Seniors' Counseling & Support Services

  1. Anderton Therapeutic Gardens, Telephone:  250-334-3089  Mailing address:  PO Box 1416, Comox, BC, V9M 7Z9  The Gardens on Anderton are open to the public from mid-May through September every year.  Visit us at:   2012 Anderton Road, Comox, BC
  2. Comox Valley Senior Peer Counseling , 491 B - 4th Street, Courtenay,  V9N-1G9, Phone: 250-871-5940 , Provide peer support and encouragement through trained volunteers to seniors age 55+ experiencing challenges in their lives related to aging through programs of Visitation, Mentoring, Support Groups for Caregivers, limited respite for caregivers of people with dementia  
  3. Comox Valley Hospice Society, 2137 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 1P2  (250) 339-5533, www.comoxhospice.com/
  4. Dial Alert: Daily telephone reassurance for seniors or lonely people, no charge. Phone Mrs. Mahoney: 338-4974 or Mrs. Rader: 338-5847
  5. Meals on Wheels: Provides nutritious, hot meals to clients unable to cook for themselves. Self referrals accepted. Courtenay/Comox clients call: 338-5453, Cumberland/Royston clients call 336-8531
  6. Senior Citizen Counselors: Help for seniors having problems with any government service. Examples: pensions, medical services plans, death certificates, income tax. Phone Thelma Stevenson: 334-2206
  7. HandyDART: A transportation service, within Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, for individuals who are incapable of using public transit due to mental or physical disability. Individuals must pre-register in order to use the service and there is a fee. Phone: 339-5442
  8. Education regarding: Nursing Home Abuse
  9. SOS Support our Seniors   For more information, call Jennifer at 250-334-2321 or Gwyn at 250-338-6265.   


Seniors' Housing

  1. Abbyfield: 250-338-6311 (Supportive)  - 994 8th St. Courtenay (Non-Profit)
  2. Berwick Place: 1-866-625-1690 (Independent/Supportive)  - 1700 Comox Ave. Comox (For Profit)
  3. Berwick by the Sea,Toll Free: 1-844-418-1353  Phone: 250-850-1353, Fax: 250-850-1355  1353 16th Ave.  Campbell River, BC V9W 0C4 Canada (For Profit)
  4. Casa Loma: 250-897-4033 (Supportive)  - 4646 Headquarters Rd. Courtenay (For Profit)
  5. Comox Valley Seniors Village: 604-334-1002 (Supportive)  - 4640 Headquarters Rd. Courtenay (For Profit)
  6. Centennial Place: 250-336-8288 (Independent/Subsidized)  - 2594 Penrith Ave. Cumberland (Non-Profit)
  7. Cumberland Intermediate Care: 250-338-5453 (Residential Care)  - 2696 Windermere Ave, Cumberland. Operated by the VI Health Authority (viha.ca)
  8. Cummings Home: 250-897-0075 (Residential Care)  - 1926 Cummings Rd Courtenay (Private)
  9. Glacier View Lodge: 250-338-1451 (Residential Care/Subsidized)  - 2450 Back Rd. Courtenay Affiliated with VI Health Authority (viha.ca) (Non-Profit)
  10. The Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program provides financial assistance to help eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities in British Columbia to continue to live in the comfort of their home.
  11. Courtenay  Comox  Kiwanis Villages. Kiwanis Club of Courtenay: 250-339-5609 - 635 Pidcock Avenue, Courtenay V9N 3E4
  12. Laurel Lodge: 250-334-3083 (Residential Care/Subsidized)  - 280 Second St. Courtenay Affiliated with VI Health Authority (viha.ca)
  13. Quadra Gardens: 250-339-5011 (Independent/Subsidized)  - 1742 Beaufort Ave. Comox Operated by the Comox Legion (Non-Profit)
  14. St. Joseph's Extended Care: 250-338-5453 - 2137 Comox Ave. Comox. Affiliated with VI Health Authority (viha.ca)
  15. Stevenson Place: 250-339-7012 (Independent/Supportive)  - 1683 Balmoral Ave. Comox (For Profit)
  16. Union Square: 250-336-8288 (Independent)  - 2636 Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland (Non-Profit)


Health Support Services

  1. asbestos.com  1-800-615-2270 Asbestos related illnesses
  2. Comox Valley LifeLine Society: 392 10th Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1P5. Manager: Shirley Harris, Office 250-338-4255 Toll free: 1-866-205-6160 Fax 250-338-4922 -  EmailService area: Black Creek, Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Denman Island, Merville, Royston, Hornby Island, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Baynes Sound. The following community Lifeline programs are satellite programs of the Comox Valley Lifeline Society. For information contact Comox Valley. Alert Bay Lifeline Campbell River Cowichan Valley Lifeline Gold River Lifeline Port Hardy Lifeline Port McNeill - Port Alice Lifeline Sointula-Malcolm Island Lifeline Sunshine Coast Lifeline
  3. Comox Valley Nursing Centre: 961-A England Avenue Courtenay, Telephone: (250) 338-1711 Fax: (250) 338-9985
  4. Comox Valley Public Health Nursing: Comox Valley Community Health Centre 961 England Ave., Courtenay, Telephone 338-1711 Fax 338-9985
  5. St. Joseph's General Hospital: 2137 Comox Avenue Comox, Phone: (250) 339-2242 | Fax: (250) 339-1432 Emergency (24 hours): (250) 339-1557
  6. Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service: 90 day loan of sickroom equipment such as: crutches, commodes, walkers, wheelchairs, bath seats, I.V. poles, canes. Hours: Monday: 9:30am - 10:30am & 1:30pm - 3:30pm Phone: 334 - 1142 or 334-4550 (emergency only). Room 202, 420 Cumberland Ave. Courtenay Courthouse (upstairs)
  7. Adult Day Therapy Program: For people 19 years and up having problems with depression, anxiety, anger management, stress, incest, abuse, low self-esteem, grief. Doctor referral necessary. St. Joseph's Hospital 2137 Comox Ave. Comox Phone: 339-1496 Fax: 339-1432 Email
  8. Seniors' Wellness Council: The council made up of people interested in seniors health and wellness concerns; Advocacy Group. Yvette Toombs: 897-0406 or Margaret Palmeter: 339-2727
  9. Home Health Care: 941A England Avenue, Courtenay Telephone: 338-5453 Fax: 338-9921
  10. Pharmacare, From Vancouver, call 604-683-7151, From the rest of B.C., call toll-free 1-800-663-7100.  For questions about PharmaCare, Customer Service Representatives are available: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (except statutory holidays) Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except statutory holidays)
  11. Province of BC Medical Services Plan, If your question is related to your MSP coverage or of an urgent nature, you will receive faster service by phoning Health Insurance BC. A customer service representative will be available to assist you between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m pacific time, Monday to Friday.
    An automated service is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide general information about MSP benefits and services. Vancouver: 604 683-7151
    Other : Toll-free: 1 800 663-7100

  12. Seniors' Medication Information Line (BC SMILE): Free medication hotline for seniors, their families and caregivers. Telephone consultation by licensed pharmacists. Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. University of British Columbia. 1-800-668-6233 (toll free) 1-604-822-3035 (fax)


Recreation & Social

  1. Comox Recreation Centre: 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox, British Columbia V9M 2H4   Phone: (250) 339-2255   Fax: (250) 339-0814 - Email
  2. Comox Valley Aquatic Center: 377 Lerwick Road, Courtenay Phone (250) 334-2527 FAX number (250) 334-2587 Lesson Registration - (250) 334-9622
  3. Evergreen Seniors: Courtenay Recreation Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue Courtenay, (250) 338-1000 - Email
  4. Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre: 489 Old Island Highway Courtenay, (250) 338-5371
  5. Comox Legion, Address: 1825 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 3M3,  Phone:(250) 339-2022
  6. Courtenay Legion, Address: 367 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2J1, Phone:(250) 334-4911
  7. Cumberland Legion, Address: 2770 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0,  Phone:(250) 336-2361


Other Resources

  1. Comox Valley Elder College: The Comox Valley ElderCollege is committed to meeting the learning needs and educational interests of older adults in the Comox Valley. Membership is open to anyone 55 and older, and provides:  An opportunity to participate in all ElderCollege course offerings and special events as a leader, facilitator and/or learner  The opportunity to participate in the governing of Elder CollegePrivileges of North Island College, including conditional use of the Library, Bookstore and participation in many college sponsored events. 2300 Ryan Road Courtenay, Phone: 250-334-5247    
  2. Federal Superannuates National Association (Island Branch): Advocates for measures beneficial to annuitants and potential annuitants of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other Federal Agencies or bodies deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors; Address: PO Box 1420, City: Comox, BC V9N 7Z9 -

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