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BC Bus Pass Program1.866.866.0800 or call Yellowhead Community Services at 250.674.3935

Better at Home (YCS)Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. The services we provide through our Better at Home Program are non medical 250.674.2600

Buy Low Grocery Delivery Service – Call in your order at 250.674.2213

Clearwater Community Health Centre – located at 640 Park Drive – 250.674.3141

Clearwater Hospice – Call Andrea Lenny at 778.208.0137

Clearwater Phone Tree – For more information call Seniors Coordinator at 250.674.8185

District of Clearwater Municipal Office250.674.2257

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital250.674.2214

Evergreen Acres Senior Housing Society250.674.0099

Yellowhead Community Services – is dedicated to helping improve the lives of those they serve. Their trained staff provide integrated supports and services to individuals of all ages through several different community locations, including offices and program centres in Clearwater and Barriere.  – 250.674.2600

General

Advance Care Planning or call Seniors Coordinator

Alzheimers Society of BCProvides information, support, education for caregivers, people living with dementia – located at 405-235 1st Ave, Kamloops, BC. – 1.250.377.8200 or 1.800.886.6946

BC  Association of Community Responses Network – Stopping adult abuse and neglect… together
A Community Response Network (CRN) is made up of a diverse group of concerned community members, community agencies, local businesses, government agencies, professionals and others who come together to create a coordinated community response to abuse, neglect and self-neglect in vulnerable adults.

BC Bus Pass Program1.866.866.0800 or call Yellowhead Community Services at 250.674.3935

BC Cancer Agency1.888.563.7773

BC Lung Association1.800.665.5864

Canadian Mental Health Association1.888.674.0440

First Link Dementia Helpline1.800.936.6033

HealthLink BC – Dial 811

HearingLife1.844.217.0001

Lifeline Medical Alert System1.888.339.6588

MLA Kamloops -North Thompson Peter Milobar – 250.674.5413 or 1.888.299.0805

SCAMS AND FRAUDS – For information on common scams, go to the RCMP website

Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them to talk to a trained intake worker about abuse or mistreatment, receive  information and support about issues that impact the health and well being of an older adult. – 1.866.437.1940

Seniors BC

Service Canada1.800.622.6232

COVID 19 – Mental Health

BounceBack™ provides free access to online, video and phone-based coaching and skills-building program. Seniors, adults and youth who are experiencing low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress, or worry, can receive care. Register for programs and connect with a coach at BounceBack™ or learn more at Canadian Mental Health Association – B.C. Division: COVID-19.

COVID-19 Psychological Support Service – Free psychological first aid is available over the phone to all B.C. residents aged 19 and over (including frontline health care workers) who are experiencing stress, anxiety, or uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fill out a form online through the BC Psychological Association to access this service or call 1.604.827.0847.

Living Life to the Full – Free access to Living Life to the Full peer support and practical skills courses for coping with stress, problem solving and boosting mood. The 8-week course is led by a trained facilitator. Get more information at Living Life to the Full or learn more at Canadian Mental Health Association – B.C. Division: COVID-19.

Mental Health Check-in (Canadian Mental Health Association) – This free, anonymous self-assessment tool helps you understand how you are feeling and reflect on your mental, physical and social well-being. It helps cut through the wealth of information available online to find the resources most useful to you. Try the Mental Health Check-in.

Peer Support and System Navigation – Virtual mentoring and goal-oriented supports offered by peer support and system navigation workers. Learn more at Canadian Mental Health Association – B.C. Division: COVID-19.

Virtual Counselling Services – Virtual community counselling for individuals or groups at low or no cost. Learn more at Canadian Mental Health Association – B.C. Division: COVID-19.