Links and Resources

Senior Resources

CARP Canada (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)

http://www.carp.ca/
CARP is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as we age by:

· advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable and timely access to health care and freedom from discrimination;

· ensuring that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and providing value-added benefits, products and services to members; and

· building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP’s mission

Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (Cosco BC)

http://coscobc.ca/

The largest federation of seniors organizations. Cosco has been in service for over 50 years.

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
http://vancouver.ca/parks/rec/seniors/index.htm
This website can help find community events, swimming pools and schedules, fitness centers, and other leisure programs.

Senior Living Magazine
http://www.seniorlivingmag.com/
The online version of Senior Living Magazine. This publication, for the Vancouver and Vancouver Island, offers information for healthy active living, community events, computer tips, and much more.

Seniors Service Society
http://www.seniorsservicesociety.ca/
A British Columbia organization aimed at helping seniors over 55. Seniors Service Society offers links and resources for Support Services, Housing Services, and Community Education.

50 Plus
http://www.50plus.com/
Tips for seniors living. Topics range from healthy living and exercise to fraud protection and personal security. This is a great resource for fun activities associated with being 50 plus.

Canadian Centre for Elder Law
http://www.bcli.org/ccel

Health

Health Services BC

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/seniors/

Helpful links and services for seniors living in British Columbia

Health Link BC

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/seniors.stm

Tools, resources, and tips for keeping healthy and active as a senior.

Vancouver Coastal Health

http://www.vch.ca/

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) provides a full range of health care services ranging from hospital treatment to community-based residential, home health, mental health and public health services.
Serving residents in the coastal mountain communities, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Richmond.

Fraser Health

http://www.fraserhealth.ca/
Fraser Health provides specialized programs and services for seniors, as well as client and family resources. We are dedicated to caring for the older adult by looking at your health care needs and helping you manages them. Our philosophy is that each person is an individual with unique needs and expectations. We believe quality care focuses on minimizing the effects of chronic illness (e.g. arthritis, dementia, diabetes, heart failure, Parkinson’s), while maximizing your ability to live independently in the community.

Healthy Eating for Seniors

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2007/healthy_eating_for_seniors/a-ch1-2.pdf

Everything from why you should eat well to how you can eat well.

Here to Help

http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

Information for those with concerns about substance abuse and mental health issues.

Health Insurance BC
http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/insurance/index.html
This important resource has information for residence of British Columbia regarding their Health Insurance. It also provides useful information for MSP (Medical Service Plan) and contains forms for your healthcare needs.

The Care Guide
http://www.thecareguide.com/home.aspx

Government Links

Seniors BC

http://www.seniorsbc.ca/

This site provides information for services and programs offered by federal and provincial government. Information offered ranges from discounts and deals to expenses and resources. Call Toll free 1 800 465-4911

Tax and Refund Information
http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/business/Consumer_Taxes/consumer_taxes.htm

Canada Pension Plan
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/cpp/cpptoc.shtml
Your questions are answered regarding Benefit information, Payment information, and other miscellaneous queries.

 

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Green

As an Accredited Senior Agent, I aim to make all properties I help clients buy and sell live up to a certain code of environmental and sustainable living. I try to run my business paper free, utilizing computer memory and recycled goods when possible. The following links can help you find resources for things ranging from Cell Phone disposal to Composting.

The City of Vancouver has a fantastic recycling program. For information about what can be recycled during your weekly scheduled pick-up, visit http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/solidwaste/recycling/howto.htm

Composting is a great method to both recycle and re-use. The benefits of composting are vast, from waste reduction to the creation of rich soil for your gardens. Visit http://compostguide.com/ for more information on the benefits and requirements for composting.

When Cleaning your home or office, we often run into the issue of hazardous and harmful chemicals. Many stores now offer non-toxic alternatives, and companies specialize in making these products. Once such company is Seventh Generation. Check out their website at http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

  

News
For access to the online versions of Vancouver’s top newspapers, click below.

Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/

The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/

Georgia Straight
http://www.straight.com/

Vancouver Courier
www.vancourier.com