At NexusBC, we get this question a lot: What are all the ways you help seniors?

So we decided to put together a presentation on the services and supports we offer – whether you need them now, or in the future, or for a parent or grandparent. We will also be telling you a bit about our our newest and most fun concept – the NexusBC Seniors Social Club!

You will probably walk away a little overwhelmed, but very thankful you attended.

Seating is limited. Three sessions to choose from. Held at NexusBC Community Resource Centre.

Register here:

Appointments will be available from March 4 to April 19, 2024. 

If you are a senior or soon-to-be a senior, doing your taxes on time is important for you to be eligible and continue to receive benefits such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), the Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER) and the quarterly Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit.

At NexusBC, we understand this and so we provide free basic income tax returns for lower-income seniors through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This free service is provided by trained volunteers and operates year-round by appointment, as well as through a tax clinic during regular tax season (March and April). If you haven’t filed taxes in several years, we can file back taxes as well.

Here is what you need to know.

  • The maximum income level for this service is $35,000 for a single person, or $45,000 combined for a couple.
  • Please bring all your T-4 slips and your previous year’s tax return. This is a drop-off and pick-up service only.

Please note that we do not prepare returns for:

  1. Deceased persons
  2. Bankrupt individuals
  3. Self-employed individuals
  4. Individuals who report capital gains or losses
  5. Individuals who report interest income of more than $1,000.
  6. Individuals who report employment expenses or business or rental income and expenses.

If you have questions or would like to book an appointment, phone the Connect Program at 250.545.0585.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: NexusBC Community Resource Centre

Are you a senior homeowner and wondering if and when to downsize, or move into a retirement residence, or perhaps stay put to age in place?

This workshop will help you unpack the steps and the complexities of making the big move. No pressure. Just options. Topics will include:

  • Power of Attorney, Wills and Estates and the roll of family and friends in the process of buying and selling.
  • Navigating the process of readying your home for sale. What is the condition of your home? How much money do you have to work with?
  • Assessing your needs for mobility and comfort moving forward. Is it best to age in place or should you embark on a journey into another home of your choice? What are your options for home care and assisted living?

Presented by a team of local Realtors:

  • Dace Hunsicker of Remax Vernon
  • Jayme McKillop of Remax Vernon
  • Michelle Dallyn of Remax Vernon

Seating is limited. Phone 250.545.0585 or sign up here:

Workshop Registration

NexusBC is proud to partner with WorkBC to bring you the largest and best-attended hiring event in Vernon on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at the Prestige Vernon Lodge (11am to 3pm). This event featuring 40+ actively-hiring employers is free for jobseekers to attend.

Candidates should bring resumes, dress appropriately as though going to a job interview, and be prepared for discussion and a possible interview with a recruiter. Visit the WorkBC Employment Centre in Vernon or Enderby for tips on how to best prepare for the job fair.

You can find more information at www.vernonjobfair.ca

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Location: NexusBC Community Resource Centre

Did you know at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime?

Bone Health 101 provides a general overview about what osteoporosis is, risk factors, how to maintain healthy bones, the impact of nutrition & physical activity, and fall prevention. Learn how to reduce your risk of fracture and about resources available for those living with or at risk for osteoporosis.

Presented by Meghan Dunn, the BC and Alberta Community Engagement Coordinator at Osteoporosis Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with minor in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University. At Osteoporosis Canada, she works with her team to provide education and support for individuals who live with osteoporosis. They also raise awareness within the general population about osteoporosis risk and prevention.

Seating is limited. Phone 250.545.0585 or sign up here:

Workshop Registration

This workshop has been designed for seniors.
Visit www.preparedbc.ca for public emergency preparation.

Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning so we are offering one-hour workshops to help you become prepared.

You will learn what you should have at home in case you need to shelter in place (stay in your home), and what you to have ready for an evacuation order.

We will discuss ideas about how best to prepare yourself and your loved ones, and decide who your safety people are: those you check on, and those who check on you.

At the workshop, you will receive a free Grab-and-Go bag (while quantities last) that you can start filling with items that are important during a possible evacuation (important phone numbers, medications, first aid kit, etc.)

Workshops will take place at NexusBC. Our address is #102 – 3201 30th Street, next door to Service BC.

Sign up here:

Join our new caring circle to begin the journey of shifting from grief and loss into peace and hope. This is being offered as the next step to the grief and bereavement services offered by the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

There is no cost and the circle is volunteer-led.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: NexusBC Community Resource Centre, 102-3201 30th Street

Circle size is limited to 10. Please sign up here:

Step into YOUR best life with the help of a vision board.

Join us for a free, fun, creative, powerful and inspirational workshop on setting intentions and goals. Using a variety of tools such as magazines and quotes, and a short video introduction, you will build a pictorial representation of your vision – and a powerful way to make your dreams more tangible and attainable. That’s because the very act of creating the vision board tells your mind what’s important. You’re teaching your mind what you want to focus on in your life. Where focus goes, energy flows.

This workshop is open to youth ages 17-29 and intended for those looking for work or new job opportunities.

Register here:

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Location: NexusBC Community Resource Centre

This free workshop is presented by Sebastian Lipnicki, Martin Estate & Injury Law.

Topics will cover:

  • What is your “estate”?
  • What happens to your debts when you die?   
  • If you die without a will, who gets your estate?
  • Reducing tax  – how to leave assets to somebody outside your will
  • Should you leave a pet in your will?  How to care for pets after death?
  • Preparing your own will – resources to help you
  • When do you need a lawyer to prepare your will?
  • Who is allowed to challenge your will after you die?
  • What is Probate and what does it cost?
  • Lifetime powers – different types of Powers of Attorney  
  • Guardianships – how to care for somebody who can’t care for themselves
  • Family Law interactions with Wills & Estates – separated/divorced/common law spouses – what are their rights?  When do you have to provide for them in your will? 
  • Choosing your own health care:  Representation Agreements, Medically Assisted Dying, and more

Seating is limited. Phone 250.545.0585 or sign up here:

Workshop Registration

NexusBC Community Resource Centre in Vernon provides light housekeeping services for eligible seniors living in the North Okanagan area. We are looking for house cleaning contractors to provide this service regularly, starting this fall. We require cleaners in Vernon, Armstrong and Lumby.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to supply clear RCMP vulnerable sector criminal record checks for all cleaners that will be providing cleaning services.

The successful applicant(s) will also need to carry commercial insurance, have a current business license and WorkSafeBC coverage.