Alzheimer Society of BC - Dementia Resources, Education and Events in November

As part of our work to create a more dementia-friendly B.C., we are having an awareness campaign. The "Don’t change. Even if they do." campaign is inviting the public to reflect on ways they’ll continue to stay connected to people affected by dementia, 60 per cent of whom live in the community. Learn more and make your pledge at

Meanwhile, as we all find ways to adapt to the new normal, this remains an incredibly difficult time for caregivers of people living with dementia, including many who are supporting people living in long-term care and are unable to stay connected as they have in the past.

Read on to learn about the resources we have for families of people living in long-term care, as well as about the online webinars and tele-support groups taking place in the Fraser Region this month. Finally, learn more about the Telethon for Alzheimer’s, a Cantonese-language variety program to be broadcast nationally on Fairchild Television.

Read more at the website of the Alzheima Society of BC.


City of Burnaby Fall Programs for Seniors at Cameron

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Some new programs will be offered for Seniors at Cameron Centre beginning October 13, these include:

55+ Fitness. 55+ Yoga, 55+ Social Circle, 55+ Craft Circle

Click here for information or call Cameron Centre 604 297-4452.

Advance reservation and payment is required for each activity or program. No drop-ins. Please note that the seniors lounge is currently closed.

Registration will begin October 1 for Burnaby Residents, October 4 for Non-residents.

For information, please call Cameron Centre 604 297-4452.



New Phone Number and Hours for City of Burnaby COVID19 Call Centre

The City of Burnaby COVID19 Information Call Centre number has changed.

The new number is 604-294-7878.

Call Centre hours are now Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (closed statutory holidays).


In Memoriam Frank Townsley

Frank Townsley, Cameron Seniors Watercolour Painting Instructor, passed away on September 17, 2020, after being diagnosed earlier this year with ALS.

Frank taught Watercolour Painting and Photography classes to Cameron Seniors for many years. Every year, Frank and his students demonstrated and displayed their work at the Cameron Seniors Artisan Wine and Cheese event. During his career as an artist and teacher, Frank traveled the world to capture photographs and draw inspiration for his painting. In 2016, Frank published, British Columbia, Graced by Nature’s Palette, a book of his photographs and paintings of nature in the province of BC.

At Cameron, Frank shared his expertise generously with our community’s 55+ artist-learners. His classes were encouraging for beginners, and challenging for experienced painters and photographers. He has many friends at Cameron Centre, and he will be missed. Frank’s work can be seen on his website:

Frank Townsley