At DIVERSEcity, we help seniors, including immigrant seniors with language barriers, live healthier, independent lives. In addition to one-on-one settlement support services, we offer the following programs for seniors in Surrey and surrounding areas.
The Better at Home Program provides non-medical services to any senior in Surrey, BC, who wants to live independently in their home and community, while enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle.
Many fee-based service options are available to support seniors to continue to live independently, including:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some seniors who normally live independently with the help of family and friends are now finding those supports unavailable and may require more community supports to remain connected and engaged.
DIVERSEcity is proud to be one of 24 Better at Home COVID-19 Response Hubs of service in BC, to help any senior aged 65+ in Surrey, BC, with simple day-to-day tasks during this crisis including:
Emergency COVID-19 response services are free of charge to seniors or by donation.
To register for Better at Home services in Surrey, BC, please contact 604-507-2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seniors outside Surrey may register for Better at Home services by calling 2-1-1 or visiting the website: www.bc211.ca.
Are you a newcomer caring for a senior (55+) friend or family member? Let’s talk one-on-one about your needs as a family caregiver for a senior. We are here to help:
The program also offers:
For more information, call 778-549-2863 or email email@example.com
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Funded by the United Way, the Government of British Columbia and Family Caregivers of British Columbia.
Stay independent and active with our wellness program for isolated seniors! TAPS supports seniors experiencing barriers in accessing community resources with:
• One-on-one intake assessment and support
• Wellness calls by volunteers
• Group phone calls with other seniors to chat, play games and share music
• Virtual group exercise classes such as yoga, chair yoga, tai chi and more
Join us for bi-weekly recreation sessions every other Tuesday, 10–11:30 am, online via Zoom and group phone calls.
Who’s eligible? Adults aged 55+ who live in Surrey and are experiencing barriers due to physical or mental health and/or are isolated or lonely due to limited community or family supports.
Learn more by email firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with Fraser Health. Funded by United Way and the Government of British Columbia.
Are you a health care professional? Let our Seniors’ Community Connector connect your senior patients to non-clinical
community programs and services to:
Who’s eligible? Seniors 60+ in the Surrey area who may be experiencing poor physical or emotional health; are socially vulnerable, marginalized or experiencing isolation; and are frequent visitors to the ER or primary care.
Have a patient to refer? Contact 604-507- 2266, email email@example.com or fill out the referral form:
While many community-based seniors services and programs are being held online through the likes of Zoom, vulnerable seniors may have difficulty in accessing those programs due to not having a device, WIFI or the skills to navigate the online programs. DIVERSEcity’s Seniors TechConnect is a tablet loaning library plus one-on-one technology training for seniors.
DIVERSEcity can offer senior clients a tablet, enabled with data if required, on loan so they can participate in our seniors programs. The tablets come ready to use and formatted simply with seniors’ needs in mind.
Learn more by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Additional funding and support from United Way and Surrey Libraries.
Stay fit and healthy in our program for Punjabi-speaking senior women at Bear Creek Pavilion every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Staff and volunteers will guide you through easy physical exercises like yoga, English conversation, healthy cooking and nutrition classes, and information sessions about seniors services and supports.
Contact the Active Aging program coordinator at email@example.com for more information.