Seniors Activities & Resources in Sooke, BC

Seniors find the Sooke area to be a great place to retire and live a relaxed, rural lifestyle, yet with the most important amenities available nearby.

Many businesses in Sooke offer seniors' discounts every Thursday, including Shoppers Drug Mart, Western Foods (both conveniently located near the doctor's office) and Peoples Drug Mart. Other places have monthly social events like sit-down cake and beverages and free draws. The international Red Hat womens' group has a flourishing chapter in town.

Ayre Manor Seniors Housing

Ayre Manor Seniors Housing

Four levels of affordable and comfortable seniors' housing on a beautiful six-acre property in the heart of Sooke, which allows residents to stay in familiar surroundings as care needs change.
6764 Ayre Road, Sooke, BC
ayremanor.ca

Red Hat Society

Social club for women over 50. Socialize with other women during fun outings such as picnics in the park and dinners at local restaurants.
Phone: 250.888.8170
redhatsookesirens@gmail.com
redhatsociety.com

Community Assistance Society
Sooke Loan Cupboard

Need mobility or medical equipment?
Loan Cupboard Pager: 250.389.4607
Need a ride to a health care appointment?
Transportation Pager: 250.389.4661
P.O. Box 572, Sooke, BC V9Z IH5
sookecontact.com

 



COVID News

Vaccination Update (Mar 15)

Across the province, 90% of residents and over 80% of staff of at Long Term Care and Assisted Living facilities have received their first vaccines. Evidence of the effectiveness of the vaccine is apparent with a dramatic 98% decrease in outbreaks. Including independent living residences, outbreaks have dropped 82% since the peak. The next phase of priority vaccinations is community-dwelling seniors aged eighty and older.

Seniors Benefits

Benefits for Seniors Supplement Recipients Significantly Increased During COVID
In response to the pandemic, the B.C. government increased the $49 Senior's Supplement to $300 per month. On January 21, 2021, the Supplement was reduced to $150 a month. To compensate for the decrease, all eligible seniors are entitled to a one-time tax-free $500 B.C. Recovery Benefit. Seniors receiving the B.C. Senior‘s Supplement will automatically receive the B.C. Recovery Benefit if they have not already received the benefit. No application is necessary.

Preventing Renovictions, Extending Rent Freeze to Benefit Tenants
In B.C., 20% of seniors are renters. Proposed legislative changes will provide these seniors more security by extending the current rent freeze to December 31, 2021. The changes will also cap future rent increases to inflation, stop illegal renovictions, and make the dispute resolution process better for tenants and landlords.


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