Ready to Help - Seniors
Understanding the Stigmatization of Borderline Personality Disorder
Pathways SMIS would like to share their upcoming Public Lecture:
“Understanding the Stigmatization of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)” with Suzanne Cunningham, mental health advocate with lived experience of and recovery from BPD.
Wednesday, September 8
Online via Zoom
Free (registration required)
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the lecture. The lecture and the Q&A will last 1.5 hours in total.
Register here via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOGprD4sH9FZsUaZVsHk94Oj3kuKnYCB
Canadian Red Cross Friendly Calls Program
The Canadian Red Cross Friendly Calls program aims to help address heightened feelings of loneliness and isolation that so many are experiencing during or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program has existed in some provinces for years. Elsewhere, it was launched as a result of the pandemic, in recognition of the challenges faced by our aging population, and the positive impact the existing Friendly Calls program has on both volunteers and clients.
Dance for Well-Being
BSOSS will be having its first Online Dance Therapy Series for Family & Friend Caregivers and older adults on Fridays in August (i.e. August 6, 13, 20 and 27), 1:00 to 2:15pm.
In this series, we are invited to dance on our feet or in our seats to a wide range of irresistible, toe-tapping music, both familiar and new, from the Big Bands, the 1940's, 50's, and 60's, Broadway musicals, Disco, and World Music. Dance/movement therapists will help us build a sense of community while providing plenty of inspiration and ideas to get us moving. If you've got a heartbeat you've got rhythm enough. No prior experience necessary.
More Useful Information for Seniors
This free app offers a variety of helpful, entertaining and engaging websites and resources. For more information please click here.
CRA Webinars in July and August
Canada Revenue Agency is hosting live webinar series in July and August. For more information and registration please follow the link below:
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.
Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program
This program is open to anyone who is an Unpaid Caregiver or anyone who is supporting an Unpaid Caregiver. Drop-in, listen and share your experiences in a safe and confidential environment. Learn from others who find themselves in a similar situation. These support drop-in groups are facilitated by a member of our professional staff or well-trained senior peer support volunteers.
All of our sessions are held at Burnaby Community Services, located at 2055 Rosser Avenue in Burnaby.
Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program 2021
Monday Group meets on the 2nd and last Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
(there will not be a support group program on the second Monday of May and June)
Saturday Group meets on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm