Reducing Social Isolation

Stepping Up, Stepping Out (SUSO)

Offered Mondays and Saturdays, 11:30am - 2:30pm.

This adult day program balances the cognitive, physical, emotional and
spiritual needs of individuals, while participants benefit from having fun in a social setting. SUSO improves health and builds participants' confidence in their ability to perform daily activities. 

The program provides a tasty, nutritious lunch, exercises and activities including arts and crafts, music, storytelling and memory stimulation. 

Supported by a network of services, participants can successfully achieve the goal of living in their own home longer. 

Activities are tailored to the abilities and interests of those attending. Transportation to the program is provided, if desired. 

Seniors Luncheon

The monthly drop-in luncheon is open to all community seniors, offering an opportunity to connect socially with friends, peers and the community.  A team of friendly volunteers prepare and serve a tasty, nutritious lunch featuring local entertainment, guest speakers and seasonally themed events. Donations welcome.

New Age of Ageing

An informative educational series offered once per month. The New Age of Ageing provides seniors with timely and relevant information on topics relating to Ageing Well and Ageing in Place. Previous presentations have focused on Advance Care Planning, Housing for an Ageing Population, Fall Prevention, Brain Health, Safe Driving over 65, and other topics related to optimal ageing. Donations welcome.

Peer Led Exercise

Monday and Wednesday: 11am – 12pm at the HOPE Centre

Friday 10:45am-11:45am at the Community Hall

drop-in fee of $2

Please contact Suzette Delmage at 250-325-1675.

 

This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions, including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respiratory conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues. It is also suitable for older adults who are just starting an exercise program. 

  

With guidance from peer leaders, participants are encouraged to work at their own level and pace. Core and stretching exercises can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge participants to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility. 

Taxi Saver

In collaboration with the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), PHC offers taxi saver coupons for 50% discounted taxi travel for seniors and those with disabilities. Please contact the office or come in Monday to Friday from 9:30am - 2:30pm.

Caregiver Support

To those who provide unpaid care and support to family and friends who are elderly, in poor health, have a disability or other age related challenges, and to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. 

We offer:

  • Free one-on-one emotional support
     

  • Bi-weekly caregiver support groups with a focus on developing a personal toolkit for building resilience and increasing a sense of community
     

  • Help with navigating the health care system
     

  • Access to educational webinars, workshops and online modules
     

  • Access to bereavement groups when needed

Home Hospice Program

Gabriola Home Hospice Program (GHHP) provides compassionate home support to those who are experiencing end of life, and their families and friends. 

Trained home hospice volunteers visit clients and their caregivers at home and provide:

  • Companion visiting

  • Emotional support

  • Help with daily chores

  • Assistance in navigating services

  • Respite care

The focus of home hospice palliative care is on comfort, compassion and dignity, giving people who are dying the opportunity to stay at home, remain involved with their family and community and to continue living as normal a life as possible. 

Community Visitor Program

 

As part of a comprehensive system of care on Gabriola that aims to support people to remain in their homes for as long as they are able, our Community Volunteers can also visit people who are not part of the hospice program but would still benefit from a visit. 

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People for a Healthy Community
on Gabriola Society

Revenue Canada Charitable Registration No. 871480190RR0001 

GENERAL INQUIRIES
 

T: 250-247-7311

F: 250-325-9096

E: info@phcgabriola.org

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 325 - 675 North Road

Gabriola Island, B.C

V0R 1X0

We acknowledge the financial assistance of
the Province of British Columbia

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We lease space on the ground floor of the Commons farm house, across from Gabriola Elementary School at 675 North Road.

PHC acknowledges with gratitude that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

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