Seniors Connect is a collaborative project focused on reducing the social isolation of adults age 55 and over in Nanaimo through participation in local activities, increased community connection and providing older adults meaningful opportunities for engagement. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and will provide an array of programming through partner organizations that will endeavor to:
• Create age-friendly and culturally sensitive environments and social activities.
• Build awareness of ageism and social isolation.
• Provide support and outreach services for issues such as elder abuse.
• Improve wellness and increase the community participation of seniors and elders; and
• Develop older adults leadership capacity through volunteer opportunities focused on social inclusion.
If you would like to learn more about the Seniors Connect project contact us!
If you think a senior may be at risk, seek help!
If you are unsure of what to do contact
Vancouver Island Crisis Line
(24 hours a day/7 days a week)
For Information- Support & Referrals.
Dial 911 for urgent emergencies
Celebrate With Us!
Join Seniors Connect as we celebrate National Seniors Day on Sunday, October 1st with a fun filled afternoon at Vancouver Island University. We will be joined by MLA Leonard Krog and Mayor Bill McKay as we kick off “Seniors Celebrate” month in Nanaimo which focuses on positive aging. We will be screening the internationally acclaimed film “The Age of Love” which follows a group of seniors – 70 to 90 as they experience speed dating for the first time. We will follow the film with a short Q&A, refreshments and an opportunity to sign up for a proposed Seniors Speed Dating activity in Nanaimo.
Tickets are available here or by calling 250-754-3331.
Seniors’ Connect on Shaw TV’s “The Show”
The Show airs on Shaw TV ch. 4 Monday @ 12am & 5pm, Tuesday @ 1am & 7pm, Wednesday @ 2am & noon, Thursday @ 7am & 4pm, Friday @ 3am & 3pm, Saturdays @ 1pm & 6pm, and Sundays @ 5am & 9pm.
Visit our Blog page to watch the Seniors Connect featured segment. Be sure to let us know if you have a story idea or a project that should be shared with our community.
Fun & Inclusive Free Events & Activities
Nanaimo Seniors Connect is pleased to announce that October 2017 has been officially proclaimed by the City of Nanaimo as “Seniors Celebrate!” month highlighting positive, healthy aging, and celebrating the seniors in our lives and community. Check out the fantastic activities happening in and around Nanaimo! Seniors Celebrate! Calendar of Events
Do you know an Amazing Nanaimo Senior Who Deserves to be Recognized?
Nominate a “Community Champion” Today!
Deadline to nominate: Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:30pm
From the nominations, three top nominees will be selected and presented with prize(s) valued at approximately $50. The awards presentation will be on November 1, 1:00pm at the Nanaimo Seniors Services Network Health Fair at Beban Park. All nominees will be recognized with a certificate of recognition. Download the Community Champions Awards_Nomination Form and return it today!
If you have questions, please call 250-760-0301, or email us.