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SIRC has a current collection of resources, information, booklets and pamphlets that outline services and support to help keep Metchosin age-friendly for our seniors and their families. Come in to browse our collection, meet with our coordinator or attend any one of many of our sponsored programs and events.

We have computers for you to use to get online, free Wifi, devices and and helpful volunteers to assist.

General Information Resources

 Seniiors advocate logoBC Seniors Advocate for the Province of British Columbia monitors seniors’ services, promotes awareness of seniors’ issues and supports seniors in the province of British Columbia.

BC Seniors's Guide

BC Seniors Guide is produced by the BC Government. It provides information on a variety of topics for Seniors. This Guide is available at SIRC.

Senior Services DirectorySeniors’ Services Directory is a community resource handbook for the Capital Region. Individual copies are available at SIRC.


Better at Home
 is designed to help local seniors remain independent at home. This is a United Way program funded by the Government of British Columbia.

Better at home
West Shore Better at Home is part of Pacific Centre Family Services Association at 
345 Wale Rd. Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 PH: 778.677.3540 

Metchosin Better at Home is run locally by SIRC at 4495 Happy Valley Road, Metchosin, BC V9C 3Z3 PH: 250-478-5150

Family Caregivers of British Columbia  provides one-to-one support, resources, information and referrals to community Family CareGivers of BCresources for people caring for elderly parents, spouses and friends.

Family Caregiver Support Line (BC) 1-877-520-3267

A relatively new feature for South Island is Medimap (Saanichton/Sidney and Victoria), that lists walk-in clinics and wait times, in the Victoria and surrounding areas.

RACE, Rapid Action to Consultative Expertise is a province-wide service with region-specific access for your primary care provider (PCP), to a number of specialists. The goal of this service is to provide a more efficient way to connect your health care professional to a specialist as part of your health care management.

Seniors 101 imageSeniors 101  provides links to businesses providing products and services to seniors living on Vancouver Island.

GVPLThe Greater Victoria Public Library has a page related to information of interest to seniors.

BC Transit

   BC Transit  bus schedules are available at SIRC.

handiDart   If you have a disability that prevents you from using public transit buses some or all of the time, you may be eligible for door-to-door custom transit services. Information and application forms are available at SIRC.

RCMP

WestShore RCMP provides useful information on such things as, How to Report a CrimeSeniors Safey and Protecting yourself from frauds & scams.

Keep in Touch (KIT) Program helps to ensure that elderly clients are monitored and safe in their own home.

Local Information

District of Metchosin

Metchosin Volunteer Fire Department

Metchosin Emergency Program

Metchosin Community House

St. Mary’s Metchosin

University of Victoria Centre on Aging 

Metchosin SIRC Safety Presentation