Outreach Library

The outreach library provides links to various resources to support outreach volunteers working with seniors. This library is meant to complement outreach training provided by local community partners within the Welcoming Seniors’ Spaces and Seniors Hub.

The inclusion of agencies and businesses in this listing do not constitute an endorsement, nor does omission constitute disapproval. For more information about services in your community, please contact bc211.ca.

 

General Resources

Elder Abuse

Financial Assistance

Health

Medical Equipment/Pharmacies

Adaptive Clothing

Personal Planning

Housing

Maintenance & Repairs

In-Home Supports

Food

Transportation

Legal Advice/Law Programs/Advocacy

Counselling/Support

Caregiving

Recreation/Social

Newcomer Seniors

 

General Resources

Seniors BC – Province of BC

BC Seniors Guide

Community Resource Guide for Burnaby & New Westminster

As We Age Seniors Resource Guide for Burnaby

VOBS Card

People’s Law School Series:

When I’m 64: Benefits for Older Adults

When I’m 64: Services for Older Adults

 

Elder Abuse

Seniors First BC

Government of BC, Protection from Elder Abuse and Neglect

Government of Canada, Elder Abuse

 

Financial Assistance

Federal Public Pensions

Province of BC

CRA – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Veteran’s Affairs

 

Health

Fraser Health

Vancouver Coastal Health

HealthLink BC

Health Insurance BC

Ambulance Billing

Physical Activity Advice

Healthy Eating Guide for Seniors

Immunizations

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

Stroke Recovery Association of BC

Healthy Heart Programs

Keep Well Society, North Vancouver

BC Lung Association

Canadian Cancer Society

CNIB

Diabetes Canada

Alzheimer’s/Dementia:

Alzheimer Society

Dementia Solutions

Osteoporosis Canada

Parkinson Society BC

Fall Prevention

Health Link BC, Fall Prevention

Fraser Health, Fall Prevention

Arthritis

Pain

Hearing Clinics & Equipment

Dental Care/Hygiene Clinics:

Vancouver Coastal Health

UBC

Douglas College

 

Medical Equipment/Pharmacies

Medical Equipment:

Red Cross

Advanced Mobility

BC Med Equipment

BCITS

Lancaster

Regency

Sunquest Mobility

Alert Systems:

Lifeline

Medical Alert

Galaxy Medical Alert

CareAlert Canada

 

Adaptive Clothing:

Adaptive Comfort Clothing

Addressing Needs

Silverts

 

Personal Planning

When I’m 64: Controlling My Affairs

NIDUS Personal Planning

Public Guardian &Trustee

Government of BC, wills & estates

Government of BC, probating a will

Peoples Law School, writing your will

Peoples Law School, power of attorney

Peoples Law School, being an executor

Peoples Law School, death in your family

 

Housing

BC Housing, housing assistance

Seniors Services Society

New Chelsea

The Society for Christian Care of the Elderly

New Vista

BC Housing, licensing & consumer services

BC Housing, independent living program

Condo Owners

Tenants

Government of BC, residential tenancies

BC Housing – SAFER

BC Housing – HAFI

BC Home Renovation Tax Credit

Home Owner Grants

 

Maintenance & Repairs

Mobile Work Crew

Neighbours Helping Neighbours

Seniors Repair Service: 604.529.1100

Better At Home, Vancouver – Kerrisdale, Oakridge & Marpole

 

In-Home Supports

Better At Home: General

Burnaby

New Westminster

Tri-cities

Richmond

Vancouver – South

Vancouver – Kerrisdale Oakridge & Marpole

Vancouver – Kitsilano

Vancouver – West end

 

Food

Meals on Wheels:

Burnaby

New Westminster

Japanese Meals

Tri-Cities

North Shore

Vancouver & Richmond

Other Food Delivery Services:

Better Meals

Dairyland

Casalinga

 

Transportation

Bus Pass

HandyDART

HandyCard/TaxiSavers

SPARC Parking Permits Info & Application Form

Burnaby

Vancouver

Tri-Cities

North Shore

Freemasons’ Cancer Car Program

Other volunteer ride programs

* See also Seniors on the Move and Transportation Links.

 

Legal Advice/Law Programs/Advocacy

Clicklaw

Courthouse Libraries BC

Dial-a-Law Library

Lawyer Referral

MyLawBC

People’s Law School

Elder Law Clinics

ACCESS ProBono

UBC Law Students

Notaries Public

Office of the Seniors Advocate

Ask An Advocate

 

Counselling/Support

BSOSS Peer Counselling/Unpaid Caregivers Programs

Seniors Services Society

New Westminster Seniors Peer Counselling

Citizen Support Services

Grieving:

Burnaby Hospice Society, bereavement support

BC Bereavement Helpline

 

Caregiving

Family Caregivers of BC

United Way Family Caregivers Handbook

 

Recreation/Social

Seniors Centres:

Century House

411 Seniors

New Westminster

Burnaby

Silver Harbour Centre

North Shore Elder College Society

Renfrew Collingwood Seniors Society

Recreation Credit Program Info:

Burnaby

Vancouver

Public Libraries:

Burnaby & Burnaby Home Library Service

New Westminster & New Westminster Home Library Service

Vancouver & Vancouver Accessible Services

Richmond

District of North Vancouver & District of North Vancouver Home Library Service

North Vancouver City & North Vancouver, Accessibility

Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody

 

Newcomer Seniors

MOSAIC

ISS

SUCCESS

This outreach library was curated by Marney Godkin, Resource Manager, Burnaby Community Services.