North Okanagan Shuswap

Community Resources
Resources

Charities, Foundations

Before You Give...
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) web site
has a useful resource called ‘Giving to
Charity: Information for Donors’. Facts
about tax savings, donation receipts,
charities regulations, and how to be an
informed donor www.cra-arc.gc.ca/donors
1.800.267.2384 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
1.800.665.0354 TTY


BC Cancer Foundation
Make a gift in memory to honour the life of
a loved one, friend, family member
www.bccancerfoundation.com
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna V1Y 5L3
250.712.3921 1.866.230.9988


BC SPCA
Non-profit organization dedicated to
protecting and enhancing the quality of life
for domestic, farm & wild animals
www.spca.bc.ca
1.855.622.7722 Animal Cruelty Hotline
• Vernon & District Branch
 4800 Haney Road, Vernon V1H 1P6
 250.549.7297
• Shuswap Branch
 5850 Auto Road SE, Sal. Arm V1E 2X2
 250.832.7376


Canadian Cancer Society
Make a One-time Gift, Monthly Gift,
Honour Gift, Memorial Gift
www.cancer.ca
102-1433 St. Paul Street
Kelowna V1Y 2E4 1.800.403.8222


Canadian Red Cross
Donate online, by mail, by phone, monthly
giving, gifts of stock, planned giving -
legacy, RRSPs
www.redcross.ca
124 Adams Road, Kelowna V1X 7R2
250.491.8443 1.800.661.3308


Community Foundation of the
North Okanagan
Dedicated to improving quality of life in
the region by distributing earnings
www.cfno.org
304-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon V1T 1S1
250.542.8655
See our ad and article on page 12


Heart & Stroke Foundation BC/Yukon
In Memoriam,In Honour,general donations
www.heartandstroke.bc.ca
4-1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna V1Y 9M9
778.313.8090 1.866.432.7833
See our ad on page 91


North Okanagan Hospice Society
Respect, comfort, compassion
www.nohs.ca
3506 27 Avenue, Vernon V1T 1S4
250.503.1800


Shuswap Community Foundation
Uniting Those Who Care with the Needs
of our Community
www.shuswapfoundation.ca
450 Lakeshore Dr. NE, Salmon Arm
Box 624, V1E 4N7 250.832.5428
See our ad and article on page 10

 

Shuswap Hospice Society
Hospice & Palliative Care Resource
Centre. Community Caring for
Community
www.shuswaphospice.ca
Suite 4-781 Marine Park Drive
Salmon Arm V1E 2W7
250.832.7099 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
See our ad and article on page 17

Shuswap Hospital Foundation
Accept, manage, disburse funds for the
benefit of Shuswap Health Services
www.shuswaphospitalfoundation.org
Main Hospital Entrance
601 10 Street NE, PO Box 265
Salmon Arm V1E 4N3 250.803.4546


Terry Fox Foundation
Working together to outrun cancer
www.terryfox.org
2669 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G7
1.888.836.9786


Sing for Your Life Foundation
Music for Healthy Aging. Improving the
health and wellbeing of older Canadians
who live at home or in residential care,
through music. Silver Song Group
coming to Vernon Autumn of 2017
www.sfylc.org 250.860.5408
See our article & Ossicle ad on pg.16


United Way North Okanagan Columbia
Shuswap
Moving people from poverty to possibility
www.unitedwaynocs.com
3304 30 Avenue, Vernon V1T 2C8
250.549.1346
1.866.448.3489

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation
Support North Okanagan health care
needs with your tax deductible donation
www.vjhfoundation.org
2101 32 Street, Vernon V1T 5L2
250.558.1362
See our article on pg. 26, ad on pg. 27


The War Amps
Committed to Improving the Quality of Life
for Canadian Amputees, including children
via the Child Amputee (CHAMP) program
www.waramps.ca
2827 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4 1.800.363.4067
See our ad and article on page 19

Education

BCAA Road Safety Program
Seniors Driving: How aging can affect
driving, assess & maintain your driving
skills, adjusting driving habits, renewing
your driver’s license, good vision, driving
at night, medications and driving, fitness
& driving, signs that driving habits should
change - declining skills, alternatives to
driving, online videos, tools, and more
www.seniorsdriving.caa.ca


Justice Institute of BC (JIBC)
Educating and training those who
make communities safer; world leader in
justice and public safety education
www.jibc.ca
825 Walrod Street, Kelowna
250.469.6020 1.888.865.7764


Kelowna & District Safety Council
Offers various programs for mature drivers
including 55 Alive ($35), Seniors Winter
Driving, Seniors Assessment & Refresher,
ICBC Retest Preparation; Motorcycle
Training, Driver Licensing. Okanagan’s
foremost safety training facility. See web
site for details. www.kdsc.bc.ca
395 Hartman Rd. Kelowna 250.765.3163
1.888.580.7233 Register, class info
See our ad on page 73


Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society
Focus on literacy awareness, education
www.shuswapliteracy.ca
358 Alexander Street NE, Salmon Arm
250.463.4555


Literacy Society of the North Okanagan
Formerly Junction Literacy. We help to
gaps in community literacy. Volunteers
welcomed for the One to One Children’s
Literacy Program. Find out more at...
www.literacysociety.ca
303-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon
250.275.3117 closed over summer
See our article on page 15


Simon Fraser University
Liberal Arts and 55+ Program
Opportunity to learn for the joy of learning,
enhance your creativity, sharpen your
critical thinking skills. See web site for
programs and details
www.sfu.ca/liberal-arts 1.844.782.8877


St. John Ambulance
First aid training, volunteer community
services. Course descriptions on web site
www.sja.ca/bc


Vernon/North Okanagan Shuswap branch
1905 47 Avenue, Vernon
250.545.4200
Thompson Rivers University
Open Learning offers distance learning
for everyone. You can complete online &
distance courses and programs anytime,
anywhere to accommodate your active
lifestyle and diverse interest. See our ad
on page 85 and learn more at...
www.truopen.ca
1.800.663.9711


Vernon & District Immigrant and
Community Services Society
Three different levels and schedules
of English classes free to permanent
residents and naturalized Canadians
www.vdicss.com
100-3003 30 Street 250.542.4177
See our ad and article on page 14


Library Services

Okanagan Regional Library
www.orl.bc.ca
Branches...
• 10-3305 Smith Drive, Armstrong
250.546.8311
• 1-2425 Golf Course Dr., Blind Bay
250.675.4818 South Shuswap branch
• 1114 Highway 6, Cherryville
250.547.9776
• 514 Cliff Avenue, Enderby
250.838.6488
• 5771 Highway 97, Falkland
250.379.2705
• 10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Lake Country
250.766.3141
• 2250 Shields Avenue, Lumby
250.547.9528
• 15718 Oyama Road, Oyama
250.548.3377
• The Mall at Piccadilly, Salmon Arm
250.832.6161
• 921 Salmon River Rd., Salmon Arm
250.832.4719 Silver Creek branch
• 2-446 Main Street, Sicamous
250.836.4845
• 3867 Squilax Anglemont Road
Scotch Creek North Shuswap branch
250.955.8198
• 2803 30 Avenue, Vernon
250.542.7610
See our ad and article on page 20


Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Library System
See the Thompson Nicola edition of
Experience 50+ Living for our article and ad
www.tnrdlib.ca
614 Shuswap Avenue, Chase
250.679.3331 Chase Branch


Meal and Food Program

Community Garden Network
Greater Vernon model is a partnership
between Regional District, Food Action
Society, volunteer garden committees. See
website for handbook, East Hill and West
Vernon registration forms
www.vernon.ca/parks-recreation/
programs-schedules/community-garden
http://foodaction.ca/about/community-gardens


Community Gardens (Lake Country)
Activity for persons of all ages & abilities
www.okanaganway.ca/municipal/parksrecreation-
culture/community-gardens/
• 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


Community Kitchen for Seniors
Once a month at Salvation Army Church
3303 32 Avenue Vernon
250.545.7617 Diane


Community Kitchens Vernon
Learn how to cook healthy, affordable
meals. Groups in Armstrong, Cherryville,
Enderby, Lumby, Salmon Arm, Vernon.
See web site for details
http://communitykitchens.webs.com


Food Action Society of North Okanagan
Non-profiit charitable organization, mission
to improve food security by cultivating a
healthy, sustainable, regional food system
through education and community action
www.foodaction.ca
c/o Social Planning Council
3105 33 Street, Vernon 250.275.8814
• Good Food Box North Okanagan
Assists hundreds of individuals & families
access affordable locally-sourced fresh
fruits & vegetables for only $16/month.
See web site for details, volunteering info
www.goodfoodbox.net
250.545.7617 Diane


Good Food Box Shuswap
Food buying cooperative for those finding
it difficult to stretch their food dollars
• Shuswap Family Resource and
Referral Centre. See web site for details
www.familyresource.bc.ca/services/goodfood-
box/
181 Trans-Can. Hwy NE, Salmon Arm
250.832.2170 Mon-Thur 9am-5pm
• Seniors’ Resource Centre
www.seniorsresourcecentre.org
320A 2nd Avenue NE, Salmon Arm
250.832.7000 Mon-Fri 9am-3pm


Kalamalka Demonstration Garden &
Patchwork Community Farm
Two acre demonstration garden exhibiting
sustainable gardening practices. Offers
skill-building, inclusive recreational
opportunities for people of all abilities.
Check Facebook page for hours, events
www.okanagan.bc.ca/page32034.aspx


Lake Country Food Bank
Food assistance to low income families.
Tue-Wed 9am-noon; 1pm-2:30pm -
Hampers only. Thur 1pm-2:30pm - new
intakes only - call for appointment
www.Facebook.com/lakecountryfoodbank/
9830D Bottom Wood Lake Road
250.766.0125


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


Meals on Wheels
• Vernon: Pleasing variety of safe,
flavourful, nutritious meals by Schubert
Centre. Available to anyone who has
difficulty purchasing and/or preparing
meals. Delivery in Vernon area at noon
Mon., Wed., Fri. DVA meals available
To subscribe or volunteer, call
250.549.4201 Schubert Centre
See our ad on page 25

Salvation Army Food Bank
Mon, Fri 9-12, Tue, Thur 9am-2pm, Wed
9-11. Food Hampers-call for appointment.
Hot lunches at Church Wed 11:45am-1pm
1-441 3 Street SW, Salmon Arm
250.832.9194


Salvation Army Food Bank
Only authorized Food Bank in Vernon
www.vernonhouseofhope.com
3303 32 Avenue, Vernon
250.549.4111 call for appointment


Shuswap Second Harvest (Food Bank)
Wed 4:30 - 6 pm, Friday noon - 2 pm
Volunteer information - see web site
www.shuswapsecondharvest.ca
430 Alexander Street NE (rear)


Salmon Arm
250.833.4011 Diana
Send donations to:
Box 1062, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P2


Wheels to Meals
• Armstrong: Wednesday noon, full course
meal at the Legion, $8, pre-registration
250.546.8455 Legion
• Enderby: Wednesday noon, September
to-June, full course meal at Senior
Citizens Hall, $8
236.426.2425 Betty
• Lumby: Thursdays 11 am to 2:30 pm
September to June, full course meal at
OAP Hall, $7, take-outs by 11:30 am, rides
available
2 50.547.6417
• Sicamous: Tue & Thur noon, full course
meal at Eagle Valley Haven, $7
2 50.836.2437 Delivery available
• Sorrento: 2nd & 4th Tues. late Sept. to
mid-June. Sorrento Drop-In Centre. Home
cooked noon meal - $8 by reservation
250.675.4871 Luise

Programs and Groups

Advocacy Access Program
Disability Alliance BC
Place of support, information and
advocacy for people with all disabilities
www.disabilityalliancebc.org
1.800.663.1278 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


Better At Home
United Way managed program helping
seniors remain independent in their
homes, connected to their communities
www.betterathome.ca
• Lake Country Health Planning Society
www.lakecountryhealth.ca
778.215.5247
• Eagle Valley Community Support Society
Serving the Shuswap, Enderby, Falkland
www.shuswapbetterathome.ca
1214 Shuswap Avenue, Sicamous
250.253.2749 Central Intake
See our ad on this page
• NexusBC Community Resource Centre
Vernon, Armstrong, Lumby, Cherryville
www.nexusbc.ca
102-3201 30 St, Vernon 250.545.0585
See our ad and article on pages 30, 31


Churches of Salmon Arm Thrift Shop
Monday 11am-5pm, Tuesday to Friday
10am-5pm; Saturdays 10-4:30
www.Facebook.com/churches.thrift
461 Beatty Avenue NW, Salmon Arm
250.832.8234


Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention
Centre of BC
Help is available. We are truly here to listen,
here to help 24/7. Call number below or
your local crisis centre.
www.crisiscentre.bc.ca
1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)
604.872.1234 Seniors Distress 24/7


Day Break Adult Day Centre
Socializing and Care-Giver respite.
Community Care nurse referral needed
3000 Gateby Place (The Gateby, Vernon)
250.545.4456 ext. 35259


Elderly Assessment & Short Term
Treatment (EAST) Program
Fall prevention education, exercise, by
referral from a Health Care professional
3000 Gateby Place, Vernon
250.545.4456 ext. 35262


Emergency Management BC
Advisories of active emergencies, disaster
readiness and recovery, fire safety and
death investigation
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/
emergency-preparedness-responserecovery
1.800.663.3456 report disaster/emergency


First Nations Friendship Centre Society
Mental Health & Addiction Program
designed to provide outpatient drug,
alcohol, mental health and family
counselling, workshops, support groups
www.vernonfirstnationsfriendshipcentre.com

2904 29 Avenue, Vernon
250.542.5311


Harmony Haven Adult Day Program
Community Care Health Services
2-2770 10 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm
250.803.4525 Cy Odell


Literacy Society of the North Okanagan
Formerly Junction Literacy Centre
Volunteers welcomed for our One to One
Children’s Reading program. See our web
site for more opportunities and services
www.literacysociety.ca
303-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon
250.275.3117 closed over summer
See our article on page 15


North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury
Society
Comprehensive range of services to
survivors of an Acquired Brain Injury, their
families and caregivers
www.nosbis.ca
364B Ross Street NE, Salmon Arm
250.833.1140


Neighbourlink Shuswap
Serving and valuing people in an
unconditional, non-judgemental way - by
giving a single focus to connecting for
assistance when going through hardship.
Mon-Wed-Fri noon to 3:30 pm
250.832.3272 Salmon Arm


Probus Clubs
Purpose of a Probus (Professional
Business) is to bring together retired,
semi-retired persons who have
backgrounds of responsibility and to foster
fellowship. See web for info Salmon Arm,
Shuswap, Copper Island and Vernon clubs
www.probus.org/canada.htm


Vernon & District Immigrant and
Community Services Society
Settlement issues, employment services,

English language (ESL) classes for
immigrants and newcomers
www.vdicss.com
100-3003 30 Street 250.542.4177
See our ad and article on page 14


Vernon Crisis Line
Good Morning & Suicide Prevention
Programs. Help is available 24/7. If you
are in need of support, call...
1.888.353.CARE (2273)
www.peopleinneed.ca
103-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon
250.545.8074 Program office
310.6789 Mental Health Support
1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)

Resource Centres

Copper Island Seniors Resource Centre
Providing info, coordination of services
for seniors of South Shuswap. Computer
& IPad Tutoring, Transportation, Frozen
meals, Foot Care, Luncheons, Support
Groups. Info on programs available
through IHA and volunteer groups,
assistance with forms/applications
http://sshss.ca
10-2417 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay
250.675.3661


Eagle Valley Community Support
Society (Sicamous & Malakwa)
Variety of programs & services - food
bank, resource library, various Senior’s
Support programs, Information/referrals
www.shuswapbetterathome.ca
1214 Shuswap Avenue, Sicamous
250.836.3440 See our ad on page 88


Family Resource Centre Society for the
North Okanagan
Senior Support Volunteer Program -
trained volunteers provide support for
senior clients experiencing various
age-related issues - social isolation,
depression, dementia. Clients must be
referred through IHA Seniors Mental
Health team - call 250.549.5737. New
volunteers welcomed. continued...
www.vernonfrc.ca
201-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon
250.545.3390 M-F 9-4:30, closed noon hr


NexusBC Community Resource Centre
Providing services for job-seekers,
employers, volunteers and seniors
• Volunteer Services: Recruitment &
placement of individuals who wish to
volunteer in the community
www.volunteervernon.ca
• Seniors Services: Assistance with
government applications, Housing
Guide, Better at Home program -
see listing on page 83. Community
Services Directory, referrals to
agencies for senior abuse and/or legal
issues, Income tax program
www.nexusbc.ca
102-3201 30 Street, Vernon
250.545.0585 Mon-Thur 9am-4pm
See our article on pg. 30, ad on pg. 31


Seniors’ Resource Centre
Meal services: Better Meals, grocery
shopping. Programs: Caregiver Support
Group, Day Away, Foot Care, Income
Tax, Friendly Check-In, Senior Advisor,
Lunch with Friends, Good Food Box
www.seniorsresourcecentre.org
320A 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm
250.832.7000
See our ad on page 89
Shuswap Hospice Society
Hospice & Palliative Care Resource
Centre. Community Caring for Community
www.shuswaphospice.ca
Suite 4-781 Marine Park Drive
Salmon Arm V1E 2W7
250.832.7099 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
See our ad and article on page 17


The Shuswap Family Resource &
Referral Centre
Lending Library, Good Food Box,
Sustainable Food program, Grandparents
Raising Grandchildren, Community
Kitchens, Support Counselling. See web
site for info on all Programs/Services
www.familyresource.bc.ca

181 Trans Canada Highway NE
250.832.2170 Salmon Arm


Whitevalley Community Resource Centre
Family services, Community Garden,
Senior Drop-In Mon-Wed-Fri at Saddle
Mountain Place. Seniors Connect
program. Consider donating your time and
talent as a volunteer www.whitevalley.ca
2114 Shuswap Avenue, Lumby
250.547.8866
 

Service Organizations

Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans
Non-members welcome!
www.anavets.ca
2500 46 Avenue, Vernon 250.542.3277


BC OAPO
Old Age Pensioner Organization
Promotes best interests of elder citizens in
all matters pertaining to their welfare
www.bcoapo.ca continued...
• North Okanagan Regional
Representative: Vivian Davis
250.547.9311
• Lake Country 55+, Winfield
250.766.5437 Anne Robinson
• Monashee 50+ Club, Lumby OAPO 117
250.547.0075 Jim Tyndall
• Vernon Seniors OAPO #6
Meets 3rd Tuesday (except July and
August) at Schubert Centre 1:30 pm
250.545.0075 Edgar Wolf
• Vernon OAPO Orange Bottle Program
To help Health Care Professionals and
Paramedics assess your condition when
called to your residence. To register,
contact Edgar Wolf
250.545.0075


BC Partners for Mental Health and
Addictions Information
Mental health and substance use
information you can trust
www.heretohelp.bc.ca
310.6789 BC Mental Health

Support Line 24/7. Call for info on local
services or if you just need to talk to someone
www.heretohelp.bc.ca/connect/
community-resources
1.800.661.2121 - order publications


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan
Mission to support & enhance the wellbeing
of young people through positive
mentoring relationships. See web site for
what and how to donate. Donate clothing,
and household items at Value Village
www.bigs.bc.ca 1.800.404.4483


CARP
A New Vision of Aging for Canada
www.carp.ca
1.888.363.2279
Canadian Blood Services
Recruits blood donors, organizes and
operates blood donor clinics to provide
blood for hospitals in Canada. Use ‘clinics’
locator on web site www.blood.ca
1.888.236.6283


Council of Senior Citizens
Organizations of BC (COSCO)
Purpose is to advance the social and
physical welfare of all BC elder citizens
www.coscobc.org
604.882.8203 Sec. Annette O’Connor


Independent Living Vernon
Works for societal change, remove
barriers so that people with disabilities
have the opportunity to realize their full
potential; Parking Placards program
entitling people with mobility disabilities to
utilize accessible parking spaces
www.ilvernon.ca
107-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon
250.545.9292 1.877.288.1088
Kindale Developmental Association
Non-profit society providing wide range of
services to people with diverse abilities in
the North Okanagan Shuswap
www.kindale.net
2725A Patterson Avenue, Armstrong
250.546.3005


Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mission to stop impaired driving and
support victims of this crime
www.madd.ca
• Western Region Chapter Services Manager
1.877.676.6233 Tracy Crawford
• MADD Central Okanagan Chapter
www.maddchapters.ca/centralokanagan
www.facebook.com/maddokanagan
250.317.9877
• #8294 (#TAXI) On your cell. Any cab.
Anywhere. Anytime. Don’t Drink & Drive
• Download ‘The Ride’, #TAXI’s new App
http://gettherideapp.com


Royal Canadian Legion
Legion’s 1600 branches provide support
to seniors & veterans including low-cost
housing, health care and home support
• 141 Hudson Avenue NE, Salmon Arm
www.legion62.ca
250.832.3687
• 5101 25 Avenue, Vernon
https://vernonlegion.com
250.545.3295 Tuesdays 9-11am
To find another NOS branch, go to...
www.legionbcyukon.ca/branch-locator
1.888.261.2211 BC/Yukon Command


Salvation Army House of Hope /
Community Church
Worship services Sundays 10:30 am
www.vernonhouseofhope.com
3303 32 Avenue, Vernon 250.549.4111
• Thrift Stores
• 3109 29 Avenue 250.549.4515
• 5400 24 Street 250.549.4451

 

Support Groups / Self Help

Al-Anon Family Groups
A fellowship for people whose lives have
been affected by someone else’s drinking.
See web site for meeting information
www.bcyukon-al-anon.org
1.888.425.2666 Mon-Fri 5am to 3pm PT


Alcoholics Anonymous
Assistance, information and fellowship
for those with alcohol related problems.

Check web site for local meeting info
www.bcyukonaa.org
• 250.545.4933 Vernon, Armstrong,
Cherryville, Falkland, Lumby
• 1.866.531.7045 Enderby, Salmon Arm,
Sicamous, Skwlax, Sorrento


BC Responsible & Problem Gambling
When gambling isn’t fun anymore, help
is available all day, every day. Call the
24 hour Helpline 1.888.795.6111 See
web site for free, confidential, individual,
and/or group counselling for problem
gamblers, their families
www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca


BrainTrust Canada
Community rehabilitation and support
for persons with brain injury, as well as a
strong focus on education & prevention
www.braintrustcanada.com
102-3301 24 Avenue, Vernon
250.542.3555 ext. 207


Compassionate Friends of Canada
Support group for families who have
experienced the death of a child, any
age, any cause. For meeting info call
250.675.3793 Salmon Arm
250.558.5026 Vernon www.tcfcanada.net


Gamblers Anonymous
Meetings every Thursday, 12 step
program. 7:00 pm Kalano Club
2108 Vasile Road, Kelowna
www.gabc.ca 250.801.9943
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, chapter
contacts - including Vernon, Salmon Arm
www.kelownaceliac.org
250.763.7159 Marie Ablett


Learning Disability Association of BC
Here to advance education, social
development, employment, legal rights,
general well-being of people with learning
disabilities. Vernon chapter. Office hours
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm at People Place
www.ldabc.ca
102-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon
250.542.5033 Nadiene


Lupus Society
Provide education, support to people
affected by lupus; create awareness;
support advances: treatment & research
www.bclupus.org 1.866.585.8787
• Kelowna Support Group
250.869.1335 Debra
Mental Illness Family Support Centre
Support, education, advocacy to families
with mental illness and/or addiction or
substance misuse issues.
www.mifsc.ca
300-3402 27 Ave., Vernon 250.260.3233


Mood Disorders Association of BC
Treatment, support, education, and
hope of recovery for people living with
a mood disorder. Peer Support Groups
250.832.3733 Salmon Arm
250.558.6900 Vernon
www.mdabc.net


Multiple Sclerosis Society
• Vernon MS Society
See Facebook for events, information
www.Facebook.com/VernonMsSociety
105-3402 27 Avenue
250.542.2241
• Reaching Out Multiple Sclerosis Society
Assistance and information
Facebook.com/reachingoutmssociety/
102-371 Hudson Ave. NE, Salmon Arm
250.803.0109 - leave message
250.515.2075 Gary


Narcotics Anonymous
Self-help, support, information for those
recovering from a drug problem. See web
site for Enderby, Lake Country, Salmon
Arm and Vernon meeting information
www.bcrna.ca
1.866.778.4772 24 hour Help Line

New Hope
Encouraging and helping those who have
lost a spouse to death. Support group
meetings 2nd Thur 7-8:30 pm except Jul,
Aug, Dec. Room 004, People Place. Dropin
coffee time Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
Room 003, People Place
www.newhope-grief.org
004-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon
250.545.6004


Parkinson Society British Columbia
See web site for support group information
in the Thompson Okanagan
www.parkinson.bc.ca/resources-services/
support-groups/
1.800.668.3330 Provincial Office


People in Pain Network
Vernon Pain Self-Management Group-
Meetings held at Schubert Centre
4th Thursday of the month 2:30-4:30 pm
www.pipain.com/vernon.html
1.844.747.7246


Prostate Cancer Canada Network
www.prostatecancer.ca
Kamloops Support Group
250.376.4011 Larry Reynolds
Kelowna Support Group
250.712.2002 Bren Witt
Vernon Support Group
250.549.2362 Lloyd Mitchell


Quit Now
Free, quit smoking program delivered by
the BC Lung Association to help you to
quit smoking - your way, in your own time.
QuitNow has all the support services you
need - from online community to one-onone
counselling, we have you covered.
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
www.selfmanagementbc.ca
1.866.902.3767 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Stroke Recovery Association of BC
Info and programs for stroke survivors
http://strokerecoverybc.ca
• Vernon branch meets at the Eagles
Hall, Thursdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm
5101 25 Avenue, Vernon
250.864.2515 Chantelle
• Salmon Arm branch meets at St.
Joseph’s Church, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Fridays
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
90-1st Street SE, Salmon Arm
250.832.6213 Ruth
See our article on page 38


Transportation

Bus Pass Program
Affordable transportation on all BC transit
systems for low-income seniors and
persons with disabilities. See web site for
eligibility, cost, and contact options
www.sd.gov.bc.ca/programs/bus-pass.html
1.866.866.0800 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Disability Parking Permits
• SPARC BC
Parking permits for individuals and .
organizations available online
www.sparc.bc.ca
1.888.718.7794 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm


Greyhound Canada
Senior discount for 62 and over; check
‘Senior Discounts’ & ‘Deals & Discounts’
on web site for other cost saving options
www.greyhound.ca
250.545.0527 Vernon
250.832.3131 Salmon Arm
1.800.661.8747 Fares and Schedules
1.800.397.7870 TTY 24/7


HandyDART
www.busonline.ca
250.832.0191 Shuswap Region.Transit
250.549.1366 Vernon Regional Transit


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
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/
accessing-health-care Click on TAP BC
1.800.661.2668 Automated service
Volunteer Drivers
• Armstrong Volunteer Driver Program
Serving citizens of Armstrong &
Spallumcheen only. Transportation
for medical & dental appointments
in Armstrong, Enderby, Kamloops,
Kelowna, Lumby, Salmon Arm, Vernon.
Sponsored by the Armstrong Seniors
Activity Centre. Leave message: voice
mail will be checked
250.546.0999 10am-Noon Mon-Friday
• Kelowna Cancer Clinic-Freemasons
Transportation from Kelowna airport or
bus depot, pick ups in Enderby, Vernon,
Armstrong, Lake Country. Monday to
Friday 24 hour notice required
http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/textfiles/cancer.html
1.800.299.0188 Freemasons
• Shriners Care For Kids
For BC children requiring specialized
procedures, accommodation,
transportation, associated medical
treatment. See web site for details
www.bcshriners.com
1.800.661.KIDS


WestJet
Vacations, Travel Info, Rewards, Low Fares
www.westjet.com
1.888.937.8538 Flights, General Inquires
1.877.737.7001 WestJet Vacations

 

Web Resources

BC Transplant
We will save lives and offer hope through
organ donation. Online registration. Kidney
& Liver programs. Register your decision -
one organ donor can save up to eight lives
www.transplant.bc.ca
1.800.663.6189 for more information
bc211.ca
Searchable database for non-clinical
health, social & government services. 24/7
online chat - 8am-11pm. Information on
addiction services, employment support,
legal help, shelter locations, much more.


Graceful Aging
Leading video network for boomers and
older adults. Discover great ways to a
vibrant senior life and gain important
caregiver advice on elder care. Stay
informed on assisted living. Videos on
Senior Home, Driving & Personal Safety
www.gracefulaging.com


Older Drivers in Canada
Safe driving strategies, community mobility
and more to enhance the capacity of older
adults to maintain their fitness to drive,
and ability to drive safely for as long as
possible. Warning signs of unsafe driving;
transition of an older driver to driving
retirement
www.olderdriversafety.ca


Seniors BC
A web site for all older adults in the
province to find resources for planning
and living a healthy and active life as they
age. Senior’s families and caregivers will
find great information here also. Healthy
Aging, Financial & Legal Matters, Elder
Abuse Prevention, Fall Prevention,
Health & Safety, Housing, Seniors’ Guide,
Transportation, Advance Care Planning,
Home & Community Care
www.seniorsbc.ca


Seniors Canada
Stay Active, Engaged, Informed. Find
information for seniors, their families,
their caregivers and supporting service
organizations on federal, provincial, and
some municipal government benefits and
services
www.seniors.gc.ca

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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