Notices

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,

Lynda
for Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society

 

Become a Senior Support Volunteer

"Seniors Helping Seniors"

For more information, call Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society at: 604-291-2258 or email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your interest!

Senior Support Volunteerr

 

Burnaby Extreme Weather Heat Response Alert

The Burnaby Extreme Weather Heat Response provides for cooling sites to be made available when weather is hot enough to pose a higher health risk to people who are experiencing homelessness.

The purpose of this notice is to inform that an Extreme Weather Heat Alert has been called.  An outdoor cooling site is being provided in the Burnaby Civic Square Park, close to the corner of McKay and Central.  The Park is behind the Bob Prittie Library on Willingdon.

Burnaby Extreme Weather Heat Response Team Alert
Burnaby Extreme Weather Heat Response Team Alert

 

Infographic: Staying Healthy in the Heat [click image for full poster in pdf]
Infographic: Staying Healthy in the Heat

 

 

Service Canada
Ready to Help - Seniors

[Click on image below to view pdf version of poster with clickable links.]
Service Canada Ready to Help Seniors

 

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.

Do you know someone who could benefit from having someone to talk with on a regular basis?  Fill out an online form or contact 1-833-474-0360 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friendly Calls - Red Cross

 

Supporting A Family Member with Dementia or a Disability in Decision Making

Contact Jess at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 778-548-9996 to participate or learn more.

Supporting A Family Member with Dementia or a Disability in Decision Making

 

 

Engaging People Living with Dementia or Disabilities about Decision Making

Contact Jess at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 778-548-9996 to participate or learn more.

Engaging People Living with Dementia or Disabilities about Decision Making

 

Dementia-friendly Outdoor Spaces Research

A Ph.D. student at Simon Fraser University is conducting a study to understand how people living at home with dementia experience outdoor spaces while walking outside in the neighbourhood. The student is particularly interested in exploring how understanding the lived experiences of people with dementia can help city planners make outdoor spaces more dementia-friendly and inclusive. This project is funded by the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Please take a look at the study poster below to learn more about the study. His contact information is provided in the poster, so please contact him with your questions about the study and its requirements, and how you can participate in the study.

Dementia Eperience Outdoor poster

 

Vaccination Transportation Support

TransLink is continuing to work with Vancouver Coastal Health to provide transportation support when and where requested. Wherever you are in Metro Vancouver, Translink's services remain a great option to move you safely and quickly to the vaccination site in your area.  For more information please view here.

If you have any further questions or if your group is experiencing difficulties or just needs a hand in applying for the program, please let Faryar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 604-375-5778) or Dave Lewin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know.

Contact Chris Chan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for any of your Access to transit travel training needs.

Translink Vaccination Shuttle