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,
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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
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.
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.
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.
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