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New Virtual Services During The Time Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Virtual Seniors Connect Café

A weekly virtual Seniors Connect Café event every Thursday morning at 10:00am via group telephone conferencing.

A weekly virtual Seniors Connect Café event every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm via zoom.

These services are partially funded with a New Horizons for Seniors Program fund.

One-on-one support and social interaction for all older adults, including those living with serious illness or frailty:

Daily short ‘check-in’ calls.

One-on-one telephone support.

A weekly friendly telephone call.

Intergenerational Program:

Weekly telephone chats with a young person, sharing your life stories and experiences.

Having a memoir written.

Sharing your passions and hobbies.

Support for caregivers of older adults:

One-on-one telephone support.

Peer facilitated informal caregiver group interaction for mutual support and encouragement, via conference telephone call or zoom.

The Peer Facilitated Family Caregiver Support Group project is partially funded with a United Way of the Lower Mainland grant. Please see our ‘News’ page.

Support for Neighbourhood Activation

Through attending virtual workshops, learn how to support one another in your neighbourhood and become a ‘Neighbourhood Connector’.

Interested in taking a virtual workshop? The following workshops are all offered free of charge and can be given virtually or in a physical, safely distanced setting, when the COVID-19 pandemic would permit this. Each workshop is of a duration of 1.5 hours at a time. You can sign up individually or for any sized group of 5 or more people. Dates and times will be arranged according to interest and availability. Enquire with Connie. See contact page. The workshop options are:

  1. Introductory Neighbourhood Connector workshop: learn how you can become a volunteer in your own neighbourhood in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Enhance your Communication Skills: become a better listener and help an older adult in enhancing their quality of life.
  3. Brief Action Planning: learn how to work towards achieving a special goal or support someone else in doing this.
  4. Older Adult Abuse: learn to recognize the red flags of older adult abuse and how you can support an older adult experiencing abuse, including financial abuse.
  5. Advance Care Planning: learn the steps of advance care planning for future health care decision making.

The workshops are funded by the BC Centre for Palliative Care through Supporting our Communities in the Time of COVID-19 Grant Program.