Please note that all scheduled events have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 .
Our Coordinator is looking at new ways to bring health education and self-management programs to you through links, webinars, podcasts online.
Welcome to the Yakimovich Wellness Centre web page.
This link https://gvef.org/education-and-resources/ connects you to the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation website. When you click on the link, you will be on the Eldercare Foundation’s Education and Resources web page where you will see, in green letters, Yakimovich Wellness Centre and a green button to click on that takes you the Wellness Centre’s info page. As you move down this info page, you will see the list of upcoming sessions and at the bottom there are two buttons that will direct you to ‘how to create an account’ and ‘how to register ‘using our new Learning Management System (LMS) Learning Hub.
Thank you to our partner, the Eldercare Foundation, for their ongoing funding support and for posting upcoming sessions and information for the Yakimovich Wellness Centre.
The Yakimovich Wellness Centre is located in the Hillside Seniors Health Centre in Victoria.
The Centre focuses on the wellness and social support needs of seniors and caregivers. It is devoted to providing the most up-to-date information regarding your health and wellness.
Our Wellness Coordinator organizes a monthly Calendar of Events which highlights education and health promotion activities, such as:
- Managing your diabetes
- Continence clinic
- Coping with chronic disease
- High blood pressure
- The role of the pharmacist
Our resource centre includes a computer with high speed internet access, a magnifier for those with vision problems and many more resources with links to programs and agencies in the community.
Community Bathing Program
For people who cannot safely use the bathing facilities in their home, even with home support assistance, the bathing program is available for self-referral through the Vancouver Island Health Authority at 250-370-5641.
- Clients accessing this program include people living with extreme weakness, dementia, paralysis and those with special needs
- Cost is $5 per bath
- Service is offered by appointment only
- Visiting relatives from other areas are welcome
- There is sometimes a waiting list
1454 Hillside Ave
There is limited two hour parking available on Gosworth Street off Hillside Avenue. Paid parking is available at the back of the building as well.
Any Other Amenities
Our facility is a fully equipped multi-purpose room that can accommodate up to 60 people at a time. It is available days and evenings, seven days a week for seminars, workshops, activities, presentations and public events.
There is no cost in using our facility. If you are interested in booking the space, please contact our Wellness Centre Coordinator, Liz McCarter: 250-370-5688 ext. 34682.