South Okanagan Similkameen

Community Resources

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Canada-wide Senior

Housing Search

Programs and Groups

Advocacy Access Program

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

One-to-one assistance with provincial

and federal disability programs


604.875.8835 TTY



Old Age Pensioner Organization

Promotes best interest of elder citizens

in all matters pertaining to their welfare

• Naramata Friendship Club meets first

Tue. of month, coffee 9-10 Mon-Friday

at RDOS Hall, 320 Ritchie Avenue

250.496.5539 Eva Hill

• Princeton Similkameen

250.295.6785 Joanne Nicholls

Better at Home

United Way sponsored program to help

seniors remain independent at home

• Penticton & District Community

Resources Society

330 Ellis Street


See our ad on page 15

• Desert Sun Counselling &

Resource Centre

250.495.6925 Osoyoos & Oliver

See our article on page 14


Emergency Management BC

Advisories of active emergencies,

disaster readiness and recovery, fire

safety and death investigation

1.800.663.3456 Report a disaster or



Ooknakane Friendship Centre

Aboriginal not-for-profit society

committed to providing holistic, culturally

driven programs & services to support,

educate, strengthen people of all nations

146 Ellis Street, Penticton

250.490.3504 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm


Penticton & Area Access Society

Providing support, referral & advocacy

for women & men in the SOS. Drop-in

1-4 pm Mon-Thur except 2nd Thursday

209-304 Martin Street

250.493.6822 1.866.493.6822


Penticton Concert Band

Intermediate to advanced members

welcomed, wide variety of music styles,

practices Tues. evenings, see web site


Penticton Newcomers Club

Meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm

260 Brunswick Street

778.476.3831 Dan


Soroptimist International

Best for Women. Volunteer organization

of women at their best striving to help

others to be their best. Monthly dinner

meetings. For information on Soroptimist

and SI Osoyoos, visit...


Stroke Recovery Support Group

Education and support for individuals

who have experienced a stroke, and

their caregivers



South Main Drop-In Centre

Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm. See

listing on page 65 for list of activities

2965 South Main Street, Penticton


See our ad on page 85


South Okanagan Seniors Wellness


Information and Referral services,

Friendly Visitor & Tele-Friend program,

Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness,

Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm

330 Ellis Street, Penticton



See our ads on pages 73, 85


South Okanagan Women in Need


Dedicated to the vision of a society

where women and children live their

lives free from violence and abuse

303-246 Martin Street, Penticton


1.800.814.2033 Crisis


VictimLink BC

Confidential multilingual 24 hour

telephone help line for victims of family

and sexual violence, all other crimes 1.800.563.0808

604.875.0885 TTY 604.836.6381 Text