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BC Housing, Interior Region Office
www.bchousing.org
290 Nanaimo Ave. West, Penticton
Moving to new address late summer 2017
439 Winnipeg Street, Penticton
250.493.0301 1.800.834.7149
• Home Adaptations for Independence
(HAFI) program provides financial assistance
for low-income seniors and people with
disabilities to make modifications for
accessible, safe & independent living.
Eligibility requirements and applications
available online
www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance
1.800.257.7756 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
• Licensing & Consumer Services
Home Owner Protection Act, Public
Registry of Licensed Builders, New
Home and Education Registry
www.bchousing.org/licensing-consumerservices
1.800.407.7757 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
• SAFER Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters
Program provides cash assistance to
BC residents age 60 and over who pay
rent for their homes. Call for a SAFER
brochure or application form. Application
form available online
www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance
1.800.257.7756
• Seniors Housing Programs
Offered by BC Housing and include Home
Adaptations for Independence (HAFI),
Supportive Housing, Rental housing and
assistance, Subsidized Housing
www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance


BC Seniors Living Association
A progressive group of industry
professionals dedicated to providing
seniors with choices and services
that allow for more independence and
assistance with daily living. BCSLA offers
a better way of living, and a benchmark
in senior living in retirement & assisted
living residences in BC
www.bcsla.ca
1.888.402.2722
See our ad on page 37


Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.
Canada’s national housing agency
providing mortgage loan insurance,
mortgage-backed securities, housing
policy & programs, housing research.
First Nations programs & assistance

www.cmhc.ca
2000-1111 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
1.800.639.3938 Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
1.800.309.3388 TTY


Condominium Home Owners
Association of BC, The
Promotes understanding of strata living
and interests of strata property owners
www.choa.bc.ca
26-1873 Spall Road, Kelowna
250.868.1195
1.877.353.2462
• Living in and operating a strata
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing- .
tenancy/strata-housing


Habitat For Humanity
Working for a world where everyone
has a safe and decent place to live – by
mobilizing volunteers and community
partners to build affordable housing and
promoting homeownership as a means to
breaking the cycle of poverty
www.habitat.ca
• Habitat for Humanity South Okanagan
Building Homes. Building Hope.
www.habitatsouthokanagan.ca
250.487.4888
• ReStore: Home decor & building
supply store - new & gently used items
www.habitatforhumanityokanagan.ca/restore
• 1793 Ross Road, West Kelowna
• 800-2092 Enterprise Way, Kelowna
778.755.4346 Mon-Sat 9am-5pm


Home Owner Grant
Reduces the amount of property tax you
pay for your principal residence: Under 65,
Senior, Veteran, Disabled, etc. See web
site for details)
www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
1.800.663.7867 7:30am-5pm Mon-Fri


Houzz
The new way to design your home.
Decorating and remodeling ideas and
inspiration. Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom,
outdoor design. Find local pros.
www.houzz.com

Independent Living BC
Affordable assisted living apartments for
seniors & people with disabilities through
Independent Living BC program
www.bchousing.org/Initiatives/Creating/ILBC
1.800.257.7756


LiveSmart BC Partner Incentives
Check web site for current rebates/offers
www.fortisbc.com/offers
www.bchydro.com/powersmart.html


Residential Tenancy Office
Provides landlords and tenants with
information regarding their rights
and responsibilities. Aid in resolving
disputes related to tenancy
www.rto.gov.bc.ca
1.800.665.8779 9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Retirement Living Guide
eBooks and tools. Free downloadable
eBooks. Sign up for e-newsletter for
tips and advice. Discover what life in a
retirement community is really like, types
of communities available, downsizing tips,
financial advice, including financial tips for
retired woman, answers to your questions
about home care.
www.comfortlife.ca/ebooks/


SeniorsZen
Senior Living Experts. Choose the right
options for yourself, your loved ones
www.seniorszen.com
1.888.484.5282


SOWINS - South Okanagan Women in
Need Society
Safe Home Program: Temporary shelter
for women 50+ and children who need to
leave an abusive situation
www.sowins.com
101-1027 Westminster Avenue West
Penticton
250.493.4366
250.493.7233 Transition House for
women and children
1.800.814.2033 Crisis Line 24/7


Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
TRAC - Promotes the legal protection
of residential tenants by providing
information, education, support, and
research on tenancy matters-including
dispute resolution. Offers webinars and
in-person workshops to tenants and
advocates across BC
www.tenants.bc.ca
604.255.3099 ext. 225 request workshop
1.800.665.1185 InfoLine Mon-Tue-Thur-
Fri 1pm-5pm, Wed 5:30pm-8:30 pm


Home Improvements

Rona Home Centre
10% off first Tuesday of each month
for customers 55+, Check web site for
promotions and weekly deals
www.rona.ca
348 Duncan Avenue, Penticton
250.492.7660
1.866.283.2239 call for help
See our ad on this page

 

Home Services
Davonne Creative Care
Focused on independent living for
seniors and the joy of music
www.davonnecreativecare.com
250.317.9782 Yvonne & Dale
See our ad on page 53


Housing Facilities
Experience 50+ Living
Visit our web site to view Housing
facilities in our
• Central Okanagan
• North Okanagan Shuswap and
• Thompson Nicola editions
www.experiencegroup.ca


Welcome Wagon
Canada’s largest and most respected
greeting service. We greet people who
are undergoing lifestyle changes
including moving to a new neighbourhood,
and expecting a baby.
www.welcomewagon.ca
1.844.299.2466
See our ads on pages 39 & 89

 
 
 

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