Notices

Letters to Seniors Program

Hello from Cameron Seniors Programs! We have been invited to join in a project organized by Volunteer Grandparents BC. Here’s some information about the project, from Volunteer Grandparents:

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, staying connected with others is more important than ever. Falling under our mission to bridge and enrich generations, in the summer of 2020, we initiated a new program aiding the creation of intergenerational connections within the community in a safe and engaging manner during these times.

Our new program called Letters to Seniors involves supporting isolated seniors with encouraging, meaningful handwritten letters sent by volunteers of all ages.

So far we have had over 150 community members submit letters, drawings, and kind messages for seniors in our community.

At Cameron we just wanted to let you know that we MISS YOU and that we cannot wait for you to return to Cameron when we are able to welcome everyone back. We hope that things brings a little smile to your day.

If you want to know more about Volunteer Grandparents, you can find them online volunteergrandparents.ca or by calling them at 604-736-8271. You are also welcome to call Stacy at 604-415-3556 or Sue at 604-297-4453 any time!

Sue McIntyre and Stacy Hemmerling
Cameron Seniors Programming Staff

[Sample of the cards from the Letters to Seniors program]
Letters to Seniors card   Letters to Seniors card

 

FREE Technology Skills Classes for Seniors

Do you want help learning skills on an iPad or iPhone or Android?

Sign up for Gluu Essentials, a FREE online training for Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Android Smartphone & Android Tablets.  This is not a Scam or Spam.  Recommended by TCSAS.

Gluu Essentials will help you turn your smartphone and tablet into a must-have tool.  By learning the essentials, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to do more with your mobile device.

Registration happens just a few times a year.  Classes begin on January 11, 2021. Sign up now at  https://gluusociety.org/

 

Travel Training Workshop (Webinar)

Wednesday November 25
10:00am-12:00pm

Older adults that need to move around in the Metro Vancouver area may be interested in this workshop that explores alternatives to driving. Representatives from TransLink will be on hand to tell you about conventional services (bus, train, seabus) and custom services (HandyDART) for people with disabilities. Participants will also hear from an ICBC Road Safety Coordinator who will explain how older adults can stay safe on the roads while walking or driving. The topic of driving license renewals for senior citizens will also be discussed. Find out about environmentally sustainable and safe ways to move around the city without a private car.

This online webinar will be on November 25 between 10:00am and 12noon.  For more information and to register please visit
     https://seniorsonthemove.org/traveltraining

red bus   family car

 

Burnaby Flu Clinics

nurse with injectionBurnaby Primary Care Networks are offering flu shots with vehicle drive-thru and pedestrian options for eligible patients starting November 18, 2020.

Appointments may be booked for flu vaccinations for all ages (not just seniors) at the Urgent and Primary Care Clinic at Kingsway and Edmonds, and at the Central Park COVID testing site.

For more information and booking please go to: https://www.burnabyflu.com/