The role of our Neighbourhood House is to build community and by adding the Seniors Together Program to the mix we will complete the circle of community involvement for all ages at the SBNH. It is the first program specifically designed for Seniors at South Burnaby Neighbourhood House and a very culturally diverse group of women and men have joined the seniors’ planning committee. Through a partnership with the Burnaby Seniors Outreach Society, the committee members are building skills to provide leadership at the Neighbourhood House.
Seniors who may be isolated due to barriers such as language will have an opportunity to connect with others, participate in activities planned by other seniors and have access to information about what other programs and services are available in the community.
The Seniors Together Programs has activities scheduled and will welcome all seniors to enjoy friendship, food, and a variety of activities. In this program seniors will become connected, and learn about resources available to seniors in Burnaby. Let the Seniors Together Program welcome you!
The Seniors Together Program runs on the following days:
Wednesdays from 12-3pm
· Games, conversation, monthly outings, & light refreshments 12-3pm
· Beginners ESL: 1-2pm.
Fridays from 10am-1:30pm
· Beginners ESL (Conversation): 10-11am
· Activities, Info sessions, Light lunch: 10:30am-1:30pm
Local transportation to and from the program can be arranged.
Call Kathryn Burris at 604-431-0400 for more information, or see the brochure by clicking here.
Seniors Outreach Program aims to provide information and support seniors in connecting with community programs and services.
Outreach services include:
Volunteer Seniors Outreach Ambassador Training Program:
Seniors Outreach Ambassadors are a trained group of senior volunteers who have the role of reaching out to isolated seniors to help them connect with community programs and services that can improve their lives. Working with the Seniors Outreach Coordinator, volunteer ambassadors assist in supporting vulnerable, low-income, at-risk isolated seniors to access resources and make connections.
To participate in the Seniors Ambassador Program, or to make a referral call Elizabeth at 604 431-0400, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org