BC Seniors' Guide
British Columbians can now access the updated BC Seniors’ Guide, a comprehensive tool that provides crucial information on health, housing, finances, community supports and more to help seniors continue living well.
Print copies of the enhanced 12th edition of the guide are available in English, Chinese, French, Punjabi, Farsi, Korean and Vietnamese. All languages can be accessed online in PDF format. The English version is online in e-book format.
You can download the PDF version of the guide (great for printing at home), read it online, or order a hard copy. See below for information and links.
To access the BC Seniors’ Guide in all seven languages, visit: http://www.gov.bc.ca/seniorsguide
To order free print copies, call (toll-free): 1 877 952-3181
Or in Greater Victoria: 250 952-3181
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,
for Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society
Service Canada: Ready to Help - Seniors
Safe and Affordable Homeshare Program for Students and Seniors
Launching in Summer 2021, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Canada HomeShare are partnering to support the housing needs of university students and older adults through a safe and affordable homeshare program.
Within a housing agreement, the senior will host a university student and receive monthly rent of $400–$600. In exchange, the university student will provide light assistance around the home; tasks may include providing technical support, preparing meals, tidying up, purchasing groceries, or walking a pet.
Also, please stay tuned for an upcoming meeting of our network in the fall 2021.
City of Burnaby
BPL - Learn How to Use Zoom for Seniors
Burnaby Community Fridge Program
Some Useful Information on COVID-19 Vaccines
A multipage info sheet to support folks trying to register for their second dose in additional languages (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese – Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, Farsi (Persian), Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Pashtu, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese)
National Long-Term Care (LTC) Services Standard Survey
The bodies involved in the development of these standards want to hear from Canadians and what matters most to them when it comes to long-term care. The responses will help shape what an optimal future state of LTC ought to look like in Canada.
Provide your input by taking the survey.
Seniors Connections Program
Join this interactive telephone-based program to socialize, learn, laugh and create connections! The program is available to seniors living in Burnaby who are experiencing barriers in accessing community resources to stay active and independent. Session topics include Mindfulness & Meditation; Travel; Safety, Privacy and Rights; Explore Burnaby and more! Each session is around 30 minutes long.
On the day and time of the session you have registered for, you will receive a phone call informing you that the session is about to begin. To join the conference call, just dial ‘1’ when prompted! It's as easy as that. No need to remember multiple phone numbers or access codes!
For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call 604-431-0400 and ask for Alexis.