Community News
Prevent Hearing Loss

Protecting your hearing is the best way to prevent hearing loss. Custom hearing solutions are available to match any lifestyle. For example; *Water Enthusiasts – Swimming or simply taking a shower can result in water trapped inside the ear canal, potentially resulting in irritation or infection. Custom hearing protection keeps the water out. *Hunters – A single gunshot can cause permanent hearing loss. Custom hearing protection is specially designed to prevent against impulse noise. *Music lovers – Listen to music with custom hearing protection that maintains the sound quality and allows you to enjoy rich, natural sound.

Fitness Classes with the City of Surrey

It is not too late to start your New Year resolutions with an exciting and engaging virtual fitness class! Brella Society has collaborated with the City of Surrey, who will have trained instructors ready to guide you through the workout and make modifications for you, as you require them. All adults ages 55+ are welcome to join from the comfort of their home; all that is needed is a computer! If you do not have access to technology, please contact us to get set up through our technology-lending program. Visit sharevirtually.com to register today and we hope to see you there! For additional support contact Isaiah Clemente at Isaiah.Clemente@comeshare.ca or call 604-531-9400 Ext. 220.

June Events

Fit 55+ Online Fitness Class– June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Zoom Bingo – June 28, @1:00-2:15
Zoom Trivia – June 29, @1:00-3:00.
Caregiver Support Group – June 1, 15, 29 @ 1:30 PM.
Caring Conversations Webinar, topic is Advanced Care Planning – June 7 @ 1:30 PM.
Caring Conversations Webinar, topic is Home Care Agencies vs. Private Caregivers – June 21 @ 1:30 PM.
Fresh and Lively Luncheons at Kent Street – June 3, June 17.
Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table – June 16 (BCCRN event), June 29 (Zumba Chair by Mary Lou Rust)
Visit brellasociety.ca for more!

Better at Home Services

Better at Home supports seniors by meeting their non-medical needs. By providing assistance with these simple, day-to-day tasks, Better at Home assures seniors continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities. Services vary from community to community but may include the following: • Friendly Visiting. • Transportation. • Light Housekeeping. • Grocery Shopping. To find out more about the services, please contact Mariam at 604-536-9348.

Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table

The Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table is a group of individuals, self-advocates, and representatives from various levels of government, non-profit agencies and businesses that are concerned with the inclusion and wellbeing of older adults living in the White Rock / South Surrey community. Once a month, the members of the Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table meet to discuss the issues that are relevant to our older population, share information and take action. To Join our events please email us at semi.seniors@gmail.com

Seniors Center Without Walls

If you are someone who is experiencing difficulties getting out of their home for activities or would like to stay socially connected with other people, look no further. SCWW is a free interactive telephone based program that connects seniors 55+ in a variety of recreational activities, health and wellness talks and friendly conversations. With activities like Mindfulness Meditation to Brain Teasers, SCWW focuses to improve cognition and keep the brain healthy. To receive a program schedule, please contact Edwin Chau at 604-531-9400 ext. 205.

Join Today!

Brella Society allows individuals to stay engaged in the community even if it is from the comfort of their own home. We offer programs that stimulate individual’s cognition, provide emotional support, food security and have them engaged in physical activities. Our priority is the well-being of the seniors in our community; therefore, we take initiative in advocating for them and assisting them in navigating support. Visit ComeShare.ca or SHAREvirtually.com for a list of our programs and events.

Keep Living Your Best Life

A good retirement residence is not just a convenient place to live, it’s an environment in which you can pursue your passions, thrive and continue living with purpose. It may be daunting to think about moving into a retirement home, but have you considered how your life might improve by making this change? Meet a new network of friends, build new relationships, and take part in activities you once enjoyed, or commit to learning something new! Leave the worrying behind when it comes to home maintenance, meal preparation and your own safety – and have us do it for you!

Assisted Living Community

Assisted living provide residents with a variety of recreational and social activities, as well as the high-quality medical care and compassionate service for which Senior Lifestyle is well-known. There are many beautiful outdoor areas where you may spend time with friends or relax in the sun. In addition to the vibrant décor, there is a calendar of events, social gatherings, and even classes. We go out of our way to make sure that each resident has a good time while they are here, and we cater to their individual interests and needs.

Support In Our Community

When you or a loved one are told the illness you have may end your life, or when you’re grieving the death of a loved one, visit Peace Arch Hospice Society for information, resources, and people who can ease the pain and stress. Registered Clinical Counsellors and specially trained Volunteers offer emotional, practical, and educational support – inclusive of all cultures, faiths, and beliefs – to residents of South Surrey and White Rock. All of their programs and services are free of charge. Please know they are here for you if or when you need support. Peace Arch Hospice Society.

Referred by Your Physician

Waiting for your Cancer PET/CT imaging appointment? Cancer doesn’t stop & wait with you. That’s why people choose to have PET/CT imaging done privately. Receiving these reports sooner allows for treatment to start sooner. PET/CT assists with: CANCER – detecting cancer, revealing cancer spread, confirming cancer treatment effectiveness, finding a cancer recurrence. BRAIN DISORDERS – clarifying early diagnosis of dementia, confirming possible Alzheimer’s diagnosis. HEART DISEASE – Confirming cardiac sarcoidosis presence/recurrence. If you have been referred by your physician for a PET/CT scan and are waiting for your appointment it may be time to ask your oncologist, urologist, or GP to make a referral to INITIO Medical. Initiomedical.ca