Support for Seniors

Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society

Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society has posts outlining resources for seniors.

City of Burnaby Citizen Support Services

City of Burnaby’s Citizen Support Services offers assistance for seniors by reducing social isolation and building connections.

First Link Dementia Helpline

The Alzheimer Society of BC offers people living with dementia, their caregivers, health-care providers and the general public with information and guidance on dementia and memory loss. The helpline is open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm in English. Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi support is available between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Contact:
English: 1-800-936-6033
Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007
Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003

Fraser Health Crisis Line

Trained volunteers provide toll-free telephone support and crisis intervention counselling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call for information on local services or if you just need someone to talk to.

Contact:
Phone: 604-951-8855 or toll-free 1-877-820-7444

The STAR Institute of Simon Fraser University

The STAR Institute of Simon Fraser University gathers resources to help seniors with technology, community services, health services, transportation and financial health.

United Way of Lower Mainland/BC211

Register through the United Way of Lower Mainland to connect with local community resources for help with grocery/pharmacy pickups, tech help, yard work, social check in, dog walking or other help. You can also register to volunteer your time.

United Way of Lower Mainland is connecting seniors with local agencies who can help with food security and social isolation.