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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Samaritan House

Temporary emergency shelter for women and children, nourishment, hygiene and clothing, and on-site case management and referrals to community resources and programs.more info

Address / Contact Info
355 Nicol Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4T5
Phone: (250) 753-1474
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Topics: Shelter

Scouts Canada

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BC
Toll-free: 1-888-855-3336
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Topics: Youth

Screening Mammography Program

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1804B Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5W4
Phone: (250) 716-5904
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Topics: Women

Self Management British Columbia

Self-management refers to the tasks that an individual must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks include gaining confidence to deal with medical management, role management, and emotional management. more info

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210- 4907 Chisholm Street, 101- 4906 Delta Street
, Delta, BC, V4K 2V2
Toll-free: 1-866-902-3767
Fax: (604) 940-2099
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Self-Management Health Coach program

Self-Management Health Coach Program provides individualised telephone support for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic pain, cancer, heart, kidney and lung diseases, arthritis, lupus, Parkinson, MS, etc. Volunteer health coaches provide weekly 30 minutes telephone coaching for 3 – 6 months for individuals wanting to improve their confidence and motivation to become healthier and to better manage the daily challenges of living with chronic conditions. Individuals are paired with coaches based on gender and possibly shared chronic conditions. more info

Address / Contact Info
University of Victoria, Institute of Aging & Lifelong Health
Ste 210, 4907 Chisholm St
, Delta, BC, V4K 2K6
Main Line: (604) 940-1273
Toll Free: 1-866-902-3767
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Semi-Independent Living Program

Training and support for adults with developmental disabilities who live on their own. Teaches skills required to live independently.more info

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228 - 285 Prideaux Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N2
Phone: (250) 754-5015
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Sendial Program (Thrifty Foods)

Shopping and home delivery service designed for those who are physically unable to shop for themselves ($5 delivery charge and payment required upon delivery - they do not accept cash).more info

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BC
Toll-free: 1-800-667-8280
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Topics: Seniors

Senior Peer Counselling

Provides counselling and support to alleviate loneliness and isolation of seniors who are age 55+. The service is offered in the home, the office and community. Seniors are encouraged to enjoy healthy ageing through physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.more info

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1070 Townsite Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1M6
Phone: (250) 754-3331
Fax: (250) 753-0268
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Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Seniors Day At The Movies

Call (250) 390-2721 (ext. 0). The 1st Tuesday of the month at Woodgrove Mall (excluding May-August). Tickets are $4 for seniors ages 55+. Pick up tickets at the guest services counter in the Food Court.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 390-2721
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Topics: Seniors

Seniors Health and Seniors Care

We provide care for seniors in a variety of settings, from hospitals and clinics to your home.more info

Address / Contact Info
1655 Grant Ave
, Nanaimo , BC, V9S 2J2
Phone: (250) 755-6229
Fax: (250) 755-3371
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