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Burnaby’s population is getting older. Over the next few years, the seniors’ population in both Burnaby and Metro Vancouver will grow rapidly, as the baby boom generation enters its senior years. As our population ages, planning for seniors is very important.

Citizen Support Services

The City of Burnaby’s Citizen Support Services is comprised of approximately 350 volunteers who give their time and energy to the community on a regular basis. Volunteers help with seniors programs including: Shopping Buddies, Daily Phone Call, and Grocery Shop-by-Phone. 

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Seniors Centres

Burnaby has four seniors’ centres, one in each quadrant of the city, that offer a range of programs and services for older adults to stay active.

Dementia-Friendly Community Action Plan

The City is developing a dementia-friendly community action plan. About 2,400 people in Burnaby are living with dementia. Most live in the community where they work, shop and enjoy family and friends. Dementia-Friendly communities focus on inclusion, building on what people with dementia can do and the contributions they can continue to make.

Community Initiatives

The City is an active participant in the community-based Voices of Burnaby Seniors (VOBS) Task Force.  In 2007, VOBS surveyed Burnaby seniors on their housing, transportation, health and support service needs. As well, the City supports the work of the Burnaby Seniors Resources Society.

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