Dementia Friendly Cafe Series
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month, beginning January 10, 2019
Become a Dementia Friend Champion! A Dementia Friend Champion is someone who turns their understanding of dementia into action to provide inclusion, acceptance and support for people living with memory loss and dementia.
BSOSS is Sponsoring Burnaby’s first Dementia Friendly Cafe Series. There will be an informative speaker/presentation, music, activities and food at every cafe.
The cafe requires a team of talented dedicated volunteers to assist with set-up, take-down, kitchen support (making coffee and tea, plating food), musicians for sing-a-longs, crafters to lead activities and lots of hosts and hostess to welcome the guests and share the café experience with them. Training will be provided.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. will provide their “Dementia Friends” training and BSOSS will provide additional and ongoing training and support.
Training is on December 13, 2018.
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 volunteer peer counsellors.
All of our sessions are held at Burnaby Community Services, located at 2055 Rosser Avenue in Burnaby.
Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program 2019
Meeting Schedule: 2nd and last Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
January 14, 28
February 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 8 29
May 13, 27
June 10, 24
July 8, 29
August 12, 26
September 9, 30
October 14 (Thanksgiving no group), 28
November 11 (Remembrance Day no group), 25
December 9, 30
Saturday Group meets 10:00am-12:00pm on last Saturday of each month.