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Burnaby Seniors Health & Wellness Fair

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The Burnaby Seniors Health & Wellness Fair is a half-day virtual event for seniors providing activities and information on the different services and programs — both virtual and in-person — available to them in the City of Burnaby. Are you a community organization or a not-for-profit agency serving seniors who would like to participate? We are seeking presenters to provide information sessions geared towards seniors in the community or to lead low-barrier virtual activities.

DocTalks: The COVID-19 Vaccine (Mandarin Language)

DocTalks: The COVID-10 Vaccine (Mandarin Language) with Dr. Billy Lin

Question answered in this video: Will the vaccine’s effectiveness go down when the 2nd dose is 4 months away? Can I have the second dose in another country (same brand)? Would you please wait for the second dose? The first dose of the list has a reminder to register online. If already taken 1st vaccination …

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DocTalks: A Conversation About AstraZeneca

DocTalks: A Conversation About AstraZeneca with Dr. Baldev Sanghera

Question answered in this video: Can we take first dose of one vaccine and second dose of another vaccine? Are there any other side effect of AZ other than blood clotting? If you have an autoimmune disease (such as endometriosis), do you have a higher risk of problems from the AZ vaccine? I was vaccinated …

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DocTalks: Seniors and the COVID-19 Vaccine

DocTalks: Seniors & The COVID 19 Vaccine with Dr. Jennifer Moore

Questions asked in this video: My father is 50 above and has a single kidney by birth. Should he get the vaccine? Should seniors with chronic health diseases get AstraZenca? How important is to get vaccine for Seniors? Which vaccine is best for elders or people with health concerns? Are both the shots necessary? I …

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DocTalks: Health Aging and Avoiding Frailty with Dr. Grace Park

We are living longer but we also want the quality of life as we enjoy our longer lives. Watch this video to know and understand how we can promote healthy aging and avoid health decline and frailty. Research shows having fun and enjoying our lives can lead to healthy aging. There are also a few …

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DocTalks: COVID-19 Vaccine (In Mandarin) by Dr. Billy Lin

Question answered in this video are: In English: How many COVID vaccine are currently being administered in Canada? What are their difference? Which type of COVID vaccines is good? Is certain type of vaccine more suitable for seniors with certain type of medical condition? E.g. cardiovascular disease. In order to prevent accidental reactions to the …

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DocTalks: Families with children: Return to school edition in Mandarin with Dr. Billy Lin

Questions answered in this video are: In English: Can parents choose not to let their children go to school? Children are less likely to pay attention to health protection. How can parents help / reduce the risk of infection in children? Can you give me some advice? Could you tell me what happens when you …

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Dr. Charlene Lui

DocTalks: Families with Children: Return to School Edition with Dr. Charlene Lui

Questions answered in this video are: The staff are not requested to keep social distance from the students within the same learning group. How is it safe for everyone? The staff are now requested to wear masks Hi, thank you for the nice discussion on the topic. I am wondering if children are developing immunity …

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DocTalks: Homeless Populations & Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Birinder Narang

For Support Workers Questions below are answered in the video: How do homeless people practice hand hygiene during COVID? Are any health care workers offering masks/hand sanitizer to homeless/low-income people? What are the accessible (free/public) washrooms in Burnaby? What can I do to prepare myself for a second wave? How have we managed to avoid …

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MoneyTalks: What People Need to Know in the Time of COVID-19

Questions covered in the video are: How to connect with a money navigator or financial coach in your community. Budgeting during an interruption in employment Financial goal setting Dealing with debt What to do if you have debts, impact on credit history, and what are some of the options when you have debts that have …

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Dr. Charlene Lui

DocTalks for Families with Young Children (During the Pandemic) with Dr. Charlene Lui

In this video Dr. Lui answers the following questions from the community: I have a new born at home and I’m worried about being out in public. Is my infant more at risk for getting the virus? And would they be at risk of getting severe symptoms if they did get the virus? Is it …

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Dr. Davidicus Wong

Dr. Dave’s responses to the Burnaby youth’s thoughtful questions

Questions asked by youth of Burnaby: How effective are masks that are not N95? When do we need to wear masks / When is it most important to wear a mask? When will covid be over? (I’m assuming this means when will the lockdown be over) Can the virus come back after testing negative? Where …

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Dr. Amir El Masry

DocTalks in Arabic with Dr. Amir El Masry, Burnaby Family Physician

Questions answered in this videos are: In English: If I want to change the family doctor… What should I do and how? Tips for dealing with stress brought on by the pandemic. Safety of returning to some of your usual activities. How to connect with a doctor in your community. How to know if I …

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DocTalks: From Surviving to Thriving During the Pandemic — with Dr. Davidicus Wong

A community based emotional wellbeing and mental health webinar brought to you by the Burnaby Primary Care Networks, facilitated by Jeff Malmgren. In this session, Dr. Dave discusses: Proven methods to manage stress Staying socially connected while physically isolating Key emotional wellness skills Where to find help for emotional health concerns Ways to prioritize your …

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Dr. Billy Lin

DocTalks for Seniors in Mandarin (During the pandemic) — With Dr. Billy Lin

All the question below are answered in the video. 重新開放後,老年人可以安全出門嗎?去買雜貨?去醫院? 如果他們要出門,應該採取什麼步驟來保護自己? 在約見的時候,,我該如何與醫生交談?我可以問問題嗎? 我可以告訴他什麼? 在我的社區,,我可以如何找到醫生? 新冠病毒疫苗現在是否需要八十歲老年人志願者參加接種試驗? 如果需要, 可以與誰聯絡? 新冠病毒疫苗何時能夠開始在溫哥華接種? 八十歲老年居民可否接種嗎? 卑詩省的新冠病毒抗體檢測計畫,何時會普及到老年居民? 我怎么知道来我家帮助的人是否可以安全进入? 我现在可以看看我的孙子吗? 我需要去看医生,但不知道该怎么去。坐公共汽车安全吗? 有什么可以吃的东西或维生素可以阻止我感染病毒吗? 我必须在家中说话时,如何获得足够的运动? 大流行会持续多久? Questions in English: As things reopen is it safe for seniors to go outside? to go grocery shopping? to go to hospital? What steps should they take for protection …

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