Community News
Importance of Safe Skincare

Skin is our body’s largest organ and our protective barrier and keeping it healthy is essential for our wellbeing. With conventional beauty products, we are exposed to numerous harmful ingredients, such as preservatives, fragrance (both synthetic and natural) and dyes. some of which can lead to skin reactions. On top of it, there have also been major concerns about side effects of long-term exposure to many of these ingredients. Natural skincare is a niche market was born out of consumers’ concerns for product safety. When properly formulated, natural products provide healthy, effective, safe and environmentally friendly solutions for your skin.

Good Fit for Home-Care Services?

Because home care covers such a broad variety of services, there is not just one condition that makes someone a good fit for in-home care. Home care aides can be hired to assist a client with any of their needs, whether that be getting transportation to appointments, or grocery shopping and cooking meals. You may be a good candidate for in-home care if you’re in need of any of the following: Assistance with daily tasks, housekeeping, mobility assistance, medication management, short-term care (if you’re recovering from an illness or surgery and need extra assistance), or even companionship if you’re living alone and struggling with feeling isolated.

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. Better at Home services are offered province wide with the help of Healthy Aging by United Way. Services vary from community to community but may include the following: Friendly Visiting. Transportation. Light Yard Work. Minor Home Repairs. Light Housekeeping. Grocery Shopping. Due to Covid, some services are temporarily being offered virtually. To find out more about the services, please contact Simren at 604-536-9348.

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.

Retirement Community Living

With all of the fears about Covid-19, people are struggling to make a decision about moving into a retirement community. It is reassuring to know about the extra cleaning, extra staff, adherence to wearing masks and social distancing rules. Yet it is the fear of the unknown that makes it hard to make a decision. What will happen when I move in? Can I leave? Can I see loved ones? May I have visitors? How are concerns handled? Reach out to the communities, ask your questions so that you can rest assured that you have all the facts to able to make an informed decision.

Tech Buddies & Computer Lessons

With most programs and activities being offered virtually, we at Seniors Come Share Society figured that seniors could use some support navigating through technology, hence why we offer our tech buddies program. If you’re a senior who struggles to navigate technology look no further! We can assist you. For more information regarding this program, please call Nisa at 604-531-9400 ext. 219.

ShareVirtually.com

ShareVirtually.com is a virtual platform that allows seniors to register for some of the many events offered at Seniors Come Share Society. Access many of our free classes simply by logging into your account. Need help creating an account? Our staff would be more than happy to help! Call 604-531-9400 ext. 219 for more information.

Meal Program

Kent Street Activity Centre and Seniors Come Share Society linked to prepare seniors nutritious and fully cooked frozen meals delivered to your doorstep in South Surrey and White Rock. Orders are taken on Thursdays from 9am-4pm and the cost varies from $6 to $8 per meal. To inquire or to order please call Denisa at 604-531-9400 ext. 207.

Zoom Bingo

Every month Seniors Come Share Society offers free Zoom Bingo which allows seniors to interact with others in the community and has many other benefits such as exercising hand-eye coordination, increasing mental flexibility and alertness and most importantly, laughter! Free prizes are given to those who win. For more information, contact Shannen at 604-531-9400 ext. 203.

May Events

May 19: Free 30 minute Legal Clinic with a Lawyer
May 19: 1-3pm Free Zoom Bingo
May 21: 1-2pm High Tea with free High Tea Kits
May 21- June 4: Virtual Art Gallery
May 26: 1-3pm Zoom Painting Party with Guest Artist Trish Clarke
May 27: 1-3pm Free Zoom Trivia
For more information or to register please contact Simren at 604-531-9400 ext. 201

Aging At Home

Many seniors would prefer to stay at home than move into a senior care home, but there are some challenges to consider. Factors like finances, physical mobility, social network, health concerns, and safety in the home are all things to think about. If you decide to remain in your home, discuss your plans with your family or a trusted advisor. It’s important to prepare your home to ensure you can live comfortably and safely there, using various aids and tools to make things easier. In-home care can also provide much-needed day-to-day support, as well as transportation to appointments and gatherings.