VancouVer iSLanD/nanaimo www.avi.org .........................................................................753-2437 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 Bc HiGHWaY conDitionS Check highway driving conditions online or by using their automated phone service. www.drivebc.ca ...................................................800-550-4997 B.c. GoVernment retireD emPLoYeeS ........................................................................................... 250-760-0113 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 Brain injurY SocietY/nanaimo www.nbis.ca .............................................................. 250-753-5600 canaDian reD croSS Under the Homecare Services of this website, find information on medical equipment loan programs.......... www.redcross.ca 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 ceDar Women’S inStitute .....................................245-4016 cHronic Pain SuPPort GrouP .................. 250-754-4863 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

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SeniorS information & reSourceS cLaY tree SocietY For people with developmental disabilities ........................................................................................... 250-753-5322

firSt oPen Heart SocietY Vancouver Island ........................................................................................... 250-753-0143

cniB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) ........................................................................................... 250-751-2342

GranDParentS raiSinG GrancHiLDren SuPPort www.parentsupportbc.ca ....................................................................................... 1-800-377-0212

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

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 ............................... 1-800-465-4911

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

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)

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

Heart & StroKe founDation ..................................................................... 1-888-754-5274

DraGon Boat SocietY/nanaimo Annual festival in July ........................................................................................... 250-248-8802

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 ........................................................ 1-800-663-3051

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SeniorS information & reSourceS joHn HoWarD SocietY/nanaimo reGion 1585 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC ........................................................................................... 250-754-1266 LoaVeS anD fiSHeS communitY fooD BanK 1009 Farquhar St., Nanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-754-8347 meaLS on WHeeLS Assists people by providing hot nutritious meals at a reasonable cost. www.members.shaw.ca/mownanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-753-1300 meDic aLert founDation Provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets, necklets and watches. www.medicalert.ca ................................................... 800-668-1507 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

tHe meDicine SHoPPe PHarmacY Your Health, Our Priority. We provide comprehensive medication reviews, bone density screening, bubble packaging, monthly health & wellness events, and free prescription delivery. Two Nanaimo locations to serve you. 4186-a Departure Bay rd. (close to Wellington Secondary School) P: 250-760-0073; f: 250-760-0083 #303-5800 turner rd. (north ridge Village by Qf) P: 250-585-0325; F: 250-585-0327 nanaimo aSSociation for communitY LiVinG Helping adults with developmental disabilities. www.nanaimoacl.com 83 Victoria Cres., Nanaimo ..................................... 250-714-0047 nanaimo DiStrict muSeum 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-753-1821 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 neWS BuLLetin Two-times weekly community newspaper ........................................................................................... 250-753-3707

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SeniorS information & reSourceS nanaimo reGionaL GeneraL HoSPitaL Visit online at www.viha.ca 1200 Dufferin Crescent., Nanaimo...................... 250-741-2141 Greater nanaimo cHamBer of commerce Organization to 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 famiLY Life aSSociation Nanaimo Family Life is dedicated to the children, youth, and 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

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SeniorS HouSinG anD aSSiSteD LiVinG BerWicK on tHe LaKe retirement reSiDence Choices and options! All-inclusive independent assisted living, care and respite suites available. 3201 ross road, nanaimo. www.berwickretirement.com ............................ 250-729-7995 See our ad on page 16. GaBrioLa Senior citiZenS aSSn 685 North Rd, Gabriola

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GeneraL GeorGe r. PearKeS HouSinG SocietY 100-15 Buttertubs Drive, Nanaimo 250-753-5031 GooD Samaritan WeXforD creeK One-bedroom suites, great food, caring staff and numerous amenities within walking distance. 80-tenth Street, nan. www. gss.org .............................................................. 250-713-1690 KeePinG HouSe care faciLitY We provide seniors a superior level of personal care in a safe and comfortable environment. 2263 jingle Pot rd., nanaimo. www.keepinghouseseniorshome.ca .............. 250-716-1920 See our ad on page 12. KiWaniS ViLLaGe Independent, supportive, assisted living and complex care options to seniors requiring various levels of support and accommodation. 1233 Kiwanis cres. nanaimo www.kiwanisvillage.ca.......................................... 250-753-6471 See our ad on page 15.

LaKeSiDe GarDenS retirement communitY Designed for active and assistance-needed lifestyles. Lakeside offers choices for seniors at all levels of independence, as well as the convenience and security of a small-town style of retirement community. 4088 Wellesley avenue, nanaimo www.unicarehomes.com...................................... 250-756-0799 See our ad on page 6. LonGLaKe cHateau Simplify your life and enjoy everything Holiday has to offer as your new retirement residence. 3035 ross rd., nanaimo www.longlakechateau.com ................................ 250-756-1411 See our ad on page 20. maLaSPina GarDenS 388 machleary, nanaimo ..................................... 250-754-7711 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 8. nanaimo SerenitY LoDGe We offer seniors a retirement opportunity which implements an active, healthy and independent lifestyle. 940 Hecate St., nanaimo, V9r 4K8 ................................................... 250-753-0387 See our ad on page 12.

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nanaimo traVeLLerS LoDGe 1298 Nelson Street, Nanaimo, BC V9S 2K5 250-758-4676 / 250-585-5505 www.nanaimotravellerslodge.com oaK tree manor Independent seniors supportive housing. It's affordable prestige in the heart of Nanaimo. 325 Hecate St., nanaimo www.oaktreemanor.ca .......................................... 250-716-1799 See our ad on page 2 oriGin at LonGWooD An active lifestyle community with full service rentals, assisted living and long-term care suites. 6205 oliver road, nanaimo www.origin.ca ........................................................... 250-751-7755 See our ad on page 5 rV reSort on tHe LaKe RV lots for sale or rent. Fulltime or recreational use. Pet friendly park. 2323 arbot road, nanaimo www.resortonthelake.com ................................. 250-754-1975 Yana SeniorS SocietY 3690 Hammond Bay, Nanaimo

250-729-0233

WooDGroVe manor 6304 Metral Drive, Nanaimo

250-390-1036

Bc HouSinG A provincial program dedicated to providing housing assistance to those in need. www.bchousing.org ................................................. 800-787-2807 canaDian HouSinG & mortGaGe corPoration Provides information on housing and mortgage programs that are specific to seniors. www.cmhc.ca............................................................... 250-363-8040 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 nanaimo afforDaBLe HouSinG SocietY 350 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo www.nahs.ca ............................................................... 250-758-1158 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

WE OFFER: • support/compression stocking fittings (Westhill and Chase River only • equipment rentals • blister packing service • free local delivery of prescriptions • 10% seniors discount everyday • lottery, stamps, fax & photocopying

• phone & gift cards • ostomy/woundcare nurse on staff (at Westhill) • mastectomy/bra fittings (at Westhill) • pharmacist authorized to give vaccinations (at Chase River)

Westhill Centre - 1816 Bowen Road

250-740-3880

Beaufort Centre - 1588 Boundary Cr.

250-754-0091

Chase River - Next to Country Grocer

250-755-1830

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SeniorS SerViceS anD orGaniZationS 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 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................................... 250-753-6030 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 aLZHeimer SocietY of Bc Alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. www.alzheimerbc.org.............................................. 800-462-2833 anne’S HouSeHoLD SerViceS Whether it be cleaning, maintaining, repairing or installing, we can help you in and around your home or office with just about anything www.annes-household.com ................................. 250-716-3263 See our ad on page 11. artHritiS SocietY of Bc Committed to the research, care, education and advocacy for persons with arthritis. www.arthritis.ca/bc................................................... 800-321-1433

Bc LunG aSSociation Leads provincial and international lung health initiatives and lung disease prevention. www.bclung.ca ........................................................... 800-665-5864 Bc ScHiZoPHrenia SocietY nanaimo BoarD Support & education for people with schizophrenia & other serious mental illnesses. www.nanaimo. bcss.org .......................................... 250-753-9923 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 ceDar VaLLeY memoriaL GarDenS Pre-arranged cremation, cemetery and funeral plans. Taking care of all end of life burial and cremation needs. 2347 cedar rd., cedar, Bc ............................................................ 250-722-2244 www.cedarvalleymemorial.ca communitY connector Transportation services for seniors and persons with mobility challenges. ................................................................... 250-756-2669

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Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Chemainus’ only Independent Funeral Home

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SeniorS SerViceS anD orGaniZationS comPanion Home care aSSiStance .......................................................................................... 250-756-2669 DeLaneY reLocation SerViceS Taking care of everything from packing to hanging pictures. We even cook your first meal. 576 Hobson Place, courtenay V9n 8W5 ...................................................................... 250-334-9922 See our ad on page 18. DenturiSt aSSociation of Bc ........ www.denturist.bc.ca eLDer coLLeGe at Viu Provides unique and interesting learning opportunities for those 50 or better. www.viu.ca/eldercollege 900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, V9R 5S5 ....................... 1-866-734-6252 See our ad on page 7 firSt memoriaL funeraL SerViceS Serving B.C. since 1961 and Nanaimo since 1973. Pre-planning, service options, after care, reception area and chapel. www. firstmemorialfuneral.com 1720 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo ..................................... 250-753-7470 See our ad on page 23. Karen'S tranSitionS maDe SimPLe Specialists in seniors relocation, downsizing and dissolving estates. Reliable, seamless and personalized service. www. transitionsmadesimple.com 3210 Grandon Rd., Qualicum Beach .................. 250-927-7470 See our ad on page 23.

nanaimo communitY SeniorS SocietY Any senior can be a member of the group. Get together on Wednesdays for luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at the Moose Hall in Chase River, cost is $8.50 for guests, plus GST. ............................................................................................ 250-754-2820 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 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 famiLY Life aSSociation Nanaimo Family Life is dedicated to the children, youth, and families of our community. www.nflabc.org/ 1070 Townsite Road, Nanaimo ............................. 250-754-3331 nanaimo HarBour citY SeniorS Offers complete range of cultural and recreational activities, trips to city sights and other places in close vicinity. 500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.................................... 250-755-7501

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SeniorS SerViceS anD orGaniZationS 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 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 ParKinSon SocietY of Bc Addressing the personal and social consequences of Parkinson’s Disease in British Columbia. www.parkinson.bc.ca ............................................... 800-668-3330 SaLVation armY The largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada. www.salvationarmy.ca 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo ........................................ 250-754-2621 Senior outreacH team VIHA Nanaimo Seniors Health provides specialty services to community based older adults and their caregivers. ............................................................................................ 250-755-6225

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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 teLforD'S BuriaL & cremation centre "Inflation Proof" Pre-arrangement plans. Markers and Monuments. Complete Service and Reception Facilities. Nanaimo and Ladysmith's only independent funeral homes. 112 frend Street, Ladysmith ............................. 250-245-5553 595 townsite road ................................................ 250-591-6644 www.telfordsburialandcremationcentre.com See our ad on page 10 tHe roYaL canaDian LeGion The Legion’s 1,600 branches provide support to veterans and seniors. www.bcyukon.legion.ca Branch 10 ....................................................................... 250-753-4442 Branch 256 .................................................................... 250-754-8128 Branch 257 .................................................................... 250-390-2841 tHriftY fooDS When you go through the checkout, let the cashier know that you would like your groceries delivered and the arrangements will be made. To offset the cost of gasoline and vehicle maintenance, there will be a $5 charge per order. Port Place - 650 South terminal avenue ...... 250-729-2937 Longwood Station - 5801 turner road ........ 250-729-4950 Brooks Landing - 2000 island Highway ....... 250-729-2933 www.thriftyfoods.com See our ad on page 2

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Keeping House

A Home For Seniors •Enjoy Great Meals, Activities and Outings. •Respite & Daycare Available.

250-716-1920

2263 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo www.keepinghouseseniorshome.com

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HeaLtH & financiaL SerViceS Bc HeaLtH GuiDe ProGram Reliable health info that you can trust. 24 self-care program to you better understand & manage your health. www.bchealthguide.org ......................................... 800-465-4911 HeaLtH & SeniorS’ information Line Seniors can speak with a real person to answer questions on health programs & services. Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm. www.hls.gov.bc.ca/seniors .................................... 800-465-4911 B.c. SecuritieS commiSSion Raising awareness of investment fraud among B.C. preretirees and other seniors. 701 West Georgia St., 12th floor, Vancouver www.investright.org .....1-800-373-6393 or 604-899-6554 See our ad on page 2 BeLtone HearinG care centre Hearing care services including hearing tests, Beltone hearing aids, repair and service. 105-2000 island Hwy. n., nanaimo www.beltonecare.ca .............................................. 250-756-9900 See our ad on page 13 caLVori HearinG Hearing ads and hearing tests. Full time audiologist. #1102124 Bowen rd., nanaimo www.calvorihearing.com .................................... 250-760-0749 See our ad on page 6.

centraL DruG StoreS Providing prescriptions, specialty compounding, blister packaging, and home health-care products. Six Nanaimo locations to serve you. corner of albert/Dunsmuir Street .................. 250-753-6401 346 campbell Street .............................................. 250-753-5342 1125 Dufferin crescent ......................................... 250-716-0063 2220 Bowen road ................................................... 250-758-7711 6010 Brickyard road ............................................. 250-751-2576 Lantzville road ........................................................ 250-390-4423 See our ad on page 3 connect HearinG Listens so we can help people stay connected in their lives and confident in their conversations. 161 Selby St. 250-754-9233 105-6560 island Hwy. n., 250-390-1113 www.connectehearing.ca See our ad on page 17. Dr. Peter BraWn We can help you enjoy eating again with mini implant supported dentures. 233 Prideaux St., nanaimo www.enjoyeating.ca www.drpeterbrawn.ca ......................................... 250-740-0027 See our ad on page 12. GuaranteeD income SuPPLement Provides money on top of the Old Age Security Pension. www.servicecanada.gc.ca .......................................800 277-9914

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HeaLtH & financiaL SerViceS HeaLtH inSurance Bc Administers the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and PharmaCare on behalf of the Ministry of Health Services. www.hibc.gov.bc.ca ...................................................800 663-7100 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) meDicaL SerViceS PLan Automated 24/7 phone service with limited information about your MSP account, benefits and services. www.health.gov.bc.ca.............................................. 800-663-7100 mS SocietY of canaDa - centraL iSLanD cHaPter PO Box 39046, Nanaimo V9R 7B7 www.mssociety.ca/centralisland ..................... 250-754-6321 meDic aLert founDation www.medicalert.ca ................................................... 800-668-1507 nanaimo HearinG cLinic Full service hearing clinic offering hearing testing, hearing aid sales and service and other related products & services. 501 - 5800 turner rd., nanimo (northridge Village) www.nanaimohearingclinic.com ..................... 250-585-4100 See our ad on page 11

nanaimo SeniorS ViSitinG ProGram The Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Program's focus is the wellbeing of seniors who wish to live independently. We provide social interaction, either by telephone or in person. Our aim is to provide relief from loneliness through communication and support, to meet the challenges of aging and diminishing personal networks. 53156 Barons rd., nanaimo, V9t 4B5 www.midislandability.org info@ntvs.ca ............................................................... 250-756-9455 nurSe neXt Door Let Us Do The Caring. Attentive visits, delicious meals, light housekeeping, medication management, support with life’s essentials. Daily, live-in, nursing and end of life caring. www.nursenextdoor.com ................................... 1-877-588-8609 See our ad on page 4 PeGGY HouLt & aSSociateS - General tax accountant Disability Tax Credit Facilitator. Seniors income tax specialist. Over 35 years tax experience. Personalized service at reasonable rates. 5992 Schooner Way, nanaimo, V9V 1G1 hoult@shaw.ca .......................................................... 250-756-0644 See our ad on page 7.

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HeaLtH & financiaL SerViceS PHarmaSaVe Home health care products, equipment rentals, crutches, wheel chairs, walkers, blister packing. Free prescription delivery. 10 per cent senior’s discount everyday. 3 locations: #5-1273 South island Highway (chase river) ........................................................................................... 250-755-1830 1816 Bowen rd (Westhill centre) .................... 250-740-3880 #4-1588 Boundary crescent (Beaufort centre) www.pharmasave.com.......................................... 250-754-0091 See our ad on page 9.

rX ram PHarmacY A pharmacy with a difference specializing in compounding, medication management, home health care, customized prescription and non-prescription medications, blister packaging, free prescription delivery. 103-1629 townsite road, www.rxram.com ....................................................... 250-714-0703

PHarmacare Provides financial assistance to BC residents for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. www.gov.bc.ca/health ............................................. 800-663-7100

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

ProVinciaL HeaLtH SerViceS autHoritY (PHSa) 700 –1380 Burrard Street, Vancouver....................604 675-7400 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

SeniorS aDViSorY counciL To advise Minister of Health and Minister responsible. 1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria............................ 800-663-7867

VeteranS affairS canaDa Provides exemplary, client-centred services and benefits that respond to the needs of our veterans and their families. www.vac-acc.gc.ca .................................................... 866-522-2122 We care Home HeaLtH SerViceS Professional nursing and home support. Health at Home, Health at Work, Health in the Community. 2349 east Wellington rd., nanaimo www.wecare.ca ........................................................ 250-740-0035

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Kiwanis Village is a six acre campus of care, designed to provide a range of housing and care options. From independent housing to 24 hour nursing care, this unique setting supports seniors and people with disabilities to age in place. Our Housing & Care Options include: • Subsidized Affordable Independent Apartment • Private Pay Supportive Living • Publicly Funded Subsidized Assisted Living • Publicly Funded Subsidized Care in a Home-like Setting In Keeping with a true feeling of a community, Kiwanis Village Nanaimo also offers several convenient on-site amenities to help our residents feel right at home: • Recreation, Social Events and Outings • Fireside Restaurant • Frith-Radcliffe Auditorium • General Store • Guest Rooms • Hairdresser

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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 SerVice Bc Basic information on government programs, with toll free transfers to provincial government offices. www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca ....................................... 800-663-7867 VitaL StatiSticS aGencY - Working to improve the Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Name Changes, Wills and Registry Information. www.vs.gov.bc.ca 888 876-1633 income SecuritY ProGramS Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement. www.hrsdc.gc.ca ........................................................ 800-277-9914

information - GoV’t of canaDa www.canada.gc.ca ..................................................... 800-622-6232 PaSSPort canaDa Application forms: Passport offices, Canada Post outlets, via the Internet. www.ppt.gc.ca ............................................................ 800-567-6868 omBuDSman British Columbia’s independent voice for fairness. www.ombudsman.bc.ca ......................................... 800-567-3247

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 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)

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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 Councillor Bill Bestwick ........................................ 250-753-7065 Councillor Diane Brennan ................................... 250-713-6996 Councillor Jim Kipp ............................................... 250-753-5212 Councillor George Anderson ............................. 250-713-8201 Councillor Ted Greves ........................................... 250-729-0714 Councillor Diana Johnstone ............................... 250-754-9996 Councillor Fred Pattje ........................................... 250-758-7575 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 ............................................................................................ 877-607-4111 DiStrict of LantZViLLe Hours of Operation are 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. www.lantzville.ca 7192 Lantzville Rd., Lantzville .............................. 250-390-4006

LantZViLLe counciL & maYor Mayor Jack de Jong ............................................... 250-390-3242 Councillor Joe Bratkowski ................................... 250-390-2767 Councillor Brian Dempsey .................................. 250-390-4222 Councillor Denise Haime..................................... 250-390-4131 .................jpmillbank@shaw.ca Councillor Jennifer Millbank ................. jpmillbank@shaw.ca Councillor Andrew Mostad................................. 250-327-2285 Councillor Graham Savage ................................. 250-390-3368

ProVinciaL information DouG routLeY, mLa for nanaimo-nortH coWicHan Advocacy and referral, fax service, photocopying, certify true copy service, ministry contact information. Box 524/#524-1st ave., Ladysmith www.dougroutley.ca .............................................. 250-245-9375 See our ad on page 19. LeonarD KroG, mLa for nanaimo MLA for Nanaimo since may 2005 and serves as opposition critic for the Attorney General. #4-77 Victoria cres., ............................................... 250-714-0630 www.leonardkrog-mla.ca See our ad on page 10. micHeLLe StiLWeLL, mLa ParKSViLLe-QuaLicum 2B-1209 island Hwy e., Parksville, V9P 1r5.

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LeiSure, recreation & SHoPPinG artS counciL of nanaimo Gallery located in Nanaimo North Town Centre ........................................................................ 250-729-3947 aVaLon cinemaS Located at Woodgrove Centre, 6631 N. Island Hwy. ........................................................................................... 250-390-5021 Better meaLS Home delivered meals – three-course dinner for $6 (minimum order applies). 5742 Beresford St., Burnaby, V5j 1j1 www.bettermeals.com .................................... 1-888-838-1888 See our ad on page 10 BaLLroom Dance SocietY ........................................................................ 250-751-1899

tHe foam GuY Rest, relax, recover. Mattresses, cushions and upholstery for your residential, commercial and medical needs. In-home service available. 6481-B Portsmouth road, nanaimo www.foamguy.ca ................................................... 250-933-0600 See our ad on page 14 GLaDioLa & DaHLia SocietY ........................................................................ 250-755-1412 GoLD & SiLVer GuY We can help you downsize your estate by purchasing your gold, silver, coin or stamps collection. 3150 island Hwy n., 250-585-8555 or 619 townsite ave., nanaimo ............................................................................................ 250-591-5511 See our ad on page 22

cHarLie BroWn'S HeaLtH fooDS Serving Nanaimo for more than 40 years. Come and see us for all your vitamin supplements, organic produce and more. 17-1533 Estevan Rd., Nanaimo ............................ 250-753-5211 See our ad on page 11

joHnS BeDroom Barn Large selection of foam, solid wood furniture, convenient onsite services and deliveries. Locally owned and operated since 1989. 1707 Bowen rd., nanaimo www.johnsbedrooms.com ................................. 250-741-1777 See our ad on page 24

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GaLaXY cinemaS Located at Nanaimo North Town Centre, 213-4750 Rutherford Rd. ........................................................................................... 250-729-8000

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LeiSure, recreation & SHoPPinG nanaimo art GaLLerY Downtown: 150 Commercial St.; VIU: 900 Fifth St. ................................................................................ 754-1750

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nanaimo atHLetic cLuB Yoga, stationary cycling, Zumba. All-inclusive environment. All ages and stages welcome. 1451 Bowen rd. www.nanaimoathleticclub.com ....................... 250-716-1111 See our ad on page 21

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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 4

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SafetY anD SecuritY 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 Better BuSineSS Bureau of VancouVer iSLanD It Starts With Trust! The BBB of Vancouver Island promotes fairness & honesty in the marketplace. www.vi.bbb.org 220-1175 Cook St, Victoria ..................................... 877-826-4222 canaDian SafetY counciL Safety education materials, product information for seniors and contact numbers for provincial safety leagues (fire safety, propane, sports and active living, etc.) Visit online at ...........................................www.safety-council.org crime StoPPerS Pays up to $2000 for information that leads to an arrest for drug offences and stolen property recovery. www.crimestoppersonline.ca............................... 800-222-8477 juStice inStitute of Bc Educating & training those who want to make communities safer. www.jibc.bc.ca ...........................................800-222-8477 LaWLinK Free legal info, advice & self-help resources. www.lawlink.bc.ca ..................................................... 866-577-2525

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SeniorS tranSPortation aPPLecroSS automotiVe Full service automotive shop specializing in repairs to all domestic and imported vehicles. www.applecrossautomotive. com 2-6430 Hammond Bay Rd., Nanaimo ................ 250-390-2100 See our ad on page 11. 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 Bc cancer SocietY Transportation to appointments ........................250-752-6774 Bc tranSit Linking communities, businesses & lifestyles. Visit online at www.bctransit.com ................................................................................ Bcaa Offers Insurance, travel, membership benefits, car care, auto services and more. www.bcaa.com #400-6581 Aulds Road, Nanaimo ........................ 250-390-7700 Great canaDian oiL cHanGe A locally owned, family-run business. Give our fast, friendly service a try. 6470 Metral Dr., 250-993-3555; Country Club Centre, 250-729-3666 See our ad on page 21

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Questions I’m most often asked by Seniors Futon Sofa Sleeper

Seat Pad

Q: I’m going in for hip surgery soon and they tell me I need a cushion to sit up higher, any suggestions? A: We have the seat pads the hospital recommends as well as hip bolsters for your car. Retracta Bed

Pet Bed

Q: Now that we’ve downsized there isn’t much room for guests? A: A futon sofa sleeper is easy to use, 12 different styles, 5 different sizes, 6 different colors and 1000’s of patterns can be a great way to go. We have fold a beds to put on the floor in 4 different sizes from travel size to queen size. For the spare room check out our rectracta bed shown in a single over single this solid wood made in BC frame is available in double over single to sleep the whole family. We even have pet beds for your visiting buddies!

Hip Bolster

Fold-A-Bed

Q: My bed isn’t comfortable anymore; can I just add a topper? A: If your bed isn’t sagging and is just too firm then yes, however most of the time when I’m asked this the mattress is sagging/old and really needs replaced. For just a topper make sure that what you’re choosing is made in North America (very important as many are imported containing who knows what) and that it has never been squeezed into a box or package that is smaller than the topper as that potentially damages the product. We have a great selection including natural latex. If your mattress does need replaced make sure it’s a flippable mattress. For more on this go to www.johnsbedrooms.com and click on John’s articles, I’ve written on this subject extensively. – John Rogers, Owner Operator

1707 Bowen Rd. NANAIMO

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August 20, 2013