CONTINUING SUPPORT & EDUCATION SERIES
Senior Abuse Awareness
Who: For Family and Friend Caregivers and Seniors
When: Wednesday, April 28, 10:00-11:30am
Speaker: Pierre McConnell (from Crime Stoppers), M.Sc., CFCI, BCPIF
Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers wants seniors to know that they are not alone and have resources available to them. Crime Stoppers provides an outlet to report anything that they deem to be criminal or suspicious.
COVID-19 Vaccinations in BC
People living in British Columbia in certain age groups are able to register for their vaccine appointments now. When you can register is based on your age. For more information click here.
I’m born in 1956 or earlier (65+) or I'm Indigenous and 18 years or older
You can register using the provincial system now.
For the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health region, people aged 55 to 65 (born in 1956 to 1966) may book a vaccine appointment through participating local pharmacies.
Raising the Curtain Spring Cohort Recruitment
Currently, Raising the Curtain (RTC) is recruiting collaborators with dementia and facilitators who are interested in learning about and participating in creative engagement workshops. Please see this document for more information. You can also find out more about RTC and Imagination Network on the website: https://imaginationnetwork.org/
CAREGIVERS WELLNESS SERIES
Caregivers Workshops in April 2021
Time: 1:00-2:30pm Fridays
Family & Friend Caregivers and Seniors are invited to attend these workshops. We will learn how to manage and cope with different issues during these challenging times:
- April 23: How to Lower the Risk of Stroke in Older Adults
- April 30: Arthritis and the Aging Process - Demonstration of Simple Therapeutic Exercises
Note: The workshops originally scheduled for April 9 "Aging and Unexpected Changes/Depression" and April 16 "Impact of COVID-19 on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" are postponed.
Advanced Care Planning
Come learn about the steps of Advanced Care Planning. These are free sessions for people experiencing memory loss or early symptoms of dementia. You can invite a family member or friend to join you. See poster for how to register for both events.
Starting the Conversation
Date Options: Monday, April 12 or April 19 (Choose 1)
Time/Location: 10:30am – 12:00pm Online using Zoom
Please register to save your seat!
Advance Care Planning Information Sessions
Date: Mondays, April 26 & May 3 (This is a two-part series with lots of great information.)
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm (For both sessions)
Location: Over Zoom (When you register you will be provided the Zoom link)
Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society presents
Dementia Friendly Cafe
An online gathering of community - for seniors, those with memory loss, and their family and friend caregivers.
Date and Time: 2nd Thursday of Each Month, 1:00-2:30pm
Place: Virtual (using Zoom virtual meeting application)
Participants engage in socializing and facilitated discussion on topics led by guest speakers and a certified music therapist.