The Seniors Connect Centre is a place for adults aged 55 years or older that promotes independence, personal enrichment and an enhanced quality of life through social engagement.
Programs and activities focusing on social inclusion, health and wellness are provided free of charge. The centre is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair accessible bathroom.
The Seniors Connect Centre also offers outreach services, access to information and referrals to connect seniors with other programs and services in the community that may be of particular interest to those experiencing social isolation.
Programming for Seniors by Seniors
Many of the workshop facilitators are seniors and elders. All of our volunteers are 55+. We encourage individuals who have a program idea to connect with us to explore the possibility of creating a workshop at the centre.
Hours of Operation
The centre is staffed five days per week between 9am and 4pm.
Drop In Times
Seniors may drop in from 10am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Socially engage with other older adults; join into a game of cards, enjoy a cup of tea and make new friends.
Activities & Workshops
Register by Phone at 250-591-2924 or email.
Programs will be offered at the Seniors Connect Centre free of charge on Thursday and Fridays between 9am and 4pm. See the Events calendar for a list of upcoming programs. Pre-registration is required.
Free Check In Service
Nanaimo Lifeline. is offering Nanaimo seniors a free Seniors Connect Check In Service. Register once and they will call you with a list of upcoming programs that are geared to your specific interests.
The Seniors Connect Centre is located at 150-B Wallace Street, between Wentworth and Campbell Street, and is close to the Caledonia Clinic.
How to Get Here
The Seniors Connect Centre is accessible by bus. Use the on-line trip planner at BC Transit.
The City of Nanaimo has a pay parking lot at Wallace and Wentworth across the street from the Seniors Connect Centre (see the map below – choose Satellite view to show the location and proximity to the centre). Parking for two hours is 75 cents. The machine accepts coins and credit cards. Limited two hour free parking is also available on some of the side streets close to the centre. There is limited metered parking directly in front of the building – be sure to bring change for the meters. A complete list of parking options and rates are available at City of Nanaimo or check the downtown interactive map.