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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.

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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
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Emergency
Community Headings: Housing

Habitat For Humanity

Promotes home ownership by building simple, decent, safe and affordable homes for those who are unable to qualify for a conventional mortgage. Affordable because of an interest-free mortgage and no down payment required. Homes are built by volunteer labour and donated materials.more info

Address / Contact Info
1 - 4128 Mostar Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6C9
Phone: (250) 758-8078
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Housing

Habitat Restore

Sells affordable new and used building materials and supplies, with profits going to the Habitat for Humanity Program. Donations accepted with free pick-up available. Please call ahead before making donations.more info

Address / Contact Info
1 - 4128 Mostar Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6C9
Phone: (250) 758-8743
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Housing

M'Akola Housing Society

Provides homes primarily for aboriginal people where they can feel connected to traditional values and community.more info

Address / Contact Info
22 - 3201 Shenton Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5X6
Phone: (250) 756-4217
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Education