Other Resources

Organization: ALS Society of BC
Website Address: www.alsbc.ca/
Phone Number: 604 278-2257

The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families, and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS.

Phone, email or visit website for more information.

Contact Email: info@alsbc.ca
Street Address: 1233 – 13351 Commerce Parkway Richmond, BC
Postal Code: V6V 2X7

THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF B.C. is the only province-wide non-profit organization dedicated to helping people concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life. We’re also committed to ensuring public perceptions reflect the real issues, and to securing funding for support and research.

Organization: B.C. Cancer Agency
Phone Number: 604 877-6000

The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program for the residents of British Columbia and the Yukon. They provide information about cancer, treatments and the many support services available. The Agency accepts patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and are referred by a physician.

Toll Free: 1-800-663-3333

Street Address: 600 West 10th Avenue
Postal Code: V5Z 4E6

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

  • How sleep (and lack of it) impacts our body, how much sleep we need as we age (chart included), and the dangers associated with sleep deprivation.
  • How crucial sleep is for a child’s development as well as how to help kids fall asleep and create a healthy bedtime routine.
  • Information about poor sleeping patterns and insomnia, what causes them, and advise on how to more easily fall asleep and get enough rest.
  • Other helpful FAQs and additional useful resources for your readers.
Phone Number: 250-836-3440

The Shuswap Region Better At Home Program serves Seniors who live
in the North and South Shuswap, Salmon Arm and surrounding areas, Sicamous,
Malakwa and surrounding areas, Enderby and surrounding areas. Our mandate is
to provide non-medical services to people in these communities so they can stay
in their homes as long as they are able.

Contact Email: sbah@telus.net
Street Address: 1214 Shuswap Avenue, PO Box 777 Sicamous, BC
Postal Code: V0E 2V0
Website Address: www.cancer.ca
Phone Number: 1-888-939-3333 TTY 1-866-786-3934

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based charitable organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of those living with the disease.

There is a branch office in Salmon Arm.


Website Address: http://www.chpca.net/

This Canadian Association is a national voice for Hospice and Palliative Care in Canada. They advocate for quality end-of-life care which includes public policy, public education and awareness.

Website Address: http://www.cindea.ca/

Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to present day. In the past, communities cared for their own dying people. Through creative adaptation this is an option available to us.  CINDEA’s approach is one of a wide range of initiatives that are drawing our culture into a deeper relationship with nature and the cycles of life and death.

Phone Number: 250 832-6553

Our Short Term Loan Program alleviates the pressures that come along with injury or illness; assists  with mobility issues, allows people to return home from hospital earlier, and supports those in palliative care who wish to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home.

Street Address: Suite 150-2960 Okanagan Ave SE, Salmon Arm, B.C.
Postal Code: V1E 1E6
Website Address: www.virtualhospice.ca/

Information and support on palliative and end of life care and, bereavement. The professional team offers compassionate guidance and can answer your questions about life threatening and life limiting illnesses and grief support after the death of a loved one.