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Services for Seniors


Information about seniors services and programs in the Kootenay area

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Events & Activities


A Calendar of fun and interesting activities for seniors in the Kootenay area.

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Service Provider Page


Organizations and programs in the Kootenay are who serve seniors and their families.

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Kootenay Seniors


Supporting seniors to participate in their community and live in their homes for as long as possible.

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Now Hiring!
Help seniors with light housekeeping duties.
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COVID19 Information

Vaccination Plan

Are you or someone you know wanting to get the vaccine but unable to leave home? For those who can’t Leave home to get a vaccine, a public health nurse can come to their home.

Vaccine Appointment for Seniors

Vaccine call centres for seniors open March 8, 2021. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or your spouse. You can also have a family member or friend call for you. It’s easy and safe to book over the phone. Please click on the link below for booking dates based on age groups. Book […]

Canadian Aniti-Fraud Centre Butlletin- COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Alert

This bulletin was prepared to warn consumers of ongoing fraud reporting tied to COVID-19 vaccines. While pandemic related scams have been ongoing, recent reporting to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has identified potential ongoing frauds linked to COVID-19 vaccines. For more on this notice, click here.

State of Services for Kootenay Seniors

We’re acting as community coordinator for volunteer drivers and seniors. Free delivery of groceries to seniors and mobility-challenged persons. We can pickup pre-ordered and pre-paid groceries/pharmacy items. AND/OR go to the person’s home, pick up cash, or cheque, or grocery card, and bring it to the store to pay for pre-ordered items. We will NOT […]

COVID19 Hand Washing

How to thoroughly wash your hands to prevent the spread of COVID19.

COVID19 Testing

COVID19 Prevention

COVID19 Physical Distancing

COVID19 Typical Symptoms

NEWS

Home Help Support Worker~Light Duty Cleaner

Nelson CARES Society is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and initiatives in advocacy, housing, employment support services, and environmental stewardship. The Kootenay Seniors Program is one of its programs that provides information, resources, and coordination of services for seniors. Description of Position: This position will provide light housekeeping duties, including laundry, for seniors in […]

Vaccination Plan

Are you or someone you know wanting to get the vaccine but unable to leave home? For those who can’t Leave home to get a vaccine, a public health nurse can come to their home.

KS on Kootenay Co-op Radio

Kootenay Seniors Intergenerational Project gets featured on Nelson BCs local radio station. Lynzee Bewcyk is the editor of Old Growth Magazine, published and distributed by the Nelson CARES Society. She stopped by Kootenay Morning on March 18 to fill KCR in on the past, present and possible future of the publication. Listen now on Soundcloud: […]

Connecting Generation Video Contest Winners

The Nelson CARES Society and the Nelson Civic Theatre Society invited our communities to enter an online contest by submitting a 3-5 minute video that tells a compelling story about their hopes for our post-pandemic world. Connecting Generations Video Contest aimed to bring awareness to the similarities of emotions and thoughts felt by all ages […]

Vaccine Appointment for Seniors

Vaccine call centres for seniors open March 8, 2021. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or your spouse. You can also have a family member or friend call for you. It’s easy and safe to book over the phone. Please click on the link below for booking dates based on age groups. Book […]

Have a heart: Nelson woman reaches out to isolated seniors

Please read this inspirational article in the Nelson Star about Chandra Moon, who organized a gift-giving initiative for elders on their own. We are so grateful to have such a caring community! Click here for the full article. Courtesy of Nelson Star

Caregiver Group

Please join us for a 3 month online group supporting those caring for Seniors (55+). Connect with people who understand. Explore health and well-being of caregivers, organizational tips and strategies for caregiving. Drop-ins welcome. When: Monday 6:30 – 8 pm February 15 – May 10 Where: Zoom link and instructions provided upon registration. No device? […]

Thank you Speedpro!

Thank you for your donation Speedpro Signs Nelson – The car magnets you donated will be used for our Home Support Program and Volunteer Driver Program. It’s encouraging to see community members stepping up and helping to support seniors in our area!  

Canadian Aniti-Fraud Centre Butlletin- COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Alert

This bulletin was prepared to warn consumers of ongoing fraud reporting tied to COVID-19 vaccines. While pandemic related scams have been ongoing, recent reporting to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has identified potential ongoing frauds linked to COVID-19 vaccines. For more on this notice, click here.

Snow Shoveling For Seniors

We need volunteers! There are seniors in our community that can use some help. If you can lend a hand shoveling snow, give us a call at (778)463-5247. Thank you!

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