Moving To Greater Victoria......? Health Care, Healthy Living, No Problem...!
Vancouver Island and Greater Victoria prides itself of being one of the healthiest places in Canada to live, evidenced with (for example) Sidney BC, a lovely little town about 15 minutes from Victoria, reporting 16.3 % of its population to be over 80 years.
Our very mild climate, great scenery, relaxed lifestyle, many easy access services, low unemployment, clean air, and low crime rates etc. attract many people of all ages from all over Canada, North America, Asia and Europe..... Some call Victoria, BC more British than England, Has more flowers than Holland, offers better weather than San Fransisco, cleaner air than the Alps and offers one of the best overall Quality of Life Environments in the world......
But still, even-though Greater Victoria is so amazing, (no kidding or fibbing) with any big move, Health Care is a very important consideration, regardless if you are planning a move from any part in Canada, North America or across one or more oceans to Greater Victoria, BC.
In BC, (British Columbia) medical services are readily available and provides excellent services to all residents and visitors.
In and Around Greater Victoria access to medical services is as easy as opening the phone book or going on line to the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) at their website at http://www.viha.ca/finding_care/.
In addition many Provincial and local Health related resources can be found on the BC Ministry of Health health-link service at http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kbaltindex.asp.
All eligible BC Residents are required to obtain basic medical insurance under the Medical Services Plan of BC and all relevant information about coverage, assistance as well as the optional Pharma Care program can be found at www.hibc.gov.bc.ca.
In addition there are numerous " OPTIONAL" private "Extended Health Care Insurance Companies" than can be obtained from your average insurance broker anywhere in BC or can be found at this website : http://www.ibabc.org/index.php/get-to-know-us/broker-finder.html
For More Senior focused health care and healthy living information there is an excellent website at http://www.seniorsbc.ca/ and be sure to review the Seniors Guide (free online book and resource) at http://www.seniorsbc.ca/guide/
Once you are in BC (as a Visitor and or Resident) or if you have friends or Family that are residents in BC, we strongly suggest to obtain a copy of the book BC Health Guide, Helping you and your family stay healthy. They are Free but only at Government Agencies, Pharmacies and in a variety of languages.
The BC ministry of Health website is an excellent resource for a large variety of various health related questions, information, resources, assistance and suggestions, and a must visit if you are considering a move to our beautiful piece of Paradise......
Visit this website at : http://www.gov.bc.ca/health/index.html
As with all big changes in your lifestyle, being prepared and doing a little "homework" can avoid and prevent many stress and health problems and challenges....
So stay healthy and be prepared, start with contacting the above resources, and contact Peter and Linda Pfann, to ensure that you too can Live a Pfanntastic Life in Amazing Greater Victoria BC. Also Check out our other articles about Moving to Greater Victoria.
This Information was provided to you compliments of Victoria BC Realtors, "Peter and Linda Pfann", Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA)®. CPCAs are committed to providing exceptional service, and have supplemented their professional training by learning about the unique and changing needs of the 50+ population.
Make sure that the professionals serving you have taken the time and made the commitment to learn more about YOU! To find CPCAs in good standing in your area, go to www.CPCAcanada.com. or www.pfanntastic.com and www.victoriasm.com. To Find additional Victoria, BC, Canada, Senior Focused Resources, please visit "The Elder Friendly Community Network"
To Find out how we serve Greater Victoria Boomers and Seniors and their families with their real estate plans and needs in and around Greater Victoria BC, please call Peter and Linda Pfann in Victoria BC, Canada at (250)-213-9490 or email@example.com.