DemScape Project Study
The DemScape research team is looking for persons living with mild to moderate dementia in the community who can walk independently and communicate comfortably in English to participate in a study. For a brief summary of the DemScape Project please click here.
Interested parties can contact them at:
DemSCAPE Project Manager
Research on Health and Social Care Service Access for Older Adults
Participants are needed for the research by the Department of Gerontology at SFU on health and social care service access for older adults. Please see the poster below for details.
The SWAN Project
The Stakeholders’ Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) project is community engaged and seeks to raise awareness about mobility and participation through actively engaging diverse groups of stakeholders. To know more or to get engaged, please visit the project website:
Become a Senior Support Volunteer
The Senior Peer Support Program will:
- Offer potential volunteers a 50 hour online training program every Wednesday for 3 hours starting March 23
- Match the trained volunteers with seniors who need help identifying issues by phone, zoom or in-person once a week
- Support seniors in setting goals to overcome life challenges they are facing
- You must be 55 or older and register as a volunteer with Burnaby Neighbourhood House
- Be a good listener and want to help seniors in Burnaby’s diverse community
- Commit to the training and at least one year to the program
DemSCAPE Research Study
A team of researchers at Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia, led by Dr. Habib Chaudhury, is looking for participants who are in the early stages of dementia and living at home in Metro Vancouver to join the DemSCAPE research study. For more details of the survey please view the poster below.
As a token of appreciation, participants will get a $200 honorarium for taking part in the study.
To learn more about the study and how to participate:
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.
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