Caregivers Education Series
Date: April 7 to April 28, 2020
Place: Brentwood Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Ave, Burnaby
Please contact Faryar to register:
Tuesday, April 7
Visual impairment is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not restored through usual means such as glasses. Being aware of warning signs of vision problems as we age can help us take appropriate steps to protect our eyesight.
Join optometrist Dr. Tyler Strong, to learn more about the most common causes of visual impairment as we age: macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The talk will provide information on these conditions as well as how to manage them.
Tuesday, April 14
Hearing impairment is a partial or total inability to hear and can affect quality of life.
Learn more about symptoms associated with age related hearing loss and what to do when a hearing loss is suspected. Assessments, treatment options and communication strategies will be discussed.
Hanna Smith, M.Sc., registered Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Practitioner, with Wave Front Centre for Communication Accessibility will be presenting this workshop.
Tuesday, April 21
Strokes are a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. It occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients.
The Stroke Recovery Association of BC will provide support and information: to understand and navigate the 7 components of recovery: getting back to your life post stroke, community programs and resources, transitioning from hospital to home and home back to community.
Tuesday, April 28
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually and can include tremors, stiffness or slowing of movement.
This talk by physiotherapist Shelly Yu, Parkinson’s Society, offers an overview of Parkinson’s Disease, noting its physical, emotional and social dimensions. Assessment and treatment will be reviewed. Options for support will be presented. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Caregiver Expo 2020 Postponed!
Due to the public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus, we will be postponing our Caregivers Expo that was to be held on March 28th.
Burnaby Seniors Outreach is committed to support the health and welfare of our clients, caregivers and health care workers, therefore we want to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus.
Our aim is to reschedule the Caregivers Expo to the fall.
Art Therapy For Caregivers
Venue: Brentwood Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Ave, Burnaby
Wednesdays, April 1st to April 29th, 2:00-3:30pm
Must register at:
Caregivers are invited to attend the 5 week Series. You will learn how to:
- Relieve stress & reduce tension
- Improve dexterity and motor skills
- Help with pain management
- Have peace of mind
Priority goes to participants who are available for all 5 sessions. Please register ASAP as seats are limited.
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 2020
Monday Group meets on the 2nd and last Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday Group meets on last Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday Group meets on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm
Family and Caregivers Day
Family and Caregivers Day was held successfully on July 6, 2019. Thanks to the great support of all our volunteers. Thank you everyone for attending and being so wonderful.
For some video shots of our amazing volunteer speakers and loyal attendees please click on the image below (linked to the video posted on the BSOSS Facebook page).