Burnaby Seniors' Resources Society

 

 

Community Organizations



 
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BURNABY PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL SERVICES

WELCOME 55 PLUS

Older people are important to the health and vitality of any community -- and society in general. And people who are happy and active tend to feel younger and healthier. Burnaby has four centres that specializes in programs for adults 55 and older. These are busy, friendly places where you can meet and socialize, learn new skills and enjoy creative leisure time.  

 

55+ MEMBERSHIP

 

To take part in the 55+ activities you need to purchase a membership. 

Find completed details on the City of Burnaby Website: City of Burnaby

 

Bonsor Complex 55+ Office:
 604-297-4580

Confederation Centre:
 604-294-1936 or 604-296-7010

Cameron Complex 55+ Office:      
 604-415-3555

NEW Edmonds Centre
 7433 Edmonds 55+ Office:
 604-297-4838

 



 

Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society

The Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society is a not-for-profit organization in which peers support the emotional well being of seniors. The purpose of the Society is to promote seniors’ independence, self-esteem and the achievement of individual goals.

Our programs include:

  • A free, confidential one-on-one Peer Counseling service for seniors 50+  experiencing anxiety, frustration or difficulty because of life changes in their later years;
  • Free 54-hour Communications and Counseling Skills Training for the volunteer peer counselors;
  • Reconnections program which assists seniors in developing or enhancing the skills and confidence they may need to find purpose and reconnect with the community after a significant change or loss;
  • Burnaby Family Caregivers program offers information and group support to help alleviate caregiver stress for those providing care to aged or disabled family or friends.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 3:00. However, if no one can take your call please leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

#106 – 2101 Holdom Avenue
  Burnaby B.C  V5B 0A4
  Tel: 604-291-2258
  Fax: 604-291-2458
  Email:  bsoss@telus.net
  Website: www.bsoss.org



 
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Citizen Support Services – City of Burnaby

The City of Burnaby Citizen Support Services is comprised of approximately 380 volunteers who give their time and energy to the community on a regular basis, supporting the following programs.

Outings for the Elderly (Gadabouts)

Trips for housebound seniors and people with disabilities. Volunteer drivers escort clients to and from the bus to the event or the event itself, and assist on the outings. There is a small charge for this.

Lunch Program

Volunteer drivers bring clients from their home to a local Seniors’ Centre for lunch, then return them home. Volunteers greet and assist the clients. There is a small charge for the lunch.

Phone Buddy Program

Volunteers call clients to visit with them over the telephone. Volunteers can call every day or occasionally for a friendly conversation and to make sure everything is okay.

Shop by Phone Grocery Purchasing Program

Clients order groceries by telephone once a week. Volunteers take the phone orders and shop at a local supermarket. Groceries are then delivered by the store, and the clients pay for their order when it is delivered. There is a small charge for this program.

Shopping Buddies Program

Volunteers accompany seniors and people with disabilities to a local mall to help them with their personal shopping. Call for more information. There are HandyDart charges for this program.

Volunteer Visitor Program

Volunteers visit in the client’s home to provide companionship for isolated or lonely elderly people and people with disabilities.

Volunteers needed -- If you are interested in enrolling as a client or volunteering in any of these programs, please contact us.

111 - 4940 Canada Way
 Burnaby , BC V5G 4H7

Tel: 604-294-7980
  Fax: 604-570-3614
  Website: www.burnaby.ca
  E-mail: volunteers@burnaby.ca



Burnaby Neighbourhood House

The Neighbourhood House is the ideal place to get involved in your community and build new connections and make new friends.

SENIORS TOGETHER PROGRAM 

The Neighbourhood House is the ideal place to get involved in your community and build new connections and make new friends.

Wednesdays 12:00 to 3:00pm

  • Meet new neighbours as you enjoy a cup of coffee/ tea together and do an activity such as: Outings, Play cards & board games, Wii Bowling, Maj-Jong, Dancing & Sing Along, or come to share your ideas and dreams.
  • Beginner's ESL Class
  • Monthly Birthday & Bing Party Celebration (Third Wednesday of the Month)

Fridays 9:30am to 1:30pm

  • ESL Class: 9:30am to 10:30am (English conversation group practice for immigrant seniors)

  • Coffee/Tea Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

  • Program Activity - 11:00 am to 12:00pm: Guest speakers, Tai Chi, Chair Exercises, Sing Along, Dancing and more!

  • Lunch Program: 12pm to 1:00pm (**Please arrive by 11:30am to order lunch**) – Socialize, meet new neighbours and enjoy a lunch together!

Volunteer opportunities – Join the BNH Welcoming Committee and help welcome seniors into the Neighbourhood House or volunteer to share a special skill and lead an activity.

Contact Kathryn Burris (Seniors Worker) at 604-431-0400.

Seniors Outreach Coordinator – Available to help vulnerable, at-risk and isolated Burnaby seniors to build relationships in their neighbourhoods and live healthy and fulfilled lives. The outreach coordinator is available to take calls from seniors, organize home visits, as well as to receive and follow up on referrals from the community. 

Contact Elizabeth Zinder de Jesus at 604-431-0400.

Seniors Outreach Ambassador Program – Currently 27 trained senior ambassadors are actively involved helping to connect seniors in the community and providing relevant information on local resources. They also play a crucial role in raising awareness of the issues affecting isolated seniors, and work with seniors to determine and achieve their aspirations and dreams. Ambassadors are multi-lingual and work with the outreach coordinator to help seniors become engaged and visible in their neighbourhood.

For more information contact Elizabeth at 604-431-0400.

Other support and programs 

  • Income tax clinic for low income seniors living in Burnaby – call for an appointment

  • Sharing of Cultures Community Dinners

  • Family drop-in for grandparents and their young grandchildren

Burnaby Neighbourhood House – 4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby, BC V5H 0B8
Tel: 604-431-0300

Antonia Beck, Executive Director
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Office: 604 431-0400
Cell:     604 613-4045

Website: www.burnabynb.ca

 


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