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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

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Low Income / Support - Clothing / Goods

Friends of Haven Thrift Shop

Low cost used clothing, toys, small furniture and appliances, books.more info

Address / Contact Info
451 Albert Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2V9
Phone: (250) 754-3687
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Nanaimo Hospice Shoppe - Bowen Road

Volunteer, shop, or donate gently used clothing, jewelry, collectables, books, household tools and items and furniture. 100% of profits support Nanaimo Hospice programs.more info

Address / Contact Info
35 - 1925 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1H1
Phone: (250) 585-0885
Web Links Website
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Nanaimo Recycling Exchange & Community Market

Used clothing, small electronics, household goods and books at reasonable prices.more info

Address / Contact Info
2477 Kenworth Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5K4
Phone: (250) 758-7777
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
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Community Headings: Community Resource

St. Andrew's Economy House Store

Low-cost used clothing, small household items, children's items.more info

Address / Contact Info
311 Fitzwilliam Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3A6
Phone: (250) 753-1924
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The Salvation Army Thrift Stores

See "Description" for other Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
1613 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G5
Phone: (250) 754-9340
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