Health Support for Seniors

Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society:

Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society has posts outlining resources for seniors.

Website:

https://www.bsoss.org/

Last updated:

April 30, 2020

City of Burnaby Citizen Support Services:

City of Burnaby’s Citizen Support Services offers assistance for seniors by reducing social isolation and building connections.

Website:

https://www.burnaby.ca/Our-City-Hall/City-Departments/Citizen-Support-Services.html

Last updated:

April 30, 2020

First Link Dementia Helpline:

The Alzheimer Society of BC offers people living with dementia, their caregivers, health-care providers and the general public with information and guidance on dementia and memory loss. The helpline is open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm in English. Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi support is available between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Contact:

English: 1-800-936-6033
Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007
Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003

Website

https://alzheimer.ca/en/bc/We-can-help/Resources/First-Link-dementia-helpline

Last updated

July 27, 2020

Fraser Health Crisis Line:

Trained volunteers provide toll-free telephone support and crisis intervention counselling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call for information on local services or if you just need someone to talk to.

Contact:

Phone: 604-951-8855 or toll-free 1-877-820-7444

Website:

https://www.options.bc.ca/program/fraser-health-crisis-line

Last updated:

July 27, 2020

The STAR Institute of Simon Fraser University:

The STAR Institute of Simon Fraser University gathers resources to help seniors with technology, community services, health services, transportation and financial health.

Website:

http://www.sfu.ca/starinstitute/covid-19.html

Last updated:

April 30, 2020

United Way of Lower Mainland/BC211:

Register through the United Way of Lower Mainland to connect with local community resources for help with grocery/pharmacy pickups, tech help, yard work, social check in, dog walking or other help. You can also register to volunteer your time.

United Way of Lower Mainland is connecting seniors with local agencies who can help with food security and social isolation.

Website:

https://www.uwlm.ca/mobilizing-local-love/

Last updated:

April 30, 2020

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