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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 - Food - Food Banks /Cupboards

Loaves & Fishes Community Food Banks

Family and/or survival bag distribution once per week. ID required. See "Description" for all Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
1009 Farquhar Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2G2
Phone: (250) 754-8347
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Food
Clinical Headings: Nutrition
Community Headings: Food Security, Free Service

Nanaimo Foodshare

Whether we're developing small-scale businesses, teaching a canning workshop, or distributing locally grown produce through the Good Food Box program, at Foodshare we help people develop the skills they need to increase food security, build community, and be self-sufficient. Through our programs, workshops, and community networks, our aim is to educate and empower by sharing not just food -- but also information, resources, workloads, and new opportunities.more info

Address / Contact Info
271 Pine Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2B7
Phone: (250) 753-7470
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Food
Community Headings: Food Security

St. Paul's Anglican Church - Chapel Street

The Community Neighbours Lunch serves soup and sandwiches on the 3rd Friday of each month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. See "Description" for other Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
100 Chapel Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5H2
Phone: (250) 753-2523
Classification Tags
Topics: Food

St. Vincent De Paul

Provides emergency food assistance for those in need who qualify, and who are unable to get help from other sources. (The phone # is an answering machine - an attempt will be made to return the call within a few days).more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-8500
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Food

The Salvation Army Emergency Food Services

Emergency food services available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. First come, first served - other services available by appointment from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.more info

Address / Contact Info
19 Nicol Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-2621
Classification Tags
Topics: Food

The Salvation Army Meal Program

more info

Address / Contact Info
19 Nicol Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 714-1142
Classification Tags
Topics: Food