Dawson Creek 'Better at Home'

Links of Interest for Seniors 

Please click on the category to narrow your search

Health

It's Not Right - Neighbours, Friends, and Family for Older Adults

Downloadable brochures and Power Point presentation on recognising and dealing with elder abuse.

 
South Peace Hospice Palliative Care Society

A community based non-profit society dedicated to providing support for patients facing terminal illness and for their families and friends. See their Facebook page, Phone 250-782-3261 or email


SAIL (Seniors' Advocacy & Information Line) Seniors First BC

SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention.

Toll Free Phone Number:  1-866-437-1940


Family Caregivers BC

Information and support for Caregivers. A quarterly magazine can be subscribed to by email -  Toll free BC Caregiver Support Line 1-877-520-3267

Alzheimer Society British Columbia

Information on Alzheimer and Dementia 

Dawson Creek Home Medical Needs Ltd.

Source for medical appliances, supplies and accessories, located in Dawson Creek, BC 

Patient Care and Quality Review Boards

If you or a loved one have concerns about the health care they are receiving this website will walk you through the procedure to register a concern. Contact information for all Patient Care Quality Offices.


Assisted Living Registry

Information on Assisted Living and contact information for registering a complaint  about the health and safety of an individual or individuals residing in a private-pay or publicly subsidized assisted living residence.


Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board

This website provides information about the CCALAB and how the appeal process to the CCALAB operates.


Canadian National Institute for the Blind ( CNIB)

Rehabilitation support for any Canadian who has experienced a loss of vision.

BC Health Guide

a searchable database of information on health related issues


Canadian Cancer Society

Information site. Find services in your community (1-888-939-3333)


Seniors BC

Resources for planning and living a healthy and active life as you age.


Problem Gambling - The Problem Gambling Help line

If you or someone you love needs support or treatment for problem gambling 1-888-795-6111 (24 hrs) Telephone services are multilingual.

BC Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy advocacy, education, and support.


Justice/Legal

Victim Link

VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service that provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.


South Peace Community Resources Society  -  Legal Advocate

The Legal Advocate works towards community awareness of issues related to poverty law, including but not limited to: tenancy issues, income assistance, Employment Insurance, Disability pensions and Canada Pension Plan. The Legal Advocate works with individuals faced with poverty law issues, facilitates public legal education sessions to meet specific needs in the community, provides information and referrals for clients, and evaluates the effectiveness of the project

Seniors' Abuse and Information Line

SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention.


Law Society of British Columbia

The Law Society of British Columbia is the regulatory body for the BC legal profession


Human Rights Tribunal

An independent, quasi-judicial body created by the BC Human Rights Code. The Tribunal is responsible for accepting, screening, mediating, and adjudicating human rights complaints.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Legal guide for grandparents raising grandchildren


Nidus - Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

Information on personal planning, including representational agreements


The People's Law School

Information and services to provide British Columbians with reliable information about their rights and responsibilities under the law. 


Transportation

BC Transit

The BC Transit (Bus) system in Dawson Creek offers a discount on tickets for seniors


Step Up and Ride

Customized door to door transportation in Dawson Creek. 250-782-7433

BC Bus North

Bus schedule and fare rate for the BC Bus North system. 


Provincial Bus Pass Program

Low income seniors can purchase an annual bus pass at a low rate ($45/year when this was posted) Toll free 1-866-866-0800


ICBC Insurance - Senior's Discount

Did you know that seniors can get discount on their car insurance?


Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities

A parking permit for people with disabilities ensures that when a person has mobility limitations, they can park in one of the designated parking spots throughout British Columbia.

Hope Air

 Hope Air provides free flights to get low-income Canadians to specialized healthcare that is not available in their home communities. 

 Recreation/Social

Dawson Creek Public Library

 Large print books, book delivery, Books on CD, Daisy readers.

Seniors tea 1:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. (55 and over, not in Dec or Jan)

Chess Club on Sunday between 2 and 4 pm

BC Parks - discounts for seniors

Off season discounts for seniors camping in BC Parks


Consumer 

Consumer Protection BC

Consumer Protection BC investigates consumer complaints, seeks redress for consumer who have been treated improperly by a business, and work with businesses to ensure they are complying with consumer protection laws in BC. Priority is given to complaints of obvious public interest that affect many individuals and involve significant losses or vulnerable and elderly victims.


Housing

Residential Tenancy Branch

Provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services.


Subsidized Housing

Information on subsidized housing in BC; locations, how to apply.


Hafi - Home Adaptations for Independence Program

Provides financial assistance to help eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities in British Columbia to continue to live in the comfort of their home.

SAFER - Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters

Information on the SAFER program which provides cash reimbursement for rent paid to eligible BC residents (60 or over).


Property Tax Deferment

If you are 55 or older you may be able to apply to defer part or all of your property tax.


Financial

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Veterans' Independence Program (VIP) provides housekeeping and/or grounds maintenance benefits to eligible low income or disables survivors of certain traditional war service Veterans. 

Ombudsman for the Banking Service Industry (OBSI)

OBSI resolves disputes between participating banking services and investment firms and their customers if they cannot solve them on their own.


Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM)

FICOM has a process in place for investigating complaints arising from the conduct of members of the real estate, pension plan, and financial services sector.


Food Security

Meals for You

Meals for you is a program of the Alliance Church in Dawson Creek. Healthy meals are prepared and frozen and are available for sale from the church or at the Seniors Access office - Monday through Friday from 1pm to 3pm. The Seniors Access office is located in the Dawson Co-op Mall, Dawson Creek. 

Other

Seniors Access   (South Peace Seniors Access Service Society)

Seniors' Access is a volunteer organization that provides several services including workshops and a biannual seniors conference. The Seniors Access office is located in the Dawson Co-op Mall, Dawson Creek and is open Monday through Friday from 1pm to 3pm.