Resources for Seniors

 

Seniors’ Health and Wellness:

BC Seniors’ Guide – In this guide, you will find information and resources on benefits, healthy
living, health services, housing, transportation, personal security, finances,
and other services.

SeniorsBC.ca : a provincial government website which provides seniors and their families with better access to information on available programs and services.

HealthLinkBC – Covers topics about some of the more common health concerns seniors face in British Columbia. Provides  useful websites that will help you make informed decisions about your health and health care. 

Fetch Sunshine Coast – For Everything That’s Community Health. Find a local health care provider.

Vancouver Coastal Health – VCH is responsible for the delivery of  community, hospital and long-term care services to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. VCH also provides specialized care and services for people throughout BC and is the province’s hub of health care education and research.

Better at Home – Better at Home helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks, thereby helping seniors maintain their independence and stay connected with their community.


Online Learning:

Find our  complete list of all our library databases and video tutorials here.

Gale Courses – Providing free, highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online.  Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Mango Languages – Learn a language online, for free, with Mango Languages.

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege – Originally part of Capilano University, Sunshine Coast ElderCollege is  an independent non-profit society that provides top quality, affordable courses with highly qualified instructors. Courses are $35 per course and are available to anyone over 55 who wants to keep on learning. Find out more.

Cyber-Seniors – Cyber-Seniors’ mission is to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. It does so through the development and dissemination of resources that enable community organizations to provide tech-training for senior citizens using an intergenerational, youth volunteer model. Youth are provided with lessons and learning activities to train them to act as digital mentors, and senior citizens gain access to effective technology training and intergenerational communities that keep them socially connected and engaged. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Gluu Technology Society – A Canadian nonprofit on a mission to help older adults use technology to stay happy, healthy & connected.  Learn how to use your iPad, iPhone,  or Android smartphone or tablet, all for free with Gluu.

NEW! Tech Help with the the Seniors Planning Table Technology Group – We can help you feel confident with your digital device through one-on-one mentoring, online training and peer support.  Find out more.

 


Library Services:

A library staff member visits Christenson Village once a month, with library books and audiobooks for residents.

For any patron who is print-impaired, (one who cannot effectively read print because of a visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disability), we have regular audiobooks as well as Daisy audiobooks and Daisy Readers available to borrow.  Ask us for more information.

Find out more about borrowing or downloading ebooks, audiobooks and braille books through CELA and NNELS,  library services for the print-impaired.

Login to your account to renew items, check late fees and place holds

Have a question? Call us at 604-886-2130 or email us at gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca.

 


Local seniors centres and retirement services:

 

 

 

  • Kiwanis Village Care Home
    KiwanisVillage
    841 Kiwanis Way RR 9
    Gibsons BC, V0N 1V9
    (604)-886-8132

 


Local Community Centres 

Gibsons & Area Community Centre
700 Park Road,
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0
(604) 885-6868
Gibsons & District Aquatic Facility
953 Gibsons Way,
Gibsons BC V0N 1V8
(604) 885-6867
Sechelt Arena
5982 Shoal Way
Sechelt, BC V0N3A0
(604)-885-2955
Sechelt Aquatic Centre
5500 Shorncliffe Avenue,
Sechelt BC
(604) 885 – 6865