Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Are you a senior isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic? We’re here to help!

We’ve partnered with United Way and BC211 to offer support during this pandemic. To sign-up, simply follow this link!

In response to the need for physical distancing, we have a list of services that we can offer with minimal or no contact, each of which are outlined below:

Grocery Shopping Pickup and Delivery–

Tuesdays: Dufferin Country Grocer

Thursdays: Superstore

Fridays: Country Club Save-On Foods

Once registered for our grocery service, a SSSC volunteer will call the client the day before their scheduled grocery shop to receive the grocery list.
NFLA will initially pay for groceries; clients will reimburse the agency. The volunteer will deliver groceries and the receipt.
Payment is collected by NFLA bookkeeper the next business day. We accept E-transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and cheque.

Meal Preparation–

Deliveries of prepared meals occur each Thursday. Menu options are available from Nanaimo Foodshare.
To find out the upcoming week’s menu, contact Sacia Burton: s_burton@nflabc.org or (250) 754-3331 ext. 716

Virtual Friendly Visiting–

Want to connect with one of our volunteers over the phone for a check-in/chat? We’re always happy to connect with you.

Please click here for a list of dos and don’ts of the program

Please note, this is not a program for those experiencing significant mental health challenges. If you are needing support in this area, check out our senior peer counselling program or access support through the crisis walk-in clinic (#203-2000 Island Hwy/ 250-739-5710).

If you are interested in being a part of this program, contact Sacia Burton: s_burton@nflabc.org or (250) 754-3331 ext. 716

Covid-19 Hours and Response

Our current hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 9:00--4:00 pm.

We are open to the public on a limited basis. Only 2 people may be in the waiting room at a time. If full, please wait outside or in your car.

If you have any cold, influenza, or Covid-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted into the building.

We continue to practice social distancing. Please maintain 2 metres distance. Face masks are mandatory.

Our counselling program continues to operate, offering sessions over the phone, online, and in person. Walk-in counselling is unavailable at this time. If you are in need of counselling support, please call us at (250) 754-3331 or email Mia at m_maarika@nflabc.org

If you are an older adult, aged 65+, looking for support at this time, please visit Safe Seniors, Strong Communities website.

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