News & Updates – June 4, 2020

News & Updates 

Dear Friends, 

Happy BC Seniors’ Week! BC Seniors’ Week is held from June 1-7 to acknowledge and celebrate the integral part seniors play in our communities. Click here to read the statement from Isobel Mackenzie from the Office of the Seniors Advocate: https://www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca/app/uploads/sites/4/2020/06/Statement-Seniors-Advocate-BC-Seniors-Week.pdf

Other News: 

Hailey, a high school student, reached out to the Centre to let us know about an initiative called the We Ignite Hope Collection 2020 in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. This initiative asks you to submit your artwork inspired by the theme “hope.” The art will be compiled to inspire others across the country. For information and how to submit your artwork, click here: https://www.ccsartcollection.com/

New Virtual Programs and Videos: 

The Story of SGSC in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URojzYrduAc

The Story of SGSC in Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpVwx6SHQU4

Virtual Tech Lessons – Navigating YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0z07Xdq3Q&t=197s

Virtual Tech Lessons – Creating a Facebook Account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfTxo3_Fa1E

Virtual Tech Lessons – Telehealth/ Virtual Health Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6be4DTbF_Y

Virtual Yoga – Breath & Sun Salutation Flow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_C4VsN3QQ&t=16s

Virtual Yoga – Seated Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEXqNzHbBns

As well as 6 new Spanish Tai Chi videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7xrW4lNsvU&list=PLEiHxFnQBnx8BDy7nBn9G0joW1C-mxh_R

Special Events: 

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87089462085?pwd=NjRvVDJFM0pPMy9rNUJnL1l6ZVJFUT09

Resources: 

Your daily guide to the coronavirus outbreak. Get the latest news, tips on prevention and your coronavirus questions answered every evening:

https://subscriptions.cbc.ca/listmanagement/forms/coronavirusbrief?cmp=newsletter_Coronavirus%20Brief_797_11714

British Columbia Restart Plan: 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/bc-restart-plan

SAIL Seniors Abuse and Information Line: http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/programs/sail/

British Columbia Psychological Association Free Support:

https://www.psychologists.bc.ca/covid-19-resources

Simon Fraser University STAR Institute COVID-19 Resources for Seniors: 

http://www.sfu.ca/starinstitute/covid-19/

BC 2-1-1 Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program: 

“A program that matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community who are willing to help.” 

http://www.bc211.ca/

Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7Vzj7N8JQse47IDKg9lISeYpFZEgO6mPMKMl8BUfDiWdOZg/viewform

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – COVID-19 Fraud: 

https://antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/features-vedette/2020/covid-19-eng.htm

NIDUS Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry: 

Stay well, Stay safe.

From the whole South Granville Seniors Centre Team