Date: Wednesday, July 31
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Location: NexusBC Community Resource Centre

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:

Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
Drop-In Hours: 12pm to 3pm
Location: NexusBC Community Resource Centre

Get all your Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) questions answered by a Service Canada representative at this free drop-in. The CDCP will ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for up to nine million eligible Canadian residents. No registration required. Just come in between the time posted. Details on how to apply for the CDCP here: Canadian Dental Care Plan (pdf).

If you’ve already received your letter from Service Canada with your personalized application code, please bring your letter along.

Contest announcement: Existing and new Volunteer Drivers with NexusBC are eligible to win one of three $500 gift certificates towards a set of tires from Kal Tire!

If you are not already a Volunteer Driver at NexusBC and have even 1 to 2 hours available in a week, please consider this opportunity to help seniors get to appointments and get groceries.

Once you enroll in the contest, you will receive one entry for every return ride you do between May 1 and August 30, 2024. The more drives you do, the more chances you have to win!

It is with great appreciation for Kal Tire’s Tires For Good program that we are able to offer this contest.

Volunteer Drivers Are Needed

Drivers can choose to do only in-town drives or out-of-town, or both. You can choose to do lots of rides or just a few. Drivers even receive a fuel reimbursement. Rides take place on weekdays only.

Driving a senior is a beautiful way to make a direct difference in someone’s life.

Learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities here: https://nexusbc.ca/get-involved/volunteer

September 14, 2024 | 10am to 2pm | Schubert Centre

Looking to volunteer? Join us at the Vernon Volunteer Fair to learn more about over 25 local non-profit organizations and various types of opportunities they have available! Connect with your community, enjoy networking, gain experience, develop your skills, get involved and make an impact. This event is free to anyone who is interested in volunteering.

Table Registration

Register here to have a table at this event: Vernon Volunteer Fair Registration Form
Registration deadline: August 30, 2024
Rates: Non-Profit / Government $65 | For Profit $130

2023 Attendees:

  • Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society
  • Archway Society for Domestic Peace
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • City of Vernon Community Safety Unit
  • Community Dental Access Centre
  • Family Resource Centre
  • Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail
  • Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
  • Halina Activity Centre
  • Helping Out People Exploited
  • Historic O’Keefe Ranch
  • Independent Living Vernon
  • Kindale Developmental Association
  • Literacy Society of the North Okanagan
  • Mackie House
  • National Association of Federal Retirees
  • NexusBC Community Resource Centre
  • Niteo Africa Society
  • North Okanagan Community Concert Association
  • North Okanagan Friendship Centre Society
  • North Okanagan Hospice Society
  • North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club
  • North Okanagan Optimist Club
  • North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society
  • Okanagan Science Centre
  • Schubert Centre Society
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Special Olympics BC
  • The Good Food Box of the North Okanagan
  • The Hamlets at Vernon
  • The Upper Room Mission Society
  • Toastmaster Clubs of the North Okanagan – Where Leaders are Made
  • United Way British Columbia
  • Vernon Hospital Auxiliary

Did you know that you can find or post your volunteer opportunities for free on our user-friendly platform? Visit www.volunteervernon.ca

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:

Appointments will be available from March 4 to April 17, 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.
  • NEW: If you are claiming the Renter’s Tax Credit, please have ready the name of your landlord/company that payment was made to, and know how many months you were a tenant at that address.

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.

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.

Are you concerned about the health and wellness of Vernon seniors? Here is your opportunity to get involved.

The Vernon Seniors Action Network [VSAN] is a coalition of community representatives working together to share information and resources, and address priority issues that impact the health and wellness of Vernon seniors.

VSAN Mission: Vernon Seniors Living Well

VSAN Vision: The community works together to identify and address the needs of Vernon Seniors

VSAN Goals: To listen to the collective voice of Vernon Seniors, caregivers and service providers in identifying priority issues; to seek and implement solutions that have mutual benefit and; to share information and resources among service providers and agencies

For more information, contact VSAN at [email protected]

VSAN’s activities and initiatives are sponsored by the Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice

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