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A new online tool has launched to help navigate seniors' living options

Community Health Notice posted: 12-Dec-2019 1:02 PM PST

To help physicians navigate the possible options for assisted living for their senior patients, EngAge BC, an operating arm of BC Care Providers Association, has launched Route 65, a free and confidential online resource that connects seniors with living and wellness options across BC.

Through Route 65, seniors and their families can locate quality independent living, home health care, assisted living or long-term care options in their community. Users can also use Route 65 to seek information about commonly used terminology, or learn how to access services and connect with relevant non-profits or government agencies. The website also includes a regularly updated blog.

EngAge BC staff are available to answer questions, or provide Route 65 brochures which can be shared with seniors or their families.

For more information, please contact the Programs Advisor, Marjahn O'Connor, at marjahn@engageseniors.ca.

More info

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