The Intergenerational Choir Supporting Caregivers and Combatting Ageism in Burnaby, British Columbia
Singing in front of others can be daunting. But as members of the New Dementians Choir have discovered, it can also be a fun way to create a diverse community that embraces all people, regardless of their age, culture, or level of cognition.
With support from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), program coordinator, Dorothy Leclair, and music therapist, Jennyfer Hatch, started the New Dementians Choir once they realized how much people living with dementia in their community enjoyed singing and being around music.
This club aims to give seniors and caregivers the opportunity of staying connected in the time of physical distancing. During these online casual gatherings we will chit chat while taking a sip on our favorite drinks. The topics are light and meant to bring everyone joy through sharing our positive experiences and memories, skills, knowledge and creativities to cope with this different times.
Eligibility: Seniors (55+) and caregivers. Due to technology and time limitations we can only have limited number of participants on each session. Please register today before all spots are gone.
Topic: Skills, Talents and Intelligence
Date: Tuesday Ocotber 13, 2020
Topic: Jobs and Professional Life
Date: Tuesday October 20, 2020
Topic: Luck and Fortune
Date: Tuesday October 27, 2020
Topic: Immigration & Moving
Date: Tuesday September 8, 2020
Topic: Voluntarism & Charity Work
Date: Tuesday September 15, 2020
Topic: Hope and Resilience
Date: Tuesday September 22, 2020
Date: Tuesday September 29, 2020
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Place: Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre, 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC
Join family caregivers and friends at the 11th Annual Caregiver Expo!
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Research Study with Older Adults
Watson Centre Society for Brain Health is currently recruiting otherwise healthy older adults (65 years or older) who are experiencing early signs of cognitive impairment. Researchers will be looking to obtain basic demographic information such as age, gender, education level and exercise frequency. We will be asking individuals to complete a series of assessments to assess cognitive function and quality of life (over 3 testing periods). All information will be kept confidential and participation is voluntary.
The purpose of the research study is to look at the potential for intensive cognitive intervention in slowing cognitive decline in older adults.
Program is delivered online, via your personal computer.
For more information please visit: www.watsonbrainhealth.com/study-recruitment/
To register for screening:
Do you find yourself needing support with everyday IT and tech from time to time? Contact YWCA TechLink for free, friendly tech support from August 31!
YWCA TechLink is a free IT and tech support service based in Vancouver, staffed by Lower Mainland residents who have a background in technology. From August 31, TechLink will be offering free IT and tech support over the phone and virtually, to support you with any general tech-related queries you might have, such as how to set up devices, make video calls, access government services, and more.
All you need to do is book your call in!
To book your call in and learn more:
Are you a Senior in Burnaby Who Needs Help?
Some useful numbers and links for seniors in Burnaby who need help during these challenging times.
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