CONTINUING SUPPORT & EDUCATION SERIES
Effective Chronic Pain Control
Who: For Family and Friend Caregiver and Seniors
When: Wednesday, September 29th 10:00-11:30 am
Speaker: Tim Lim - UBC Lecturer and Clinical Pharmacist
Help with BC Vaccine Card
Hello Burnaby Seniors,
On September 13th or shortly thereafter, we will need to have a BC Vaccine Card in order to access some events, services and businesses. You will NOT need one to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, fast food places, coffee shops and take out. For a full list of places you can go or can't go, google BC Vaccine Card.
If you need help getting the card and have a smart phone, Burnaby Neighbourhood House will help you get one on your smartphone.. Just attend one of their Computer Drop-in classes. Contact BNH at 604-431-0400.
Burnaby Neighbourhood House has also kindly volunteered to print one for those who don't have a smart phone or computer and printer.
You can also order a paper copy by phone and it will be mailed to you. Call 1-833-838-2323. Translators are available.
I hope this helps,
for Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society
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Thank you for your interest!
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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.
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