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.
Seniors’ Connect on Shaw TV’s “The Show”
The Show airs on Shaw TV ch. 4 Monday @ 1am & 1pm, Tuesday @ 8am, Wednesday @ 4am & 4pm, Thursday @ 1pm, Friday @ 12am and noon, Saturdays @ 4am & 4pm, and Sundays @ 8am & 8pm.
Check out our latest Seniors Connect Segments:
Or watch all of our previous shows here
Seniors Advisory Committee Members Wanted to Make Nanaimo an Age Friendly Community
Join us for an information session on the formation of a seniors advisory committee under the Seniors Connect project. We are actively recruiting individuals over the age of 55 who are passionate about their community, about issues that effect older adults and who want to become the voice of our older adults and elders in the City of Nanaimo through a committment to a working group that advocates for making our city an Age Friendly Community.
Learn about the roles, activities, training and support. The meeting will take place at Bowen Park Seniors Centre at 500 Bowen Road in the Bowen-Clubhouse from 1 to 3pm on Tuesday, November 28th. If you have questions, please contact Jane Vinet at250-754-3331.
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
How Age Friendly is Nanaimo? Take the survey HERE
Have you ever stopped to wonder how “age friendly” Nanaimo is? How available is public transit to your neighbourhood? How difficult is it to navigate curbs and sidewalks? When you go into a store and you need an extra five or ten minutes to complete your transaction how receptive are the staff and other customers? Are programs and services diverse? How we answer these questions and how committed our community is to providing support in these areas designates us as age friendly.
The Seniors Connect project will be using the World Health Organization’s Global Age Friendly Cities guidelines to create a plan to help Nanaimo become an “age friendly” city and we need participation of older adults to make this happen. Over the next year, we will be going into designated neighbourhoods and communities to collect information on outdoor spaces; transportation; housing, communication, social participation, civic participation, employment, community support and health services as it applies to the total senior population and varying age ranges.
Take the “Age Friendly City” survey before November 30th and share your opinion to help make Nanaimo an Age Friendly City.