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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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Mental Health / Counselling - Adult Community Counselling - Grief

Grief Support For Seniors

Offers information sessions, individual counselling and group support for seniors dealing with caregiving and loss.more info

Address / Contact Info
Grief support for Seniors, Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
1080 St. George Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S
Phone: (250) 758-8857
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Seniors

Nanaimo Widows Support Group

Assists widows of all ages through times of grief, loneliness and challenge, with companionship, weekly meetings and social outings. Meetings are held on the first 3 Wednesdays of each month at 1:00 pm at the Howard Johnson hotel in Nanaimo. All widows welcome. Please call 250-722-3353 for time and location.more info

Address / Contact Info
Howard Johnson Hotel (Terminal Avenue)
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 758-4843
Classification Tags
Topics: Seniors

Surviving Widowhood

This drop-in grief support program focuses on issues unique to widows age 60 and under whose spouse has died.more info

Address / Contact Info
1729 Boundary Avenue (Hospice House)
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 758-8857
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Women