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
Seniors’ Connect on Shaw TV’s “The Show”
Seniors Connect has teamed up with Shaw TV’s “The Show” and hosts a bi-weekly segment featuring events, news and guests with topics that are specifically of interest to older adults in the community.
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.
Mark Your Calendars! June 15th is Work Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Show the world you care about ending elder abuse and neglect by wearing something purple on this day.
Or better yet, join us from 10am to 3pm at Beban Park Social Centre and learn from professionals about resources available in our community to target ageism and other forms of abuse and neglect and find out what you can do!
Learn more about the event, the agenda and our sponsors here
Download it here – June 2017 Internal-External Calendar
Post it on the fridge! Share it with a friend without a computer! Help everyone become familiar with the free workshops and activities being brought to you via the Seniors Connect Program both at 150 Wallace Street and in other locations in the community.
The Seniors WELL Program
Do you self-identify as a senior and would you like to help build a vibrant Nanaimo Senior Connect community?
The Seniors WELL program (affiliated with the Nanaimo Women’s Centre) provides a culturally safe set of services that promote senior wellness, health and community for seniors. The WELL program is committed to the inclusive participation of seniors of all genders and ages 55+.
The Seniors WELL program offer exciting programming with workshops led by seniors designed to support seniors’ needs. For example, the educational workshop: Seniors I-Phone Literacy, the Women’s WELL workshop: Women Writing Her Own Life Story and the OWL workshop: Nuu-cha-nulth Cedar Bark Weaving were just some of the workshops offered in April. Classes are offered at the Seniors Connect Centre and other locations in the community. Some upcoming exciting May 2017 workshops will include: Reflexology and First Nations beading.
Please contact Fiona Stuart, the Seniors Program Coordinator for program information or to pre-register for classes at: 250-753-0633! Information can be found under the Events tab. We look forward to hearing from you!