Central Okanagan

Community Resources

Meal and Food Programs

• Central Okanagan Food Bank
Caring For Our Community. See web site
for Hamper Distribution days and times
• Kelowna location
1265 Ellis Street
250.763.7161 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
• West Kelowna location
2545 Churchill Road, West Kelowna
250.768.1559 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
• Lake Country Food Bank
Food assistance to low income families.
Tue-Wed 9am-3pm, Thur 1pm-3pm
9830 Bottom Wood Lake Road
• Peachland Food Bank
2nd Saturday of every month 9-11:30 am
4440 5 Street, Peachland
250.767.3312 Judy

Community Gardens (Lake Country)
Activity for persons of all ages & abilities
• Oyama Community Garden
15710 Oyama Road
250.548.3857 Marj, Coordinator
• Winfield Community Garden
11187 Bottom Wood Lake Road
250.863.1147 Kate, 250.862.8825 Becky

Lake Country Seniors Buffet
Every Tues. noon, hot meal for seniors at
the Seniors Activity Centre, Bottom Woods
Lake Road. $9. Freezer meals available
250.766.4568 Dorothy

May Bennett Meal Program
Three course hot meal with special diet
capabilities. Dinners @ Home frozen
meals also available. Mon-Fri delivery
Pick up available from 11:30 am to noon.
Operated by Interior Health
www.okmeals.info continued

May Bennett Wellness Centre
135 Davie Road 250.860.3378
Meals On Wheels & Dinners@Home
Reasonably priced hot & frozen meals
delivered to your home. Frozen meals
available for pick-up at the office. A
community service since 1969. Volunteers
welcomed. Veteran Affairs assistance may
be available www.mow-online.com
2009A Enterprise Way 250.763.2424
See our ad and article on page 35



Accessible Parking Permits Program
Application (and information) available on
web site-complete and return to City Hall,
Revenue Branch. Fee as of Feb 2016 $20
1435 Water Street, Kelowna

Bus Pass Program
Bus Pass for Seniors
Affordable transportation on all BC transit
systems for low-income senior citizens
and persons who are disabled. See web
site for eligibility, cost, contact options
1.866.866.0800 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm


Disability Parking Permits
Parking permits for individuals and
organizations available online
1.888.718.7794 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm

Greyhound Canada
Senior discount for 62 and over, check
‘Seniors Discount’ & ‘Deals & Discounts’
on web site for other cost saving options
• 2366 Leckie Road 250.860.3036
• 108-2565 Main Street, West Kelowna
1.800.661.8747 Fare & schedule info
1.800.397.7870 TTY 24/7

Kelowna Regional Transit System
• 250.860.8121 Transit Service Info
• 250.762.3278 handyDART
Info Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-4pm

Travel Assistance Program
Assists with travel costs when medical
care is not available locally. TAP forms are
only available from your family physician
at the time the referral is made. See web
site for eligibility
accessing-health-care Click on ‘TAP BC’
1.800.661.2668 Automated service

Volunteer Drivers
• Freemason Volunteer Drivers provide
transportation to Cancer Centre from
airport or bus depot Mon-Fri. Pick-ups
from home: Kelowna, Lake Country,
Peachland. 24 hour notice required

Freemason Volunteer Driver Program
250.712.1101 1.800.299.0188
• Shriners Care For Kids
For BC children requiring specialized
procedures, accommodation,
transportation, associated medical
treatment. See web site for details

Support Groups / Self Help

Adult Day Programs
Day programs offer respite, providing
individuals with a sense of wellbeing
through participation in social, health and
recreational maintenance services. For
more information, call 250.469.7070

Al-Anon Family Groups
A fellowship for people whose lives have
been affected by someone else’s drinking.
See web site for area meetings
250.763.5555 Kelowna Area Info. Service

Alcoholics Anonymous
Support & information for individuals with
alcohol related problems. Check web site
for meeting info for Kelowna, Peachland,
West Kelowna, Winfield
250.763.5555 Kelowna Info. Service

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
Dedicated to promoting the increased
inclusion of blind, deaf-blind and partially
sighted in all aspects of social life
1.800.561.4774 Central Okan. Chapter
See our article on page 36

BC Association of Community
Response Networks
Stopping Adult Abuse & Neglect-Together
Kelowna Community Response Network
hosted by Seniors Outreach & Resource
Centre. See web site for contact info

BC Responsible & Problem Gambling
Program: Free information, resources
to support informed choices, healthy
behaviours with respect to gambling
participation. Free treatment & support
available for anyone struggling with their
own or a loved one’s gambling
1.888.795.6111 24 hour Help Line


Caregiver Support Group
For people providing support (caring
for a loved one at home or in a facility),
Interior Health offers a number of Support
Programs. Referral to Community
Care necessary. Call Central Intake for
information on education sessions and
other services offered

Compassionate Friends of Canada, The
Support group for parents who have
experienced the death of a child, any age,
any cause. Call for meeting information
250.807.2487 Kelowna Chapter

Gamblers Anonymous
Meetings every Thursday, 12 step program
7:30 pm Kalano Club
2108 Vasile Road
250.864.1213 Kathy

Kelowna Celiac - CCA
Serving BC Southern Interior. Provides
information/support for persons with
celiac/gluten intolerance and their families.
Sunday Potluck Meetings in Lake Country,
bimonthly Wellness Group meetings in
Kelowna. See web site for dates and
Chapter contacts
250.763.7159 Marie Ablett

Kelowna Women’s Shelter
Open, drop-in, weekly afternoon and
evening groups providing support,
information and skill development
opportunities to women who have been,
or still are in abusive relationships.
Communication/Lifeskills group.
Children’s group for those impacted by
family violence and abuse. Parenting
support for moms
See our ad and article on page 79


Lupus Society
Provide education, support to people
affected by lupus; create awareness
www.bclupus.org 1.866.585.8787
• 250.869.1335 Debra, Kelowna Support

Okanagan Prostate Resource Centre
Support group meets 2nd Saturday of
the month except July & Aug. 9-11 am
Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way
250.712.2002 call Bren Witt for
information, leave message if no answer

Mental Illness Family Support Centre
Family support groups, one-to-one
support, lending library, other services

BC Schizophrenia Society
203-347 Leon Avenue
250.868.3119 M-F 9am-Noon, 1-3pm

Mood Disorders Association of BC
Self-help support & education for people
with depression, bipolar disorder, other
mental illness, and their families. Check
web site for Interior Support Groups
www.mdabc.net 604.873.0103

Narcotics Anonymous
Self-help, support, information for those
recovering from a drug problem. See web
site for area meeting information
1.877.604.7613 Central Okan. Help Line

New Hope
Various support programs for newly
bereaved widows and widowers. Monthly
Kelowna support group meetings
250.860.6376 Lorna

Parkinson Society British Columbia
See web site for information for Kelowna
Support / Caregivers Groups

People in Pain Network
Kelowna Pain Self-Management
Meetings every 4th Saturday 10:30-noon
Kelowna Library, 1380 Ellis Street

Quit Now
BC Lung Association program to help you
to quit smoking. If you’re ready to quit, we
are here to help www.quitnow.ca
1.877.455.2233 Support Centre

Self-Management BC
Tasks that an individual must undertake
to live well with one or more chronic
conditions. See web site for details and
upcoming workshops in your region
1.866.902.3767 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Stroke Recovery Association of BC
Support groups provide a friendly social
environment where stroke survivors and
caregivers can get support/help in coping
with life after stroke. Meet every Thurs.
11am-2pm at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
380 Leathead Road
250.763.0556 Eva
See our article on page 29

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