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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 - Transportation

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

HandyDART

Convenient door-to-door transportation for people with special needs. 5 tickets for $17.50 or 20 tickets for $65. Call for vendor locations. Does not operate on statutory holidays.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 390-3000
Features Accessible
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Nanaimo Regional Transit System

Offers a variety of fare options and kids under age 5 ride free. The "Kids Ride Free" program allows a paying family member or guardian to bring 2 children (age 14 and younger) on board for free travel between 5 pm Friday to the end of service Sunday.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 390-6565
Web Links Website
Classification Tags

Wheels for Wellness

Volunteer Transportation to non-emergency medical specialists appointment. A driver will pick you up at your home, deliver you to your appointment and deliver you back to your home. more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
Phone: (250) 338-0196
Web Links Website Email
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Volunteer Resources