For seniors who like to be “in the know”! On this page you will find reports, articles and videos on issues of interest to seniors. For an extensive listing of services and programs for seniors, click here to find a Service or Program and search the Kootenay Seniors service listings.

BC Seniors Advocate Page monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in B.C., and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues.

BC Seniors Guide information and resources on benefits, healthy living, health services, housing, transportation, personal security, finances, and other services. In addition, there is a listing directory at the end of the guide, and questions in each section to consider as you plan to remain as healthy and independent as possible as you grow older.

My Aging Parent is an excellent resource for family members assisting their aging parents. It is full of great articles on everything from health, staying busy, technology, care, coping, legal and much more. There is a discussion forum and video’s too!

Community First Health Co-op  Download a list of health practitioners and services offered from their site.

Seniors in Transition Report

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) established a working group of representatives of health regions and ministries of health from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon. These jurisdictions provide CIHI with data that enabled this work. Working group members provided feedback that informed the analyses, interpretation and presentation of this report.

Prevention of Elder Abuse

A Nelson and Area Resource Manual. The manual is intended to list resources and contacts that seniors may feel the most comfortable approaching or sharing information or concerns with. For a downloadable copy of this manual.


An Age Friendly Community Plan for Nelson

Nelson CARES is proud to announce the completion of an Age Friendly Community Action Plan for Nelson! Working in partnership with the City of Nelson and the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute, the Age Friendly Community Initiative conducted a survey of 164 Nelson seniors as well as three focus groups with seniors, community agencies, and City staff and council members. The resulting Action Plan is a blueprint for making Nelson more age-friendly and accessible for seniors. Implementation of key goals will take place over the next two years. Read the Action Plan.

Keep it Moving

Older Driver Assessment & Mobility Planning – A guide for seniors, their family and friends, who want to make wise decisions about driver retirement
Created by the Seniors Transportation Access and Resources (STAR) program, an initiative of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)
STAR Canada
January, 2014


Bracing for the Baby Boomers: Projecting the impact on existing services

Age-Friendly Community Initiative,
Nelson CARES Society
Prepared by: Helen Lutz
June 24, 2014


Aging Out

Moving towards queer and trans* competent care for seniors

This discussion paper is a summary of findings and recommendations to provide culturally competent care for LGBTQ seniors in Residential Care and Assisted Living.

For a download of this report:


This paper can be downloaded from the QMUNITY website

Canadian Senior Discount
Guide: The Ultimate List

The Dealhack Canadian Senior Discounts List is the result of our quarterly survey of brands that offer seniors discounts. Every 3 months, our team independently verifies each and every discount on this list. We also add more brands to the list regularly when we come across them.

The list currently includes more than 50 brands conveniently broken down into 7 categories (and further by age groups within each category). You can also save or print the list to use as a handy reference.

For a PDF copy of this list

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Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities

This checklist of essential age-friendly city features is based on the results of the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities project consultation in 33 cites in 22 Countries. This checklist is a tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress. For downloadable a copy of this report.


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