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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 Calendar

September is here and we have wonderful programs for everyone to enjoy!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

This card was envisioned and created by one of our volunteer Action Groups. This wallet-sized piece offers a number of community resources for seniors. Hard copies are available at no cost, contact Seniors Connect to order. A digital version is below:

Seniors Community Resource Card

If you think a senior may be at risk, seek help!

If you are unsure of what to do contact

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

1-888-494-3888

(24 hours a day/7 days a week)

For Information- Support & Referrals.

Dial 911 for urgent emergencies

The Latest on Wise Folks

Espisode 5 – The Importance of Pets

There is a brand new television show for and about older adults that has been produced as a collaboration between the Nanaimo Family Life Association, Shaw TV with support from the New Horizons For Seniors Program and Seniors Connect.

Wise Folks which is filmed and hosted by senior volunteers airs once a month and includes such important topics as social isolation, health and wellness, transportation and more.  Missed an episode? Archives are here. The program also showcases seniors in our community and it is featured Islandwide!  If you have an idea for a great guest on Wise Folks, please contact producer Cathy Holmes at 250-754-3331 x 202.

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Monday, October 1st – Seniors Connect Expo

You are invited to join us for the Seniors Connect Expo; the kickoff event to Seniors Celebrate Month in Nanaimo. The event will focus on celebrating all the wonderful ways in which older adults contribute to the fabric of our community. Learn about the many activities and program that have evolved out of the Seniors Connect project and see documentaries, meet action committees or get involved! There are over 35 tables of community participants who will be providing information on ways for older adults to stay socially connected and get help and support when needed. Come make new friends or maybe find a new leadership opportunity.There will be cake, door prizes, music and more! Full detail here

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The Nanaimo Age Friendly City Plan is hot off the press! Learn about the Nanaimo Seniors Task Force project to advocate for older adults in Nanaimo and make the city a better place for everyone to work, live, grow up and grow old in.

Read the Nanaimo Age Friendly City Plan (Draft). It has been submitted to the World Health Organization to determine whether or not we can get an age friendly city designation and will be presented to Nanaimo City Council on October 15th for endoresement.  Learn more about the Nanaimo Seniors Task Force or find out how you can volunteer to be part of a subcommittee on one of the many initiatives we will be setting out to achieve over the next five years.

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