Seniors Network E-News May 2020

Welcome to the Seniors Network E-Newsletter for May 2020. Hopefully, you are holding up well at home and staying safe. The Seniors Network continues to facilitate information flow between our members and the public and work to fill service gaps during the pandemic. We will be holding a virtual Seniors Network meeting on Thursday, May 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Please contact us for information on how to participate.

This newsletter contains a summary of valuable resources. We appreciate you helping us distribute this information to your colleagues, friends and family. Thank to our members and their volunteers who continue to put themselves on the front lines every day to ensure seniors are safe and well served.

If you have questions or concerns, please email Heather Treleaven at seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com or call (604) 786-7404. Stay Safe Friends!  www.seniors-network.ca

 

Community Services (604) 467-6911
email: jleginus@comservice.bc.ca

 

Update from the Executive Director

“This is not forever, but it is for now, and what you do makes a difference.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry

During these challenging and unprecedented times, we would like to assure you there is no reason for anyone to go hungry in our community. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please have them contact the Friends in Need Food Bank. We have made it as simple as possible to have access to food on a weekly basis during these uncertain times.

It’s as easy as Call, Register, and Pick-up.

CALL: 604-466-3663 ext. 206. If it goes to voicemail – leave your name & number and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

REGISTER: You will need to provide your name, address, phone number and a personal photo ID number.

PICK-UP: We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9am to noon for drive-through or personal pick-up observing the six feet apart social distancing rule. Photo I.D needed for identification purposes.

Home delivery is available on a limited basis for those who are shut in and cannot access the food bank.

We will get through this. Stay strong. Stay safe and stay six feet apart.

The Friends in Need Food Bank
On behalf of the Volunteers, Staff, and Board of Directors

 

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows doctor appointments are now available by telephone or video!

If you have a routine appointment or non-COVID-19 related illness, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

To find out how to book your virtual appointment, call your local doctor’s office or walk-in clinic today.

Clinic information available here:https://www.divisionsbc.ca/ridge-meadows/clinics

 

During this time of COVID-19 and very uncertain times for all of us, we want you to know the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is still here to support our community. Our services have been modified to phone and virtual support, to ensure no one has to be alone as they experience a life-limiting illness, the end of life journey, and grief and bereavement. Please call (604) 463-7722.

 

What can you do if you suspect someone you know is being abused or neglected? Click HERE to download a helpful decision tree.

Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)
SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention.  Available 8 am – 8 pm daily (excluding holidays).
Phone: 604-437-1940 or Toll-free: 1-866-437-1940
Language interpretation available Monday – Friday (9 am – 4 pm)

What is the BC Association of Community Response Networks?
At the local level, CRNs facilitate prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults in British Columbia.

In liaising at the provincial level through their Regional Mentors and the Executive Director, CRNs assist in identifying common themes, barriers and issues which require work at the regional, provincial and sometimes national level.

To learn more about BCCRN, its work and how it supports seniors and other vulnerable people, please visit BC Community Response Networks.

 

 

FVRL Outreach is offering mail service of audiobooks through a partnership with Literature for the Blind and Canada Post. To qualify for this service, the customer must have a perceptual disability, such as the following, to qualify:
• Visual Disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability
to focus or move one’s eyes
• Learning Disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
• Physical Disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book

To learn more, or to apply for Library For You services, contact the Outreach Services Department at 1-888-668-4141 (extension 7076), or email us at libraryforyou@fvrl.bc.ca.

 

Legal planning is about: having your say; easing the burden on others and on the health system, and avoiding the need for government to act in your personal affairs. Are you a caregiver? What happens if something happens to you?

Free live webinar — participate safely from home!
Use your computer/laptop, iPad/tablet or mobile phone:

  1. Register for webinar: Go to www.nidus.ca – click “Get Help” (top menu bar) > “Presentations”
  2. Get an email confirmation
  3. On the date and a few minutes before start time, click on link in your confirmation email to join the webinar.

Planning for the future can be confusing! Where to start? What is essential?
This free presentation gives an overview of essential legal documents in BC — Representation Agreements, types of powers of attorney, and Wills.

Tuesday mornings, May 5 or May 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon
Thursday afternoons, May 7 or May 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday evening, May 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about more resources and how the online Nidus Registry can securely store important information and documents you might need in a health crisis or other emergency.

 

During COVID-19 it is important to pay extra attention when you’re online at work and at home.

Many scammers are sending fraudulent emails in an attempt to gain access to your information.

Do not click links or open attachments unless you know the content is safe

 

Thank you to our Seniors Network Volunteers. Watch our slide show from National Volunteer Appreciation Week here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jyg1Se_ufo

 
 

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie, Seniors Network
“Working in collaboration with the community to improve the health and well-being of seniors”

Call: (604) 786-7404   email: seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com
Visit the Seniors Network website: www.seniors-network.ca

Our mailing address is:
22718 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 2V6

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Welcome to the Seniors Network E-Newsletter for May 2020. Hopefully, you are holding up well at home and staying safe. The Seniors Network continues to facilitate information flow between our members and the public and work to fill service gaps during the pandemic. We will be holding a virtual Seniors Network meeting on Thursday, May 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Please contact us information on how to participate.

This newsletter contains a summary of valuable resources. We appreciate you helping us distribute this information to your colleagues, friends and family. Thank to our members and their volunteers who continue to put themselves on the front lines every day to ensure seniors are safe and well served.

If you have questions or concerns, please email Heather Treleaven at seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com or call (604) 786-7404. Stay Safe Friends!  www.seniors-network.ca

 

Community Services (604) 467-6911
email: jleginus@comservice.bc.ca

 

Update from the Executive Director

“This is not forever, but it is for now, and what you do makes a difference.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry

During these challenging and unprecedented times, we would like to assure you there is no reason for anyone to go hungry in our community. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please have them contact the Friends in Need Food Bank. We have made it as simple as possible to have access to food on a weekly basis during these uncertain times.

It’s as easy as Call, Register, and Pick-up.

CALL: 604-466-3663 ext. 206. If it goes to voicemail – leave your name & number and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

REGISTER: You will need to provide your name, address, phone number and a personal photo ID number.

PICK-UP: We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9am to noon for drive-through or personal pick-up observing the six feet apart social distancing rule. Photo I.D needed for identification purposes.

Home delivery is available on a limited basis for those who are shut in and cannot access the food bank.

We will get through this. Stay strong. Stay safe and stay six feet apart.

The Friends in Need Food Bank
On behalf of the Volunteers, Staff, and Board of Directors

 

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows doctor appointments are now available by telephone or video!

If you have a routine appointment or non-COVID-19 related illness, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

To find out how to book your virtual appointment, call your local doctor’s office or walk-in clinic today.

Clinic information available here:https://www.divisionsbc.ca/ridge-meadows/clinics

 

During this time of COVID-19 and very uncertain times for all of us, we want you to know the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is still here to support our community. Our services have been modified to phone and virtual support, to ensure no one has to be alone as they experience a life-limiting illness, the end of life journey, and grief and bereavement. Please call (604) 463-7722.

 

What can you do if you suspect someone you know is being abused or neglected? Click HERE to download a helpful decision tree.

Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)
SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention.  Available 8 am – 8 pm daily (excluding holidays).
Phone: 604-437-1940 or Toll-free: 1-866-437-1940
Language interpretation available Monday – Friday (9 am – 4 pm)

What is the BC Association of Community Response Networks?
At the local level, CRNs facilitate prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults in British Columbia.

In liaising at the provincial level through their Regional Mentors and the Executive Director, CRNs assist in identifying common themes, barriers and issues which require work at the regional, provincial and sometimes national level.

To learn more about BCCRN, its work and how it supports seniors and other vulnerable people, please visit BC Community Response Networks.

 

 

FVRL Outreach is offering mail service of audiobooks through a partnership with Literature for the Blind and Canada Post. To qualify for this service, the customer must have a perceptual disability, such as the following, to qualify:
• Visual Disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability
to focus or move one’s eyes
• Learning Disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
• Physical Disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book

To learn more, or to apply for Library For You services, contact the Outreach Services Department at 1-888-668-4141 (extension 7076), or email us at libraryforyou@fvrl.bc.ca.

 

Legal planning is about: having your say; easing the burden on others and on the health system, and avoiding the need for government to act in your personal affairs. Are you a caregiver? What happens if something happens to you?

Free live webinar — participate safely from home!
Use your computer/laptop, iPad/tablet or mobile phone:

  1. Register for webinar: Go to www.nidus.ca – click “Get Help” (top menu bar) > “Presentations”
  2. Get an email confirmation
  3. On the date and a few minutes before start time, click on link in your confirmation email to join the webinar.

Planning for the future can be confusing! Where to start? What is essential?
This free presentation gives an overview of essential legal documents in BC — Representation Agreements, types of powers of attorney, and Wills.

Tuesday mornings, May 5 or May 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon
Thursday afternoons, May 7 or May 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday evening, May 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about more resources and how the online Nidus Registry can securely store important information and documents you might need in a health crisis or other emergency.

 

During COVID-19 it is important to pay extra attention when you’re online at work and at home.

Many scammers are sending fraudulent emails in an attempt to gain access to your information.

Do not click links or open attachments unless you know the content is safe

 

Thank you to our Seniors Network Volunteers. Watch our slide show from National Volunteer Appreciation Week here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jyg1Se_ufo

 
 

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie, Seniors Network
“Working in collaboration with the community to improve the health and well-being of seniors”

Call: (604) 786-7404   email: seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com
Visit the Seniors Network website: www.seniors-network.ca

Our mailing address is:
22718 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 2V6

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You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.