Central Fraser Valley

 

BC01 Branch President, Duncan Palmer

Welcome to the Central Fraser Valley Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees. In addition to our regular events, from time to time you'll find information here on Association advocacy events as well as national events.

We invite you to explore our branch website, and to check out your Association's advocacy priorities. Also, please be sure to like and follow  Federal Retirees on Facebook.  

We update our site regularly, so check back often for the latest news and upcoming events.

Duncan Palmer,
President


2022 meeting schedule:

The board is planning a full schedule for 2022, using a combination of both in person and Zoom virtual meetings. The 2022 schedule should be out with the winter addition of Sage, as well as on this webpage.

Future in person meeting will, of course, be held in compliance with both British Columbia COVID-19 Public Health orders as well as any direction received from the Federal Retirees national office. Please check back here as the board will post any scheduling updates as soon as they are available.


There is a wealth of information available online for seniors, including health, financial and fraud prevention, as well as many other resources. The links below are for BC and federal governments and related agencies, as well as non profit organizations.

Please note: the Fraser Valley Branch is neither endorsing or verifying any information contained on these sites or their subsequent links - you are encouraged to do your own research as applicable. 


New links:

New contract awarded to administer the Public Service Health Care Plan

Seniors Services Society of BC


Enhanced Road Assessment:

ICBC information portal

Gov't information portal

Senior Drivers information

Learn to drive smart - your guide to driving safely

Tuning up for drivers - getting you ready for your road test


Financial information:

Changes to your taxes when you retire or turn 65

ICBC Enhanced care - savings and refunds

On-line Home Owner Grant application

Property tax deferral

Public pensions

Income tax information:

Indexation adjustment for personal income tax and benefit amounts

Medical expenses

Pension income splitting

Income tax clinics (free)


Healthcare/safety/seniors/social services information:

Government of British Columbia: 

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

BC Services Card mobile app.

BC Vaccine Card

COVID-19 vaccine registration (get vaccinated)

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 - BC's response

COVID-19 support app and self-assessment tool

Emergency Info BC

Emergency Management BC

Family and Social Support links

Fraser Health

Health gateway (accessing your health information)

HealthLinkBC

Health Links (links to Provincial Government health care information):

ImmunizeBC (information on all vaccines)

MAID

Medical Services Plan (MSP)

River Forecast Centre

Wildfire Service

Government of Canada:

Benefits Finder

COVID-19 Information Portal

Health Services and Information

Programs and Services for Seniors

Seniors Health

Travel Information


Non profit organizations:

British Columbia: 

BC211 (links to community, government and social services)

BC Senior's Advocate

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - BC Division

Council of Senior Citizen's Organizations of BC (COSCO)

Family Caregivers of BC

FireSmart BC

Seniors First BC

Seniors Services Society of BC

Canada:

Active life choices for older adults (ALCOA)

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)


Pension and benefit information for federal retirees:

2022 pension indexing Rate (2.4%)

Canadian Armed Forces Pension Information

Pension and benefits email notification system

Pension survivor benefits

Pensioners Dental Services Plan (PDSP)

Public Service Group Insurance Benefit Plans

Public Service Health Care Plan

RCMP Pension Information

Treasury Board - Retired Members of the Public Service Pension Informationmation


Personal planning (will, power of attorney, representation agreement):

Incapacity planning

Nidus resource centre

Substitute decision making and incapacity planning

Wills and estate planning


Recalls:

Philips CPAP/BiPAP recall/registration Information

TUMS


Safety, fraud and scam information:

Better Business Bureau - Scams

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Competition Bureau Canada - Preventing Fraud

Consumer Protection BC

CRA scam info

RCMP - Senior Safety

Seniors First BC Frauds and Scams Resource List


Last updated 21/12/14
Central Fraser Valley Branch (BC01)

PO Box 2202 Station A
Abbotsford, BC
Canada
V2T 3X8

centralfraservalley@federalretireees.ca

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