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Resource Hub Re: Seniors' Social Isolation - Nanaimo

Community Health Notice posted: 19-Aug-2019 9:25 AM PDT

Below is a link to a website developed as a one-stop knowledge hub for those who are working to reduce seniors' social isolation and to increase their social inclusion.

https://seniorsocialisolation.ca/

The website show cases the resources developed by collective impact projects designed to reduce seniors' social isolation at the population level, funded by the Government of Canada New Horizons Pan-Canadian 2015-2016 program:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/new-horizons-seniors.html

This website also holds reports and other resources from around the world related to understanding and addressing seniors' social isolation and increasing their social inclusion.


Low Income / Support

7-10 Club

Provides a free hot nutritious breakfast and bagged lunch to go.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 714-0917
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Food
Clinical Headings: Emergency, Nutrition
Community Headings: 11, Income Assistance

BC Bus Pass Program

Annual bus pass for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities on restricted incomes. Allows unlimited travel on the Regional transit system. Cost is $45 per calendar year.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Service BC

BC Ferries - Departure Bay Terminal

Seniors ride for free from Monday to Thursday (must show ID). Call 1-888-223-3779 for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-1261
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Income Assistance

BC Ferries - Duke Point

Seniors ride for free from Monday to Thursday (must show ID). Call 1-888-223-3779 for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Ferries - Duke Point
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 722-5888
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Income Assistance

BC Ferries - Gabriola Terminal

Seniors ride for free from Monday to Thursday (must show ID). Call 1-888-223-3779 for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-9344
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Income Assistance

BC Housing & Housing Registry

Offers supported independent housing single adults with permanent disabilities. Call 1-800-257-7756 for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-800-257-7756
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Emergency
Community Headings: Housing

Better Meals

Better Meals was established in 1993 by people who have an intimate understanding of the needs from seniors for well-prepared meals and a convenient delivery service. Our menus, which feature a wide variety of dishes to choose from, allow us to provide healthy and delicious meals that satisfy the specific diets of our customers.more info

Address / Contact Info
5742 Beresford Street
, Burnaby , BC, V5J 1J1
Toll-free: 1-888-838-1888
Web Links Website Email
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Food, Men, Seniors, Women
Clinical Headings: Emergency
Community Headings: Food Security, 11, Income Assistance

CARE-ONE MEDI TRANSIT LTD.

CARE-ONE MEDI TRANSIT LTD.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 616-3206
Fax: (250) 756-1430
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Emergency

Credit Counselling Society

Non-profit service providing confidential credit counselling, personal budget planning and debt repayment programs and alternatives. Counselling is free, non-judgmental and solution focused.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-888-527-8999
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Legal
Community Headings: Education, Income Assistance

Daughter On Call Seniors Services

Daughter On Call was founded by Val Bacon, B.A., who has experienced firsthand the need for a variety of services to maintain independent living for her aging Mother.
more info

Address / Contact Info
Daughter on Call Seniors Service
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 619-6600
Web Links Website Email
Features Accessible
Classification Tags