Thompson Nicola

Community Resources
Resources

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Housing Search

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. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/donors/
1.800.267.2384 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 Interior Community Foundation
Serving Thompson Nicola since 1984
www.bcinteriorcommunityfoundation.com
2-219 Victoria Street
PO Box 15, Kamloops V2C 5K3
250.434.6995
See our ad and article on page 12


BC SPCA
Non-profit organization dedicated to
protecting and enhancing the quality of
life for domestic, farm and wild animals
1.855.622.7722 Animal Cruelty Hotline
• Kamloops Branch
www.spca.bc.ca/branches/kamloops/
1211 8 Street, Kamloops
250.376.7722
See our article on page 23


Canadian Cancer Society
You can remember someone special with
your gift...In Memory or In Honour
www.cancer.ca
102-1433 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC 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


Centre for Seniors Information (CSI)
Registered Charity; helps seniors with
advocacy, Thank you for helping us help
others: legacy funding, planned giving or
individual donations - online, mail, phone,
or in person
www.csikamloops.ca
9A-1800 Tranquille Road
Kamloops V2B 3L9
778.470.6000
See our ad and article on pages 20, 21


Heart & Stroke Foundation
In Memoriam, In Honour, or general
donations
www.heartandstroke.ca
729 Victoria Street
Kamloops V2C 2B5
250.372.3938
See our ad on page 24

 

Kamloops Art Gallery
Registered charity, not-for-profit society
www.kag.bc.ca/supportus.htm
101-465 Victoria Street V2C 2A9
250.377.2400


Kamloops Hospice Association
Trained volunteers & professional staff
support/assist families and their loved
ones experiencing life threatening illness
www.kamloopshospice.com/donate
72 Whiteshield Crescent S.
Kamloops V2E 2S9
250.372.1336
See our ad and article on page 14

• Flutter Buys Gift Store


Brock Shopping Centre
14-1800 Tranquille Road
250.376.1335 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3


Nicola Valley Health Care Endowment
Foundation
Dedicated to the enhancement of
healthcare in the Nicola Valley
www.nvhcef.com
Box 1423, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
250.372.2271


Royal Inland Hospital Foundation
Your donations do amazing things
www.rihfoundation.ca
311 Columbia Street
Kamloops V2C 2T1
250.314.2325


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


Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way
Be a Hero. Change Someone’s Life
www.unitedwaytnc.ca
177 Victoria Street
Kamloops V2C 1Z4
250.372.9933
1.855.372.9933


Variety-The Children’s Charity of BC
Leave a Bequest in your Will to Variety &
BC children who have special needs
www.variety.bc.ca
4300 Still Creek Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6
Toll Free: 310.KIDS (5437)


The War Amps
Since 1918, has met the needs of war
amputees. The Association continues to
serve them, and all Canadian amputees,
including children through 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 27


Education

BCAA Road Safety Program
• Older Drivers: Information about staying
safe on the road, staying mobile, and
planning to stop driving. Learn more about
effects of aging on driving
www.bcaa.com/road-safety
• Seniors Driving: Assess, maintain your
driving skills, adjusting driving habits,
medications and driving
www.seniorsdriving.caa.ca


Kamloops Adult Learners Society
Lifelong learning for adults in the daytime.
See web site for course calendar
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Closed 12-1pm
www.kals.ca
262 Lorne Street
236.425.4414


Literacy In Kamloops (LinK)
Literacy helps us participate fully in family,
work and community
http://literacyinkamloops.weebly.com
c/o Henry Grube Education Centre
245 Kitchener Crescent, Kamloops
250.376.2266 Office
250.372.9373 Outreach Coordinator

 

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Home of Aboriginal public post-secondary
education in BC
www.nvit.ca
4155 Belshaw Street, Merritt
250.378.3300
1.877.682.3300


St. John Ambulance
Courses & Training, First Aid Kits and
Supplies, Community Services: First Aid &
Emergency response, Therapy dog program
www.sja.ca/bc
627 Victoria Street
250.372.3853


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


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 this page and learn more at
www.truopen.ca
1.800.663.9711

 

Library Services

Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Library System
Computer classes, adult programs,
ebooks and traditional collections
www.tnrdlib.ca
See our article on pg. 18, ad on pg. 77
TNRD Li brary Branches & Services
• Bookmobile & Outreach Services
250.376.3526 1.855.552.2665

TNRD Library branches:
• Ashcroft Library, 201 Brink Street
250.453.9042
• Barriere Library,
4511 Barriere Town Road
250.672.5811
• Blue River Library, 829 Cedar Street
250.673.8235
• Cache Creek Library, 1025 TC. Hwy.
250.457.9953
• Chase Library, 614 Shuswap Ave.
250.679.3331
• Clearwater Library, 422 Murtle Cres.
250.674.2543
• Clinton Library, 1506 Tingley Street
250.459.7752
• Kamloops Library,
100-465 Victoria Street
250.372.5145
• Logan Lake Library, 130 Chartrand
250.523.6745
• Lytton Library, 121 4th Street
250.455.2521
• Merritt Library, 1691 Garcia Street
250.378.4737
• North Kamloops Library,
693 Tranquille Road
250.554.1124
• Savona Library, 60 Savona Street
250.373.2666


Lillooet Area Public Library Association
Bridge River & Gold Bridge branches
http://lillooet.bc.libraries.coop
930 Main Street, Lillooet
250.256.7944


Okanagan Regional Library
www.orl.bc.ca
ORL Library Branches
• 1-2425 Golf Course Dr., Blind Bay
250.675.4818 South Shuswap branch
• 5771 Highway 97, Falkland
250.379.2705
• 3867 Squilax Anglemont Road
Scotch Creek North Shuswap branch
250.955.8198kland
 250.379.2705


Programs & Groups

Advocacy Access Program
Disability Alliance BC
Place of support, information and
advocacy for people with all disabilities
www.disabilityalliancebc.org/programs/
advocacy.htm Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
1.800.663.1278 604.875.8835 TTY


Better at Home
United Way helping seniors remain
independent www.betterathome.ca
• Logan Lake Wellness, Health
www.loganlakewhy.ca/better-at-home
31 Chartrand Avenue
250.320.3676 Melanie
• Oncore Seniors Society
www.oncoreseniorssociety.ca
• 330 Seymour Street, Kamloops
250.828.0600
• 310A Railway Avenue, Ashcroft
250.453.9911 Nancy


Canadian Celiac Association
National voice for people adversely
affect by gluten, dedicated to improving
diagnosis, quality of life
www.celiac.ca
• Kamloops Chapter
The Gluten Problem. Found. Treated. ..
Cured. See web site for coming events
https://kamloopsceliac.org
250.319.9978 Renee
250.318.3543 Diane


CanGo Grannies of Kamloops
Support African grandmothers to raise
and educate their AIDS orphaned grandchildren
through funding for Stephen Lewis
Foundation. New members welcome
http://cangogrannies.weebly.com/
250.374.0114 Ann
See our article on page 30


City of Kamloops: Seniors Services
Our site provides access to a variety of
seniors’ programming and resources.
Links to recreation, garden refuse

pick-up, Seniors Advisory Committee,
Oncore Seniors Society, Snow Angels
program, Centre for Seniors Information,
neighbourhood associations, and more
www.kamloops.ca/seniors
910 McGill Road 250.828.3850


Elizabeth Fry Society Kamloops & District
Community based non-profit agency
offering programs, services in the areas
of housing (Kamloops Rent Bank:
emergency loans to keep people housed),
community justice, focus on women and
youth. Legal aid www.kamloopsefry.com
827 Seymour Street
250.374.2119


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


Gamblers Anonymous
Meetings every Thursday 11am-noon
Desert Garden Community Centre
540 Seymour Street, Kamloops
www.vancouverga.com
1.855.222.5542 Vancouver Hotline


Gardengate Horticulture Program
Promotes healthy eating & active living
for persons with mental health issues.
Workshops. Volunteer opportunities.
Managed by Open Door Group
www.opendoorgroup.org
250.544.9453 for more information


Inclusion Kamloops
Provide opportunities for persons with a
developmental disability to experience a full
life in as many aspects they so choose
www.inclusionkamloops.ca
521 Seymour Street
250.374.3245 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
• Simply The Best Thrift Store
662 Seymour Street
250.377.8335 9:30am-4pm Mon-Sat


Elizabeth Fry Society Kamloops & District
Community based non-profit agency
offering programs, services in the areas
of housing (Kamloops Rent Bank:
emergency loans to keep people housed),
community justice, focus on women and
youth. Legal aid www.kamloopsefry.com
827 Seymour Street 250.374.2119


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


Gamblers Anonymous
Meetings every Thursday 11am-noon
Desert Garden Community Centre
540 Seymour Street, Kamloops
www.gamblersanonymous.org
604.878.6535 Vancouver Hotline


Gardengate Horticulture Program
Promotes healthy eating & active living
for persons with mental health issues.
Workshops. Volunteer opportunities.
Managed by Open Door Group
www.opendoorgroup.org
915 Southill Street, Kamloops
250.544.9453 for more information


Inclusion Kamloops (formerly Kamloops
Society for Community Living)
Provide opportunities for persons with a
developmental disability to experience a full
life in as many aspects they so choose
www.inclusionkamloops.ca
521 Seymour Street 250.374.3245
• Simply The Best Thrift Store
 622 Seymour Street
 250.377.8335 9:30am-4pm Mon-Sat


Kamloops Brain Injury Association
We advocate for and provide specialized
programs for survivors of acquired
brain injuries. Facilities education and
awareness in the community
www.kbia.ca; kbia@kbia.ca
408 Victoria Street 250.372.1799


Kamloops Food Bank
Sharing food. Feeding hope.Strengthening
community. You can donate at your
favourite grocery store - check web site
for locations, client services, hours and
requirements. Volunteer opportunity
http://kamloopsfoodbank.org
171 Wilson Street 250.376.2252


Kamloops Immigrant Services
Your journey has brought you here and we
welcome you. Together We’re Better!
www.immigrantservices.ca
448 Tranquille Road
778.470.6101 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30 pm
See our ad and article on page 28


Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre
Community-based victim services,
Counselling services for all ages
www.ksacc.ca
• 601-235 First Avenue, Kamloops
250.372.0179 M-F 8:30-4:30 Closed 12
noon to 12:50 pm
• 830 Thompson Avenue, Chase
250.571.4411 Tue-Wed-Thur
• 5 Beryl Drive, Logan Lake
250.372.0179 call ahead for appt.


United Empire Loyalists
Organization promoting Canadian history.
Everyone welcome. Call for your info.
www.uel-thompson-okanagan.ca
250.763.7159 Marie Ablett


VictimLinkBC
Confidential multilingual 24 hour telephone
help line for victims of family and sexual
violence, all other crimes. See web site for
details of services offered.
www.victimlinkbc.ca
1.800.563.0808 24/7 604.875.0885 TTY
604.836.6381 Text
Volunteer Kamloops
Connecting Volunteers - Building Community
www.volunteerkamloops.org
705 Seymour Street
250.372.8313 Tue-Fri 9am-4pm
1.800.563.0808 604.875.0885 TTY
604.836.6381 Text


Volunteer Kamloops
Connecting Volunteers-Building Community
www.volunteerkamloops.org
705 Seymour Street
250.372.8313

 

BC Schizophrenia Society

250.319.7667 Gail, Region. Coordinator

Prostate Cancer Canada Network

Support Groups - see web site for

Kamloops and Ashcroft support group

meeting info or call

250.376.4011 Larry Reynolds-Kamloops

250.453.9864 David Durksen-Ashcroft

www.prostatecancer.ca

1.855.722.4636

 

Sharing Backyards

Encouraging urban gardening by

connecting those who have space to

garden and willing to share. Go to...

www.sharingbackyards.com

 

United Empire Loyalists

Organization promoting Canadian

history. Everyone welcome. For more

information, call Marie Ablett

www.uel-thompson-okanagan.ca

250.763.7159

 

VictimLink

Confidential multilingual 24 hour

telephone help line for victims of family

and sexual violence, all other crimes

www.victimlinkbc.ca

1.800.563.0808 604.875.0885 TTY

604.836.6381 Text

 

Volunteer Kamloops

Connecting Volunteers-Building Community

www.volunteerkamloops.org

705 Seymour Street 250.372.8313

 

Service Organizations

Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans
Standing shoulder to shoulder for over 150
years. Drop-in ANAVETS 290 by the River.
We welcome everyone

www.anavets290.ca
9-177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops
250.554.1345


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 Information
and Distress Line Network - Free &
available 24/7. Call for information or if you
just need someone to talk to
www.heretohelp.bc.ca/connect/
community-resources
1.800.661.2121 - order publications


BC Old Age Pensioners’ Organization
BC Pensioners’ & Seniors’ Organization
Purpose is concerned with all aspects of
the lives of seniors
www.bcoapo.ca
Jennifer Coburn, Provincial President
250.373.0081
Savona Branch #129
250.373.2334 Donna Schweiger, Pres.
Merritt Branch #168
250.378.3763


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops
Mission to support, enhance the wellbeing
of young people through positive
mentoring relationships. Donate clothing
and household items at Value Village
www.bbbskamloops.ca
821 Seymour Street
250.374.6134
1.877.222.8099
2026 Granite Avenue, Merritt
250.280.9959
1.877.222.8099
• Renew Crew
Why, What, How to Donate - check web
www.clothingdonations.ca
250.374.6148 Call for home pick-up


CARP
A New Vision of Aging for Canada
www.carp.ca
1.888.363.2279


Canadian Blood Services
Recruits blood donors, organize and
operate blood donor clinics to provide
blood for hospitals in Canada. Use ‘Find
Clinics’ on web site www.blood.ca
1.888.236.6283


Canadian Mental Health Association
Strives to promote mentally healthy people
in a healthy society
www.kamloops.cmha.bc.ca
857 Seymour Street
250.374.0440 1.888.674.0440
310.6789 Call for Help


Centre for Services & Information (CSI)
Connecting individuals in Kamloops and
district with services and resources to
help them address life changes
www.csikamloops.ca
• CSI Information Centre
25-700 Tranquille Road
Northills Shopping Centre
250.544.4145
• CSI Activity Centre
9A-1800 Tranquille Road
Brock Shopping Plaza
778.470.6000
See our ad and article on pages 20, 21


Community Living BC
Working to create communities where
people with developmental disabilities have
more choices about how they live, work,
and contribute
www.communitylivingbc.ca
45-450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops
250.377.4444 1.877.377.4433


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
604.916.5151 President Lorraine Logan
604.882.8203 Sec. Annette O’Connor


Fraternal Order of Eagles FOE 3453
“People Helping People” and having
fun in the process - Internationally since

1898. Our social programs and activities
offer members the opportunity to make a
difference in the lives of others
Facebook Kamloops FOE 3453
755 Tranquille Road 250.376.1311


Interior Community Services
“Enriching Lives” Programs include...
• Meals on Wheels: Provides home
delivery of nutritious meals Tuesdays and
Thursdays between 10am-noon
• Community Gardens: Garden plots for
use by anyone wishing to grow their own
nutritious and healthy produce
• Community Kitchens: Small group of
people who get together every other week
to prepare affordable, nutritious mealslearn
safe food handling practices
www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca
765 Tranquille Road, Kamloops
250.554.3134
• Family Programming
396 Tranquille Road
• ICS Merritt
2975 Clapperton Avenue
250.378.9676


Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society
To provide and promote culturally based,
inclusive programs, supports and activities
to enhance holistic well-being and pride in
Urban Aboriginal Peoples. Urban Native
Health Centre: Mon-Wed-Fri at Palm
Street location
www.kafs.ca
2355 Parkcrest Avenue 250.376.1617
125 Palm Street 250.376.1296


Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mission to stop impaired driving and
support victims of this crime
www.madd.ca
• West. Region Chapter Services Manager
1.877.676.6233 Tracy Crawford
• MADD Kamloops Community Leader
250.819.7812 Roxanne
• #8294 (#TAXI) On your cell. Any cab.
Anywhere. Anytime. Don’t Drink & Drive
• Download ‘The Ride’, #TAXI’s new App
http://gettherideapp.com


New Life Community Kamloops
Bringing hope to the hungry, hurting
& homeless since 1980. Residential
programs, dental clinic, hair salon, health
services
www.newlifekamloops.ca
• 181 West Victoria Street
250.434.9898 Outreach Centre
• Thrift City Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm
342 Seymour Street
250.372.2273


Oncore Seniors Society
We creatively assist seniors in daily living
through innovative programs, housing
coordination, advocacy and support. We
lobby for solutions to assist aging in place
in safe, appropriate housing, dedicated
to supporting seniors with issues such as
safety, health and finance. See also Better
at Home listing on page 76
www.oncoreseniorssociety.ca
330 Seymour Street
250.828.0600 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
See our ad on page 25


People in Motion
Creating a better tomorrow for people with
disabilities. See web site for information on
various services and programs
www.peopleinmotion.org
182B Tranquille Road
250.376.7878 1.877.414.4241


Royal Canadian Legion
Legion’s 1600 branches provide support
to veterans including low-cost housing,
health care and home support
www.legionbcyukon.ca
• Ashcroft Branch 113
300 Brink Street, Ashcroft
250.453.2423
• N. Thompson Valley Branch 242
4673 Shaver Road, Barriere
250.672.5913
• Chase Branch 107
515 Shuswap Ave. Chase 250.679.3536
• Vavenby & District Branch 259
3-257 Glen, Clearwater 250.674.2120
• Kamloops Branch 52

www.kamloopslegion.com
425 Lansdowne Street
250.374.1742
• Lillooet Branch 66
737 Main St., Lillooet
250.256.7332
• Merritt Branch 96
1940 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt
250.378.5631
• Westwold Branch 236
4651 Hwy. 97, Westwold
250.375.2325


The Salvation Army Kamloops
Provides emergency food hampers,
bread & pastries, meat bags, vouchers
to Thrift Store, Birthday Club. Join us for
dinner Wed at 5 pm. Tue & Thurs visit
our mobile kitchen for a meal at 6 pm at
4 Avenue & St. Paul Street.
Church services Sunday at 11 am
www.kamsa.ca
Facebook.com/kamloopssalvationarmy/
344 Poplar Street
250.554.1611 Community Service hours
are Tuesday to Friday 10am-1pm
• Thrift Store Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm
533 Tranquille Road
250.376.1110

 

Resource Centres

ASK Wellness Society
Resources to assist people on the journey
from streets to homes to health, to
employment. Public phone, computer, fax,
street-shower/laundry, food/clothes
Mon-Fri 8:30am-noon, 1-4:30pm
www.askwellness.ca
433 Tranquille Road, Kamloops
250.376.7558 1.800.661.7541
1-2196 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt
250.315.0098


Centre for Services & Information
CSI Offers Advocacy, Elder Abuse
Education & Support, Resource Library,
Information and referral, Year-round
CRA Income Tax Return, Grief Support
Program, Community Law Clinic, Fraud
Awareness, Gov’t Forms & Facts, Lunch
program, socialization & activities. Large
rental space for community events,
special occasions, celebrations of life
www.csikamloops.ca
9A-1800 Tranquille Road
778.470.6000
See our ad and article on pages 20, 21


Kamloops Women’s Resource Group
Wide variety of services, programs,
education and awareness activities for
women. Drop-ins not advised. Hours vary -
please call ahead. www.kwrgs.ca
353 Tranquille Road
250.554.1112

 

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 area meetings in
Kamloops, Ashcroft, Merritt, Savona
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
See web site for meeting information in
Ashcroft, Barriere, Cache Creek, Chase,
Chu Chua, Clearwater, Kamloops, Lillooet,
Merritt, Savona
www.bcyukonaa.org
250.374.2456 Meeting information 24/7


Alzheimer Society of BC
First Link Dementia Support connects
people with dementia and their care
partners to support services, education
and information at any stage of the journey
www.alzheimer.ca/bc
Alzheimer Resource Centre
405-235 1st Avenue, Kamloops
250.377.8200
1.800.886.6946
1.800.936.6033 First Link Dementia
Helpline, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm


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
www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca


BC Schizophrenia Society
See web site for Kamloops Support Group
meetings & information sessions
www.bcss.org
250.319.7667 Gail


Compassionate Friends of Canada
Kamloops support group for parents who
have experienced the death of a child, any
age, any cause. Meets first Wednesday of
the month - call for information
www.tcfcanada.net
250.374.6030 Carol


Mood Disorder 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

 

Parkinson Society British Columbia
Kamloops support group meets 3rd
Wednesday of each month 1 to 2:30pm
except July, August, December at
Desert Gardens Community Centre
540 Seymour Street
www.parkinson.bc.ca/resources-services/
support-groups/
1.800.668.3330


People in Pain Network
Pain self-management group provides a
safe place for support and education. See
web site for Kamloops meeting information
www.pipain.com/kamloops.html
1.844.747.7246 Sherry


Prostate Cancer Canada Network
Support Groups - see web site for
Kamloops and Ashcroft support group
meeting information or call
250.376.4011 Larry Reynolds-Kamloops
250.453.9864 David Durksen-Ashcroft
www.prostatecancer.ca
1.855.722.4636 Information Services


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
Committed to assisting stroke survivors
and their caregivers to improve their
overall quality of life. Meetings every 2nd,
3rd & 4th Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm
Parkview Activity Centre
500 McDonald Avenue (North Shore)
www.strokerecoverybc.ca
See our article on page 27


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


Y Women’s Emergency Shelter
Provides safe supportive refuge for women
and children, who have experienced or are
at risk of abuse, threats or violence. See
web site for information on intervention
and support services
www.kamloopsy.org/vawiss.htm
250.374.6162 Text 250.682.7931

 

Transportation

Bus Pass Program
Ministry of Social Development
Affordable transportation on all BC transit
systems for low-income senior citizens
and persons who are disabled. See web
site for eligibility, cost, and phone options
www.sd.gov.bc.ca/programs/bus-pass.html


Disability Parking Permits
• People in Motion
Temporary and permanent permits
www.peopleinmotion.org
182B Tranquille Road
250.376.7878
• SPARC BC


Parking permits for individuals and
organizations available online
www.sparc.bc.ca
1.888.718.7794 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm


Freemason Volunteer Drivers provide
transportation to Kelowna Cancer Centre
Mon to Fri. Pick up from Thompson Hotel,
650 Victoria St. 24 hour notice required
freemasonry.bcy.ca/textfiles/cancer.html
1.800.299.0188


Greyhound Canada
Senior discount for 62 and over; check
‘Senior Discount’ & ‘Deals & Discounts’ on
web site for other cost saving options
www.greyhound.ca
1.800.661.8747 Fare & Schedule Info
1.800.397.7870 TTY 24/7


Regional Transit System
Transit and handyDART information, Taxi
Saver & Supplement Programs
www.bctransit.com

1.855.359.3935 Ashcroft-Clinton
250.674.3935 Clearwater
250.376.1216 Kamloops M-F 7am-6pm
250.378.4080 Merritt
• handyDART Kamloops
To book a trip,call Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 6
pm. For assured service, call two days in
advance. Bookings can be made up to 14
days in advance 250.376.7525
• Health Connections
Accessible transportation options to .
non-emergency medical appointments
to and from Kamloops from Lillooet, .
Logan Lake, Merritt, Chase, Revelstoke
http://bctransit.com/kamloops/schedulesand-
maps/health-connections
1.888.376.7525 48 hour advance notice


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


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 application service


VIA Rail Canada
Travellers 60+ save - Economy Plus fare
www.viarail.ca
1.888.842.7245 1.800.268.9503 TTY


Web Resources

Access Kamloops
Free, regularly update directory of notfor-
profit resources. A partnership of the
United Way and the City of Kamloops
www.accesskamloops.org
250.372.9933


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


Graceful Aging
Leading video network for boomers and
older adults. Discover great ways to a
vibrant senior life and gain important
caregiver advice on eldercare. 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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