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Recreation and Community Services

The following links for seniors can connect you with recreation centres, seniors centres and community associations across the Island.

BC-wide

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA)

ALCOA strives to promote a society where all older Canadians are leading active lifestyles that contribute to their overall well-being.

Physical Activity Line

British Columbia's primary physical activity counseling service & your resource for practical & trusted physical activity & healthy living information.

Comox Valley - Campbell River

Includes Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Denman and Hornby Islands, Campbell River, Quadra and Cortes Islands, Gold River, Tahsis and Sayward.

Comox Community Centre

Comox Valley Senior Peer Counseling - Seniors Supporting Seniors

Phone:  250-871-5940

Campbell River Seniors Centre

Campbell River Senior Peer Counseling Society

Phone: 250-287-3044

Oceanside - Port Alberni - Westcoast

Includes Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose, Bowser, Coombs and Errington, Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino

Parksville Seniors Drop In Centre 

Qualicum Beach Seniors Activity Center Association

703 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach BC 
Phone: 250-752-0420

Ucluelet/Tofino Westcoast Community Resource Society

Phone: 250-726-2343
Drop-in hours or by appointment in Ucluelet or Tofino, surrounding communities by appointment. 

Nanaimo and Area

Includes Nanaimo, Lantzville, Gabriola Island, and Cedar

Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors

Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Society

A non-profit outreach organization which extends friendship, human contact and assistance to seniors living independently.

Cowichan Valley

Includes Duncan, North Cowichan, Mill Bay, Chemainus, Lake Cowichan, Ladysmith, and Thetis and Kuper Islands

Cowichan Valley Seniors Organization

198 Government Street, Duncan BC 
Phone: 250-746-4433

Crofton Seniors Centre

1507 Joan Street, Crofton BC 
Phone: 250-246-2455

Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre Society

9824 Willow Street, Chemainus BC 
Phone: 250-246-2111

Ladysmith Resources Centre’s Students Helping Seniors Program

Greater Victoria - Gulf Islands

Includes the Saanich Peninsula, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Greater Victoria, and the Southern Gulf Islands

Greater Victoria Recreation Centres

Recreation centres have programs across the age spectrum and some subsidized programs. Learn more about the LIFE (Leisure Involvement for Everyone) program.

Saltspring Island Community Directory

Senior Serving Seniors

Provides information and support to seniors in Greater Victoria. Programs offered are Seniors’ Link, Seniors’ Services Directory, Senior Peer Counselors, Seniors in Stitches, and Return to Health.

Silver Threads

Offers a variety of social, fitness and support programs for Seniors at their Victoria and Saanich locations.