COVID-19 Information and Resources

Resources for Seniors During COVID-19 Isolation: Information, Grocery Shopping, Pharmacy, Taxes, Counselling

INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

The BC Centre for Disease Control is your most reliable source: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

COUNSELLING

We offer a couple of options: Individual Counselling: Each session is about 30 minutes and is telephone or computer based. Small Group Sessions: No more than eight people per session. Each person has an opportunity to share and to be listened to. The group session also includes short exercises that promote well-being. Group sessions use the Zoom platform and so a computer is needed. Call us for full information or to register. Counselling is free.

GROCERY SHOPPING OPTIONS

We are posting information about shopping options for seniors living in the Comox Valley. Beginning on April 1, 2020, the Better at Home program will take the lead in coordinating shopping for seniors. Please call BC211 to register yourself, or get in touch with us and we will help you register.

Updated on April 29 , 2020

John’s Independent Grocer, Comox: 250-339-7651; Open from 7-8am daily for Seniors Only shopping. Regular public hours are 8am – 10pm daily. Also online ordering with pick up at the store. Service fee waived at this time.

Quality Foods, Comox: 250-890-1005; Open from 7-9am daily for Senior Only shopping. Regular hours are 9am-9pm. Grocery delivery service: runs 7 days/week. One line (must have an online account), or phone in. Delivery charge: $10.00 Beginning Monday, March 23rd, senior shopping hours will be 7-9am

Quality Foods, Courtenay: 250-331-9328; Open from 7-9am for Senior Only shopping starting on Monday, March 23rd. Regular hours: 9am-9pm. Delivery offered on Tuesday to Saturday. Phone orders before 11am, or shop online.

Thrifty’s Courtenay: 250-338-1383 Senior only shopping: 7-8am, Regular hours: 8am-9pm
Thrifty’s Crown Isle: 250-331-5101 Senior only shopping: 7-8am, Regular hours: 8am-8pm
Both locations offer a delivery option with online ordering only. Shoppers must register with Sendial. The application is on the Thrifty’s website or by calling 1-800-667-8280 press 2. If you need help with this form, please call us and a Senior Support staff person will help you.

Walmart, Courtenay: 250-898-8998. Senior shopping hours: 7-8am, Regular hours 8am-8pm. Online ordering with store pickup available. Orders under $25 have a $5 service fee

Superstore, Courtenay: 250-334-6900. SENIOR ONLY shopping on Tuesday and Friday from 7am-8am. Regular hours: 8am-8pm. Online ordering with store pickup available. Service fee waived at this time.

Costco, Courtenay: 250-331-8700. Regular hoursMonday – Friday 10am – 8:30pm. Saturday 9:30am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Delivery from Costco.ca only

Country Market, North Courtenay: 250-871-6327. Regular hours 8am-8pm. Apparently there are few people in the store between 8am-10am. This might be the best time for seniors to shop.

Edible Island, Courtenay: 250-334-3116, hours:M-F 11-6, Sat:11-5, closed Sunday. Free delivery.

Seeds Market, Cumberland: 250-336-0129. Senior shopping: 8:30am-10am, Regular hours: 10am-6pm. Cumberland delivery available.

PHARMACY

Pharmacy Information March 18, 2020

Courtenay Pharmacy
Phone 250-871-8405
Delivery: Free,
Hours: M-F 8a-6p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun Closed
Changes to Service: More delivery days have been added
Contact Person: Mike

Guardian, Cumberland Health Centre
Phone 250-331-8510
Delivery: Free, Delivery FRIDAY only
Hours: M-F 9a-5p Sat & Sun Closed
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person

Living Room, the
Phone 250-331-5057
Delivery: Free
Hours: M-F 9a-6p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun Closed
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person

London Drugs
Phone 250-703–2398
Delivery: Free
Hours: M-Sat 9a-9p, Sun 10a-6p
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person

Medicine Shoppe, the
Phone 250-339-5050
Delivery : Free
Hours: M-F 9a-5:30p, Sat & Sun Closed
Changes to Service: Extended Delivery Hours
Contact Person

Pharmasave,
Guthrie Rd: Phone 250-339-4563
Hours: M-F 9a-6p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 11a-5p
England Ave: 250-334-9311
Hours: M-F 9:30a-5:30p, Sat & Sun Closed
Delivery: Free, Delivery FRIDAY only
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person: Manager – Lisa Ramsey

Rexall,
St. Augusta: Phone 250-339-2235
Hours: M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-6p, Sun 9a-8p
Cliffe Ave: Phone 250-334-2481
Hours: M-F 9a-9p, Sat 9a-6p, Sun 10a-6p
Delivery: Free
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person

Shoppers Drug Mart,
Guthrie Rd: Phone 250-890-9327
Hours: 8am-7pm changing on Mar 22 to 10am-6pm
1st hour of business is for seniors with a 20% discount offered.
8th St. Ctny: Phone 250-334-3134
Hours: 8am-12noon
Delivery: Free
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person: Manager Courtenay Store Jeff Matell

Pure Pharmacy,
104-382 Lerwick Road (Home Depot Plaza)
250-871-7900
Hours: 9am-5pm
pure26@purepharmacy.com
Delivery: Ask for information

Superstore,
Phone 250-334-6900
Delivery: Free
Hours: 7a-10p
Changes to Service: Will be responding to need
Contact Person: Maruf, Katrina, Kim

Thrifty’s,
Cliffe Ave: Phone 250-331-4999
Lerwick: Phone 250-331-5103
Hours: 9a-7p
Delivery: Free, 7 days a week and over the counter items can be added to the delivery
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person

Walmart,
Phone 250-898-8955
Delivery: There is NO DELIVERY
Hours: M-F 9a-9p, Sat 9a-6p, Sun 10a-6p
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person

Your Independent Grocer (John’s),
Phone 250-339-7651 Ex.118
Delivery: Free
Hours: M-F 9a-8p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-5p
Changes to Service: None
Contact Person: Irwin, Janice, Barb

Costco
Phone 250-331-8700
Delivery:
Hours:
Changes to Service:
Contact Person
*You do not have to be a member to use the Pharmacy

DELIVERY: Most do deliveries Monday to Friday or respond to need. Exceptions are noted where delivery is less or more than Monday to Friday.
Contact: At all the Pharmacies except Shoppers Drugmart, any Pharmacist can answer questions and so a specific contact person isn’t needed.

TAXES

The submission deadline is now June 1st. All the free tax preparation options for seniors are temporarily closed but will resume in time for seniors who need this help to receive it. Don’t panic.