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Luxury you can afford Kiwanis Villa for Independent Seniors • Afffordable One and Two Bedroom Suites • Deelicious daily dinner meal •W Weekly light housekeeping & linen laundry service • LLifeline® emergency monitoring • A full range of social and recreational activities • Kitchens supplied with full-sized fridges and stoves • Exterior balcony or patio • Comfortable activity lounge and large sunroof deck • Located on major transit route with a bus stop just outside the door

Part of a village g of housingg and caree options that include: • Kiwanis Manor • Kiwanis House Assisted Living • Kiwanis Soroptimist Suites Supportive/ Assisted Living • Kiwanis Lodge Complex Care

Village amenities included Fireside Restaurant, General Store, On-Site Hairdresser, Village Activity Bus, Guest Rooms

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Seniors Information & Resources................................................ 5 Seniors Housing & Assisted Living ............................................ 10 Seniors Services & Organizations ............................................. 15 Government Information ......................................................... 21 Seniors Safety & Security ......................................................... 26 Health & Financial Services ...................................................... 29 Leisure & Recreation ................................................................ 34 Seniors Transportation ............................................................. 37 FREE

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Jim Pattison Hyundai 4123 Nanaimo Wellington Road • Nanaimo, BC 4123 Wellington Rd. 250-758-6585 • Toll Free 1-866-758-6585 www.pattisonhyundainanaimo.com Nanaimo, 250-758-6585 D#23669

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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.

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 finding out more about opportunities and services available locally. 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. 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. 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!

Seniors centres are a great starting place for information.

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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 ALCOHOL & DRUG INFORMATION Specialists respond 24/7 to enquiries on all aspects of alcohol & drug use & misuse ................................................... 800-663-1441 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 BC ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY Produces independent property assessments on an annual basis for all property owners. www.bcassessment.bc.ca 300-125 Wallace Street, Nanaimo....................... 800-977-2775 BC CANCER AGENCY Cancer research, education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment on Vancouver Island. www.bccancer.bc.ca 240 Lee Avenue, Victoria......................................... 800-670-3322 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 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 BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF VANCOUVER ISLAND Fairness & honesty in the marketplace. www.vi.bbb.org 220-1175 Cook St, Victoria ..................................... 877-826-4222 CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY Peer support, cancer information, information on obtaining financial aid and other programs. www.cancer.ca Unit E - 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo .......................250-741-8180 CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION Non-profit organization providing data & analysis on Canada’s health system & the health of Canadians. www.cihi.ca .................................................................. 250-220-4100

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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.crimestoppersonline.ca............................... 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

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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 Duff fferin 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

We are proud to offer a special selection of favourite menu choices for our valued customers age 60 and better. Come check out our vast selection of seniors specials any day!

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NANAIMO 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 See our ad on page 17 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

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SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCES NANAIMO AND DISTRICT HOME SUPPORT 528 Wentworth St., Nanaimo ................................ 250-754-3351 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 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 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

RCMP COMMUNITY POLICING (C.O.P.S.) Staffed by community volunteers 9:00am to 4:30pm. Nanaimo RCMP detachment, 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

WE OFFER: • support/compression stocking fittings • 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

Chase River - Next to Country Grocer

250-740-3880

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SENIORS HOUSING & ASSISTED LIVING

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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 off ffers 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 diff fferent levels of long-term care but are generally able to get around on their own. Assisted living includes a private, lockable, unfurnished unit

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.

THE CARE YOU NEED AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE At Wexford Creek experience the freedom and comfort of home with the flexibility of customizing your services in a private suite with full kitchen.

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SENIORS HOUSING & ASSISTED LIVING BERWICK ON THE LAKE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE 3201 Ross Rd, Nanaimo .....................................................................................................729-7995 See our ad on page 13

Nanaimo Seniors Village and

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 GOOD SAMARITAN/WEXFORD CREEK Wexford Creek is a unique community offering complex care and assisted living services. 80 - Tenth Street, Nanaimo www.gss.org ........................................................250-753-4044 See our ad on page 10 HECATE GARDENS 940 Hecate, Nanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-751-4933 KEEPING HOUSE CARE FACILITY 2263 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo ........................................................................................... 250-716-1920 See our ad on page 24

Luxury Independent living at its ďŹ nest

Nanaimo Seniors Village 6089 Uplands Drive, Highgate at Nanaimo Seniors Village 6081 Uplands Drive Nanaimo, BC 250.760.2325

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 See our ad on page 2 LAKESIDE GARDENS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY 4088 Wellesley Avenue, Nanaimo www.lakeside-gardens.com .................................. 250-756-0799 LITTLE MOUNTAIN MANOR Estelle is a registered nurse with over 25 years experience. 959 Little Mountain Road, Parksville www.littlemountainmanor.com........................250-248-4591 See our ad on page 28 LONG LAKE CHATEAU Simplify your life, make Long Lake Chateau your new retirement home. www.longlakechateau.com 250-756-1411 See our ad on page 14 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 11

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SENIORS HOUSING & ASSISTED LIVING 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 12 ORIGIN AT LONGWOOD An active lifestyle community with full service rentals, Mews premium suites and assisted living suites. Trial stays available. 6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo www.origin.ca 250-751-7755 See our ad on page 20 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

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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 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’ independent supportive living Reasonably-priced all-inclusive rents Superb meals Spectacular waterfront views Intimate, cozy & secure setting Near everything downtown has to offer

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SENIORS HOUSING & ASSISTED LIVING LIVESMART BC Helping BC residents make better energy choices. www.livesmart.bc.ca ................................................ 800-663-7867

for repairs of lower value homes. www.cmhc-schl.ca.ca/en/ co/prfinas_009.cfm fi ................................................... 800-668-2642

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRAC TENANT RESOURCE & ADVISORY CENTRE Works to improve legal protection for tenants to protect/ increase the supply of affordable rental housing. www.tenants.bc.ca .................................................... 800-665-1185 VANCOUVER ISLAND REAL ESTATE BOARD Online at www.vireb.com 6374 Metral Drive, Nanaimo ................................. 250-390-4212

NANAIMO’S PREMIER RETIREMENT RESIDENCE

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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.

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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?

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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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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 The Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society started more than 30 years ago with the discovery of a diary next to a dead woman’s body. The diary contained more than 39 days worth of entries, all exactly the same – ‘No one called or visited me today.’ The elderly woman’s story was reported in a Winnipeg newspaper and came to the attention of Sister Roseline Dunn, who formed a Phone a Friend Society to lessen the loneliness seniors feel. A few years later, Dunn moved to Nanaimo and, noticing the large elderly

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.

population, felt the same sort of organization was needed here. She formed the Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Ministry Society, which later became the Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society. Christine McCubbin said there are seniors who are lonely in Nanaimo who just need someone to connect with. They just need to know that people care. She gets calls from seniors who have no one to talk to. Their friends have passed away and their family lives in a different city, province or country.

“They get desperately lonely and start to get depressed and if depression sets in everything goes downhill,” said McCubbin. McCubbin said the goal of the society, celebrating 30 years in Nanaimo this year, is to help seniors remain as independent as long as possible. Volunteers visit with clients through telephone calls and in person. To volunteer, donate or for more information about the Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society, please call 250-756-9455, e-mail telvisit@shaw.ca or go to www.ntvs.ca.

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SENIORS SERVICES & 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

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

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

BC LUPUS SOCIETY Provides education & support to people with lupus. www.bclupus.org ....................................................... 800-585-8787

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 PARAPLEGIC ASSOCIATION Assists people with spinal cord injuries & other physical disabilities to achieve independence. www.bcpara.org ......................................................... 877-816-8700

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

BC SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY Support & education for people with schizophrenia & other serious mental illnesses. www.bcss.org .............................................................. 888-888-0029

ARROWSMITH COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY Dedicated to the “quality of life� for everyone living within its boundaries.................................www.arrowsmithcommunity.ca

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES Recruits blood donors, organizes and operates blood donor clinics ..........................................................www.bloodservice.ca

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

CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION Promotes health through diabetes research, education, service & advocacy. www.diabetes.ca........................................................ 800-226-8464

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SENIORS SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS CANADIAN LIVER FOUNDATION Dedicated to liver health & the elimination of over 100 forms of liver disease. www.liver.ca ................................................................. 800-856-7266 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 CLAIRE'S HOME CARE SERVICES LTD Rehabilitation, housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, respite, transportation, companionship, dementia care,non-invasive foot care, yard maintenance, handy man. www.claireshomeservices.com .........................................................250-751-8114/ 1-888-751-8114 See our ad on page 21 CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND The CNIB is a nationwide community-based registered charity committed to the vision health of all Canadians. www.cnib.ca................................................................. 800-563-2642 COAST REALTY-SHARRY CURRY & JENNIFER MERILEES Professionals selling your home quickly, assisting you in finding your new home. 4200 Island Highway, Nanaimo www.coastrealty.com ............................................... 250-758-7653 See our ad on page 19

COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS OF BC The purpose of the council is to advance the social and physical welfare of all BC elder citizens..........www.coscobc.ca 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 20 DENTURIST ASSOCIATION OF BC Everything you need to know about dentures & where you can find a local denturist ............................ www.denturist.bc.ca 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 FIRST STAGE TRANSFORMATIONS Professional downsizing, de-cluttering & organizing. Staging the existing home, setting up at the new residence. www. nanaimohomestaging.com. www.nanaimohomestaging.com .....................250-619-0682 See our ad on page 5

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SENIORS SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS 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 15 HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION OF BC YUKON Prevention & relief of heart disease & stroke. Funds research and educate in BC. www.heartandstroke.bc.ca 401-495 Dunsmuir, Nanaimo................................ 250-754-5274 MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING MADD’s mission is to stop impaired driving and support victims of this crime. www.madd.ca.............................................................. 866-900-6233 MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CANADA 1401 West Broadway, Vancouver ........................... 800-366-8166 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 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.nfl flabc.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. Offi ffice hours; Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 4:30 pm 500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.................................... 250-755-7501 NANAIMO LIFELINE PROGRAM Personal Emergency Response Service - sends help at the push of a button. #202-1801 Bowen Road, Nanaimo www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/lifeline ............................................................................................ 250-739-5770 See our ad on page 28

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NURSE NEXT DOOR Companionship, personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation, alzheimer & dementia care, live in care & much more. www.nursenextdoor.com ....................................... 250-667-0190 See our ad on page 15

SALVATION ARMY The largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada. www.salvationarmy.ca 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo ........................................ 250-754-2621

NEW HOPE Various support programs for newly bereaved widows and widowers .................................................. www.newhope-grief.org 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

SEABREEZE RELAXATION MASSAGE FOR WOMEN Soothing, relaxing massage for women to help relieve your stress. #302-21 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo 250-729-6135 See our ad on page 27 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

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SENIORS SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS 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 STROKE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION Helping stroke survivors in BC ........www.strokerecoverybc.ca SERVICES CANADA Information on government services .................. 800-662-6232 TELFORD'S BURIAL & CREMATION CENTRE "Inflation Proof" Pre-arrangement Plans • Markers & Monuments • Complete Service & Reception Facilities. Nanaimo & Ladysmith's ONLY independent funeral homes. 112 French Street, Ladysmith ............................... 250-245-5553 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo ............................... 250-751-2254 See our ad on page 27 THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION The Legion’s 1,600 branches provide support to veterans & seniors including low-cost housing, healthcare and home support. www.bcyukon.legion.ca Branch 10 ....................................................................... 250-753-4442 Branch 256 .................................................................... 250-754-8128 VANCOUVER ISLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY Central Services, 6250 Hammond Bay ................. 250-758-4697 Gabriola, 5-575 N. Gabriola Island ......................... 250-247-7878

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• ActNow BC Seniors’ Community Parks. • Age-Friendly Cities Guide. There are many more resources available online at www. his.gov.bc.ca/seniors.The site also includes information on provincial legislation of interest to seniors — from assisted living standards and power of attorney, to representation and the tenancy act.

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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

TOURISM BRITISH COLUMBIA www.hellobc.com ...................................................... 800-435-5622 TRAVEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Automated application service 24/7.................... 800-661-2668

OMBUDSMAN British Columbia’s independent voice for fairness. www.ombudsman.bc.ca ......................................... 800-567-3247

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

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

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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 fl floor) Victoria ............... 250-356-8160

ABORIGINAL BUSINESS CANADA 300 W. Georgia, 21st Floor, Vancouver www.abc-eac.ic.gc.ca ................................................604 666-3871

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

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

SERVICE BC Basic information on government programs, with toll free transfers to provincial government offices. www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca ....................................... 800-663-7867

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

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 PARKS CANADA www.pc.gc.ca ............................................................... 888-773-8888 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 SERVICE CANADA Full service centres offering a mix of information and transactional services. www.servicecanada.gc.ca ...................................... 800-662-6232 VETERANS’ AFFAIRS CANADA Promotes the health and well-being of Canadian veterans, programs and services. www.vac-acc.gc.ca 900-605 Robson Street, Vancouver .................... 866-522-2122 WEATHER INFORMATION Government weather reports ..........www.weatheroffi ffice.gc.ca

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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........................................ k 250-753-7065 Councillor Bill Holdom ......................................... 250-729-8983 Councillor Diana Johnstone............................... Johnstone ............................... 250-754-9996 Councillor Jim Kipp ............................................... 250-753-5212 Councillor Larry McNabb .................................... 250-753-2792 Councillor Fred Pattje ........................................... 250-758-7575 Councillor Loyd Sherry......................................... 250-729-7323 Councillor Merv Unger......................................... 250-756-0399

LANTZVILLE COUNCIL & MAYOR Mayor Colin Haime Haime................................................ ................................................ 250-390-1304 Councillor Rod Negrave Negrave....................................... ....................................... 250-390-4892 Councillor Brian Dempsey .................................. 250-390-4222 Councillor Warren Griffey.................................... ey .................................... 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 269 / #5241st Ave. Ladysmith www.dougroutley.ca.............................................. 250-245-9375 See his ad on page 22

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 and serves as opposition critic for the Attorney General. #4 - 77 Victoria Crescent Nanaimo, BC. www.leonardkrog.mla.ca.ca .............................. 250-714-0630 See his ad on page 22

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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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ADDRESS CHANGE For moves within BC, use this website to electronically send change of address information to various provincial government programs and/or offices. www.addresschange.gov.bc.ca ........................... 866-775-0011 AGING WELL IN BC Access the report from the Seniors Advisory Council online at www.hls.gov.bc.ca/seniors BC HIGHWAY CONDITIONS Check highway driving conditions online or by using their automated phone service. www.drivebc.ca ...................................................800-550-4997 BC HOUSING A provincial program dedicated to providing housing assistance to those in need. www.bchousing.org ................................................. 800-787-2807 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 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 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) 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 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

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SENIORS SAFETY & SECURITY GAS LEAKS & ODOURS Terasen Gas .................................................................... 800-663-9911

EMERGENCY NUMBERS POLICE, FIRE OR AMBULANCE ..................................DIAL 911 All areas serviced by 911 except Lasqueti .......... 250-248-6111 AIR OR MARINE EMERGENCY For aerial or water emergencies............................. 800-567-5111 ALCOHOL & DRUG REFERRAL Helpline offering 24 hour assistance.................... 800-663-1441

HAVEN SOCIETY 24-hour help for abused woman ........................... 250-754-0764 POISON CONTROL CENTRE Info, resources & emergencies................................ 800-567-8911 POWER OUTAGES & EMERGENCIES Cellular *49376 or........................................................ 888-769-3766

BC - SPCA For animal emergencies in Nanaimo ................... 250-758-8444

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CHILD FIND BC To report a missing child or sighting.................... 888-689-3463

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

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SENIORS SAFETY & SECURITY OTHER RESOURCES 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 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 BAR ASSOCIATION Promotes fair justice systems, effective law reform, equality in the legal profession and discrimination elimination. Dial-A-Lawyer Information: Referral Service ............................................................800 663-1919 Dial-a-Law Scripts .......................................................800 565-5297

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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 DIAL-A-LAW A free service providing general information about law in BC. Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm .................. 800-565-5297 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 NANAIMO LIFELINE PROGRAM Live safely & independently in your own home. For more information or to apply for lifeline, please call or email. lifeline.nanaimo@viha.ca ....................................... 250-947-8213

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anaimo, with its large senior population, offers ff a wide array of health and educational services targeted to older users. There are a particularly large number of valuable educational opportunities available to seniors through the City and the Regional District of Nanaimo's parks and recreation departments and Vancouver Island University.

The Nanaimo VIU campus offers ff a number of diff fferent Adult Basic Education, Continuing Education and university transfer type courses open to anyone but also offers ff the unique ElderCollege. ElderCollege, available to people 55 or over, off ffers a variety of general interest classes taught by volunteers, which members can access through a $15 annual membership and low percourse fees. It off ffers a more participatory learning experience than usual college classes with no quizzes or grades and a lot of lively, informative discussion. They off ffer classes on everything from writing, drawing and birding to computers, bridge games, philosophy, history, literature and science. All of these educational opportunities, along with the region’s plethora of active living opportunities help keep the senior population physically healthy and mentally active well into their retirement years.

There are a variety of programs and services in Nanaimo to help seniors stay active, healthy and financially secure into their retirement years.

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HEALTH & FINANCIAL SERVICES DR. PETER BRAWN We can help you enjoy eating again with mini implant supported dentures. 233 Prideaux Street Nanaimo www.enjoyeating.ca ................................................. 250-740-0027 See our ad on page 23 BELTONE HEARING Free hearing hearing tests; hearing aid dispensing, repairs, batteries, WCB and DVA provider. #105-2000 N. Island Hwy, Nanaimo www.beltone.com ..................................................... 250-756-9900 See our ad on page 7 CENTRAL DRUG STORES Providing prescriptions, specialty compounding, blister packaging, & 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 Duff fferin 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 6 CALVORI HEARING Hearing aids & hearing tests. Full time Audiologist. #110-2124 Bowen Road, Nanaimo www.calvorihearing.com ....................................... 250-760-0749 See our ad on page 24

CLINE MEDICAL CENTRE New answers for medical conditions - Our Integrative Approach to Healing. 233 Prideaux Street Nanaimo www.clinemedical.com ........................................... 250-753-3030 See our ad on page 25 DUNDEEWEALTH - Rick Kowalchuk, Investment Advisor Personalized advice to achieve your goals. The highest quality financial products & services. #103-6596 Applecross Road, Nanaimo rkowalchuk@dundeewealth.com ....................... 250-390-0732 See our ad on page 30 FORGET-ME-NOT DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICE We provide dental cleanings for seniors who cannot travel to a dental office. 1342 Marina Way Parksville. www.forget-me-notdentalhygieneservice.ca 250-468-7428 See our ad on page 24 FRANCHISE PLANNING GROUP LTD. Tax and estate planning, wealth management, defensive planning investments & insurance. #1 - 1551 Estevan Road Nanaimo adryden@businessplannersfinancial.com fi ...... 250-716-7000 See our ad on page 31

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HEALTH & FINANCIAL SERVICES ISLAND HEARING Free hearing tests and consultations, hearing aids, amplified phones. Financing available. 161 Selby Street ............................................................250-754-9233 105 - 6560 North Island Hwy ....................................250-390-1113 www.islandhearing.com See our ad on page 16 KIM SCHLOSSER, CFP., FMA. - EDWARD JONES Independent full service investment firm, specializing in conservative long term investing. #430-2980 Isl. Hwy. N., Nanaimo www.edwardjones.com ...250-758-0081 / 1-866-293-9701 See our ad on page 32 MAYCOCK EYE CARE Complete eye examinations by Dr. Jesse Petreman for children & adults, designer eyewear, sunglasses & contact lens. www.maycockeyecare.com ................................... 250-758-4175 See our ad on page 17 MEDICHAIR - NANAIMO Full sales, service & rental provider of home medical equipment. Locally owned. 2517 Bowen Road, Unit #6, Nanaimo. www.medichair.com.............250-756-9875 / 1-800-667-1406 See our ad on page 26

NANAIMO & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION The foundation creates opportunities for donors to advance healthcare in our communities. #102 - 1801 Bowen Road, Nanaimo www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com........... 250-755-7690 See our ad on page 29 PHARMASAVE Home health care products, equipment rentals, crutches, wheel chairs, walkers, blister packing. Free Prescription Delivery, 10% Seniors' discount every day. 2 locations: #5 1273 Island Hwy. S. ......................250-755-1830(Chase River) 1816 Bowen Road Nanaimo ......250-740-3880 (Westhill Plaza) www.pharmasave.com See our ad on page 9

HEALTH 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 BC NURSELINE Provides 24-hour, confidential health information & advice. Speak to a registered nurse 24-hours or a pharmacists from 5pm to 9pm every day.

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HEALTH & FINANCIAL SERVICES CONTINUING HEALTH SERVICES - VIHA Open: Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm. www.viha.ca/hcc 200-180 McCarter St, Parksville ........................... 250-951-9500 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 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) 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 with limited information about your MSP account, benefits and services. www.health.gov.bc.ca.............................................. 800-663-7100

MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION LINE www.heretohelp.bc.ca............................................. 800-661-2121 NANAIMO LIFELINE PROGRAM Personal Emergency Response Service - sends help at the push of a button. #202-1801 Bowen Road, Nanaimo www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/lifeline ............................................................................................ 250-739-5770 See our ad on page 28 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 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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MAKE THOSE SAVINGS LAST. How much can I withdraw to do everything I’ve planned? How much spending is too much spending? Will all the years of saving be enough? If these are the questions you’re asking yourself these days, let’s schedule a time when we can sit down and answer them together. We’ll take a look at all your investments – regardless of where you hold them – to determine if your savings match your plans, or if we can adjust your plans to meet your savings.

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HEALTH & FINANCIAL SERVICES 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.canadabenefi fits.gc.ca ..................................... 800 622 6232 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

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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 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’ SUPPLEMENT Provides financial benefits to approximately 40,000 lowincome seniors ............................................................. 800-465-4911 VARIETY - THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF BC Leave a Legacy. Leave a Bequest in your Will to Variety and BC’s children who have special needs. www.varietybc.ca/legacy ....................................... 800-381-2040 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

Learning for Life! Are you 55 or older? Do you love to learn and laugh? Do you want to meet others with similar interests? What are you waiting for? Join to take advantage of many learning opportunities in Parksville and Nanaimo. Choose from a wide variety of courses led by volunteer instructors with a passion for their topics. Become an ElderCollege member today. Call 1-866-734-6252.

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Ove two fun-filled days, grandkids and their Over gra grandparents will: Share hands-on learning activities. Earn a “degree” in one of the offered majors. Enjoy a BBQ and evening recreation. Stay together in the Student Residences. Enjoy time together. Create lasting memories!

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LEISURE & RECREATION ALBERNI OUTPOST-COUNTRY CLUB CENTRE We carry everything you need to paddle, walk, camp & hike in style. www.albernioutpost.com ...................................... 250-760-0044 See our ad on page 35

HARBOUR CITY BINGO Nanaimo's only charity operated not for profit commercial ff the Parkway - corner of 5th Street & bingo hall. Exit 16 off Bruce Street in University Village Mall ............................................................................................ 250-754-1421 See our ad on page 34

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 20

NANAIMO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Community Orchestra with six concerts per year, musical gems, local artists, student mentorship. Call us for more information ................................. 250-245-7276 See our ad on page 38

COTTONWOOD GOLF COURSE 18 hole championship course for players of all levels of skill. 1975 Haslam Road Nanaimo www.cottonwoodgolfcourse.com ..................... 250-245-5157 See our ad on page 27

NELLIE'S DUTCH DELI European imports, homemade food, eat in or take out. New line of gluten free products. #500 - 2980 Island Hwy (Rock City Centre behind Earls) ..................................................... 250-729-7044/ fax 250-585-7044 See our ad on page 18

CRUISE HOLIDAYS We are your cruise experts...river cruises to mega liners. Knowledge of ports around the world. #102 - 3150 Island Hwy. www.yourcruiseexperts.com................................ 250-758-7893 See our ad on page 20

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 26

ETA BUS TOURS Casino's, festivals & events, scenic tours, sporting events, plays & performances, worldwide destinations. 529 Wentworth St. www.etabustours.com ........250-753-3752 / 1-877-752-3752 See our ad on page 21

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 22

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LEISURE & RECREATION SERGE & SEW Retailer of sewing machines, sergers & accessories. Repair & service. Classes available. #105 Nored Plaza, North Nanaimo. www.sergesew.com ................................................. 250-390-3602 See our ad on page 16 SHAGANAPPI DESIGNS Exclusively designed wreaths, swags and garlands for all occasions using permanent botanicals. www.shaganappidesigns.ca ................................. 250-585-4948 See our ad on page 28 SMITTY'S RESTAURANT Great variety of dinner specials & senior discounts available 117 - 50 Tenth Street Nanaimo ............................................................................................ 250-716-8887 See our ad on page 8 ACTIVE LIVING COALITION FOR OLDER ADULTS (ALCOA) Information to help older Canadians to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activities ..........................www.alcoa.ca ACTIVE LIVING GUIDE The RDN Recreation and Parks Department Active Living Guide for spring 2010 can be viewed online .. www.rdn.bc.ca

BC PARKS Responsible for the management & conservation of a system of ecological reserves, provincial parks & recreation areas. www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks ................................ 800-689-9025 BC SENIORS GAMES The BC Seniors Games promote active participation in sport and recreation for B.C. seniors 55 years of age and over. www.bcseniorsgames.org...................................... 250-385-3610

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)

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CONSUMERS SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING: Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. Limited time offers are subject to change without notice. Administration fee, duties on new tires (where applicable), $72 PPSA (where applicable), other taxes, license, insurance, applicable fees and registration are extra. *MSRP of a new 2010 SX4 AWD Hatchback with manual transmission (Model H3NB2J0), 2010 Grand Vitara with automatic transmission (Model L2NB5T0) and 2010 SX4 Sedan with manual transmission (Model S3LB1J0) is $22,990/$29,545/$19,090 ($1,395/$1,550/$1,395 destination and delivery charge included). **Limited time finance offers available to qualified retail customers on approved credit. Special bi-weekly purchase financing offer is available for a 72/72/72 month term or for a total of 156/156/156 bi-weekly payments. The bi-weekly payment at 0%/0%/0% purchase financing APR is $133/$165/$95 with $2,175/$3,600/$2,000 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0/$0/$0 for a total obligation of $22,923/$29,340/$16,820 ($1,395/$1,550/$1,395 destination and delivery charge included). †MSRP of models shown, 2010 SX4 AWD Hatchback JLX with automatic transmission (Model H3NB720), 2010 Grand Vitara JLX with automatic transmission (Model L2NB5V0) and 2010 SX4 Sedan Sport with manual transmission (Model S3LB1KO) is $26,090/$31,045/$21,090 ($1,395/$1,550/$1,395 destination and delivery charge included). Ω”NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS” applies to purchase financing offers on all new 2010 models. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. Information shown is based on the latest available information at the time of print. See participating dealers for conditions and details. Offers end March 6th, 2010.

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SENIORS TRANSPORTATION AT YOUR SERVICE Transportation to and from medical appointments. Will take collapsible wheelchairs ........................................250-752-5611

GREYHOUND Fares, schedules and ticket ordering information. www.greyhound.com .................(After Hours 800-661-8747)

BC CANCER SOCIETY Transportation to appointments ........................250-752-6774

HANDY DART A door-to-door transit system for those unable to access the public transit system.................................................. 250-248-4557

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

HARRIS MAZDA Guaranteed, convenient, expert Mazda service at a fair price on new & used vehicles. 2525 Bowen Road, Nanaimo. www.harris mazda.com......250-758-9125 / 1-888-213-2015 See our ad on page 39 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 CHAUFFEUR Pre-booked door to door passenger service. www.islandchauff ffeur.com ..................................... 250-954-9694

BUS PASSES FOR SENIORS Affordable transportation on all BC transit systems for low-income senior citizens and persons who are disabled; information and application service .................... 866-866-0800 CARE-ONE MEDI TRANSIT LTD. Stretcher/Wheelchair & Ambulatory Transportation Service with 24 Hour Non-Emergency Service. Veterans Affairs Canada cards accepted............................................ 250-616-3206 DRIVING MISS DAISY Provides assistance, accompaniment and transportation services to seniors and those with disabilities. www.drivingmissdaisy.net .................................... 250-714-5980 See our ad on page 18

ISLAND LINK BUS Provides passenger express bus service between most Vancouver Island points and BC Ferries’ services. www.islandlinkbus.com.......................................... 250-954-8257 JIM PATTISON HYUNDAI We have a great selection of new and used Hyundai cars. 4123 Wellington Road, Nanaimo. www.pattisonhyundainanaimo.com ............ 250-758-6585 See our ad on page 4 NEAL'S NANAIMO SUZUKI Offering a wide range of new and used cars for every budget. 4100 Wellington Road Nanaimo. www.nanaimosuzuki.com............................... 250-756-7766 See our ad on page 36

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SENIORS TRANSPORTATION NEWCASTLE NISSAN We offer a diverse collection of premium pre-owned vehicles as well as our new vehicles. 3612 Isl. Hwy N., Nanaimo. www.newcastlenissan.com ............................. 250-756-1515 See our ad on page 37 NANAIMO HONDA Don't open your hood to strangers. Factory trained technicians servicing your Honda. 2535 Bowen Road, Nanaimo www.nanaimohonda.com ................................................. 250-741-1465 1-800-336-0766 See our ad on page 40

PACIFIC COMPANION Assisted Accessible Transportation....................... 877-617-0400 RDN REGIONAL TRANSIT INFORMATION Regional transit services, information and schedules. www.rdn.bc.ca............................................................. 250-954-1001 TRAVEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Helps alleviate medical transportation costs for eligible B.C. residents. ........................................................................ 800-661-2668 VIA RAIL CANADA Operates a dayliner service from Victoria to Courtenay, and return, daily. www.viarail.ca ................................... 250-248-6144

Caregiving in Canada By Wendy Pratt, Executive Director, Nanaimo Community Hospice Some startling statistics on the issues surrounding caregiving in Canada were recently highlighted in an online report from the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) and in a fact sheet released by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). It is estimated that there are presently over fi five million caregivers in Canada and approximately 1 million of these are caregiving for a loved one in the last months or year of their life. By 2031 that number of older adults requiring formal or informal assistance will have increased by 200 per cent. In a recent study sited by CARP, 26 per cent of Canadians reported they had cared for a family member or close friend with a serious health problem in the last 12 months. Of these, 22 per cent took upwards of one month off ff work and 41 per

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