Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Helpful Information

Helpful Information for Seniors in BC, but I suspect all jurisdictions have similar types of services and support, I suggest doing a Google search for Senior Services (in my community--just put in your location here)

411 Seniors Centre Society
Provide information to seniors about available services and benefits. Staff may be able to help you apply for benefits or appeal decisions.
704 -333 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 4C1

Access Pro Bono Society of BC
Provides free legal advice or full legal representation to low and modest income
106 — 873 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M6

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy Support
BC CEAS operates a legal advocacy telephone line and provides information, referrals, and
legal advocacy to seniors and the people who work with seniors province-wide.

BC Health Coalition
Has several fact sheets available online. Contact them to receive all of the fact sheets in the First Aid Kit for Seniors Health Care in BC.
202 - 211 East Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V62 1Z6

A non-profit, non-partisan membership organization for people age 45 and up, and those of any age who love and care for them. It is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Canadians as we age.

Community Centres
Many communities in BC have information and referral centres, senior’s centres, and seniors
one-stop information lines. Look up” Community Services" in the yellow pages. Or call Enquiry BC - 1.800.663.7867

A service provided by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. It is a library of pre-recorded tapes about the law in BC.

Healthlink BC
Helps you find health services and resources near you. Call them to speak to a nurse, pharmacist or dietitian. Translation services are available in more than 130 languages.
Toll free in BC: 811
Hearing or Speech Impaired: 711

Immigrant Serving Agencies
These agencies provide orientation and settlement services for newcomers to BC. Services range from classes in English as a second language to providing interpreters or advocates. Look up ”Community Services" in front section of the yellow pages (SuperPages).

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
Provides information, education, and support for people to make and use representation agreements and enduring powers of attorney.
1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8

Ombudsperson BC
Receives inquiries and complaints about  the practices and services provided by  public agencies. While not an advocate, the  Ombudsperson can conduct impartial and  confidential investigations to determine if a public agency is being fair.
Victoria: 250.387.5855
2nd Floor, 947 Fort Street
Victoria, BC

A website and service that provides information on low-income issues and can help you find an advocate.

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC
Has information about powers of attorney, committees, representation agreements, wills,
and estates, and can give you information or help in situations in which a person is unable to
manage his or her own affairs.
700 - 808 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
QMUNITY Generations at BC’s Queer Resource Centre
Aims to increase visibility and awareness of aging and elderly lesbian, gay, transgendered, and bisexual (LGTB) people. It reflects innovative approach to age specific service delivery, education, and community development.
610 — 1033 Davie Street,
Vancouver, BC

Seniors Gateway
A website with online legal information and resources relevant to BC seniors.

Seniors Services  Society
Provides information on housing options, referrals, outreach services for seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and advocacy on housing issues.
750 - Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1E7

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