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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.


Community Health and Social Service Programs

Westhill Dental Clinic

Westhill Dental Clinic offers family and cosmetic dentistry services. Focused on all aspects of dental care, we provide a wide range of dental services. We can restore missing or damaged teeth with high-quality dental fixtures and implants. Our cosmetic dentistry services also includes teeth whitening and dental inlays.more info

Address / Contact Info
Westhill dental clinic
109-1808 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5W4
Phone: (250) 754-9903
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Dental Care
Community Headings: 23

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

Wig & Breast Prosthesis Banks

Offering a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses and bras to cancer patients throughout BC who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
Web Links Website Email

Woodgrove Dental Center

more info

Address / Contact Info
103-5070 Uplands Dr
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N1
Phone: (250) 729-9787
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Dental Care, 45
Community Headings: 23

Woodgrove Pines Clinic

Located in north Nanaimo, Woodgrove Pines Clinic provides guidance and hands-on-care to enable its patients to recover from injuries and improve overall health. more info

Address / Contact Info
102-6135 Metral Drive
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 2L7
Phone: (250) 390-2003
Web Links Website

Work BC - Employment Resource Centre

Operates a resource room, offering free access to computers, workshops, job postings and job search assistance. Job seekers can set up an appointment to meet with a Case Manager for one-to-one support with career, training and self-employment exploration as well as job search activity.more info

Address / Contact Info
101 - 155 Skinner Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5E8
Phone: (250) 714-0085
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Employment

WorkBC - Employment Resource Centre

Provides individualized support to help job seekers find and maintain employment and improve employment readiness. Self-serve resource area provides career and job search resources, job postings, career-related books and labour market information, and access to computers, phone, fax, photocopiers, and printers. Offers job search workshops, essential skills training for employment readiness, and short-term training to meet minimum entry requirements or develop specific skills for a job or an industry. Also provides referrals to funded skills training, self-employment services, wage subsidy services, case management and personal employment planning services. Supplemental services for people with complex needs may be available, or delivered through other qualified service providers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Brooks Landing, 255, 2000 Island Hwy North
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 3V5
Phone: (250) 729-5627
Fax: (250) 756-8899
Web Links Website Email
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Employment Services

Wounds Canada

Established in 1995, the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin health and wound management in Canada. Dedicated staff and volunteers work to improve the health of Canadians at risk for skin breakdown and the practice of the health-care professionals who care for them.

Friends of the organization include health-care professionals and students, researchers, corporate supporters, government decision-makers, caregivers and, most importantly, patients.

CAWC is dedicated to a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to wound management and prevention to improve the health of Canadians. Our Association focuses our efforts in key areas:

CAWC Focus:
1. Professional education to enhance health professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes
2. Public advocacy and education on how to prevent and manage wounds
3. Research to enhance understanding of effective wound management and prevention
4. Creating and nurturing partnerships to support the CAWC’s goals of improving patient outcomes
more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Association of Wound Care
PO Box 35569 York Mills Plaza
, North York, ON, M2L 2Y4
Phone: (416) 485-2292
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-710-2289
Web Links Website Email
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Wound Care
Community Headings: Community Resource

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide

A guide to make sure you are prepared for any disaster.more info

Address / Contact Info
Your Emergency Preparedness guide
Toll-free: 1-800-622-6232
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23