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Caring for the Caregiver

Seniors Come Share Society is fortunate enough to be able to offer free services to support Caregivers in the communities of Surrey and White Rock. The following is a list of just some of the notable free services being offered through the Caring for the Caregiver Program: One-on-one professional emotional support. Help navigating the health care system. Accessing support groups. Referrals to other community resources. Respite services. At this point in time the Caring for the Caregiver program is assisting numerous Caregivers with free services within the communities listed above. Aiding many Caregivers through the process of aging in place and assisting through the process and steps of the health care system. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one at home and needs extra support, contact Nisa Moman at 604‐531-9400 Ext. 219 or email nisa.moman@comeshare.ca.

Friendly Visiting

After being put on hold for over a year, we are happy to announce the restart of our friendly visiting program coming this September. Friendly visiting is a one-on-one companionship program that allows for volunteers to participate in activities that seniors enjoy doing the most. Whether it’s going for a walk, doing puzzles, or simply just chatting over a cup of coffee, our volunteers will accompany you. To join this program please contact Simren at 604-536-9348.

Introducing Happy Pad

Seniors Come Share Society has partnered with Happipad, the developer of Canada’s first web-based companion housing platform, to expand affordable shared housing opportunities specifically for vulnerable population segments including seniors, students, people with disabilities, and recent immigrants. This partnership is supported in part by funding from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) under the National Housing Strategy Demonstrations Initiative. To learn more, please contact Noel at (604)-531-9400 ext. 214 or by e-mail at noel.pioroda@comeshare.ca

Join Today

Seniors Come Share Society allows individuals to stay engaged in the community even if it’s 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.

Book Club

Living Well with Arthritis: A Sourcebook for Understanding and Managing Your Arthritis Living Well with Arthritis is written by Canadian doctors for Canadians. Its authors, all respected experts in the field, focus not only on medications and complementary treatments, but also on management of the many aspects of life that arthritis can affect. Topics such as dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, developing emotional and social coping strategies, and managing relationships are all explored, taking readers through the steps of how the body is affected, and ways to manage the disease.

Natural Product Spotlight

Try Natural 2-in-1 Willow Bark Conditioning Shampoo by Herbs and Butters Skincare – made right here in Manitoba! This all-natural 2-in-1 conditioning shampoo is the perfect blend of nature and science. This deeply penetrating conditioning shampoo removes excess dirt and oil while conditioning the hair and scalp with plant-derived proteins. Minimizes shedding, stimulates hair growth, and clarifies scalp with Willow Bark extract. Daily use of this gentle yet effective, pH-balanced, conditioning shampoo will result in healthy, lustrous hair and long-lasting cleanliness. An excellent solution for all hair types, this product is free of sulfates, silicones and harsh chemicals.

The Little Things That Matter

Often in life, the most meaningful moments are the moments spent with those who teach you something, with those who share laughs with you, and with those who support you no matter what. And within those moments, it’s the little things that become the most significant and valuable. Professional caregivers can be there for you, when you need a little extra hand around the house or someone to accompany you on your outings. Caregivers can help with the day-to-day tasks, so you have time to enjoy the little things in life, while remaining safe and independent in your own home.

Early Signs of Dementia

Some forgetfulness is a normal part of growing older, but it’s important to be aware of memory changes as they can be a sign of a serious problem. Along with memory changes, sudden changes to your loved one’s personality, such as paranoia and aggression, are often early signs of Dementia. For some, another early sign of dementia is having changes in vision. Your loved one may have trouble reading or seeing the differences in color. Other changes may include problems with speech and writing, poor judgment, having trouble with finances, withdrawal from social activities, and carelessness. Early diagnosis can assist you in getting help for your loved one.

Donate:

Donations are graciously accepted in support of the non-profit operations of Seniors Come Share Society.
Ways to donate:
Online: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/36058/donation
Mail: 15008 26 Ave. Surrey, B.C. V4P 3H5
By phone: 604-531-2502 ext. 209

August Events:

Free Legal Clinic – August 3 (various times available)
Movie Watchalong – August 6 1:00PM
Fitness 55+ Cardio Exercise – August 13 11:00-12:00PM
Free Legal Clinic – August 25 (various times available)
Zumba Gold for beginners – August 26 1:00-2:30PM

For more information or to register please contact Simren at 604-531-9400 ext. 201
*Please note: Due to Covid, events are currently being offered virtually*

Calling all Volunteers

Would you like to volunteer for non-profit and give back to the seniors in our community? Seniors Come Share Society is looking for volunteers in various positions within Surrey and White Rock. Volunteers are the heart of our foundation and without them we would not be able to provide the services we do for our seniors. Even an hour a day goes a long way for many. If you are interested in applying or would like more information please email simren.dhillon@comeshare.ca or call 604-531-9400 ext.201