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: Neighbors & Neighborhood
Date: Tuesday August 11, 2020
Date: Tuesday August 18, 2020
Date: Tuesday August 25, 2020
Caregiver Expo 2020 Cancelled!
The Caregiver Expo that was to be held on September 19 is now cancelled.
For more information, please contact Faryar at:
Phone : 604-291-2258
A Message from BSOSS
This week World Elder Abuse Day was observed on June 15th. As we are approaching day 100 of social distancing, I believe it is important to acknowledge the new stresses and uncertainties social distancing has brought. Some seniors may be at higher risk for elder abuse because of life style changes to reduce our risk of exposure to Covid19. I want to explore some of the areas you or someone you know may be experiencing increased abuse risks as well as to direct you to resources that can assist and support you as we continue to follow Dr. Henry’s wise advice to be kind, be calm and be safe. Shining a light on difficult topics is a way to open up our conversations and acknowledge that awareness is the first step in making a change.
Elder Abuse includes physical, emotional or sexual harm an elder may experience by people who are responsible for their care or well being. Neglect is a form of elder abuse that can be the result of the actions or inaction of someone in a position of responsibility but self-neglect is important to acknowledge too. Self-neglect looks at choices we as seniors might make that expose us to harm. The most prevalent form of elder abuse in BC is financial abuse. There is a link included here to a message from Isobel McKenzie Seniors Advocate and the BC Securities Commission on financial elder abuse. It is informative and worth the 5 minutes it takes to watch.
The need to rely upon others, shame or embarrassment increases the risk of elder abuse. Not knowing where to turn for support and assistance also contributes to increasing our risk.
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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