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Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Gadabouts and Wheelers Bus Trips

Citizen Support Services offers Gadabouts and Wheelers programs for those Burnaby residents who are feeling isolated and lonely and would like to go out with a group for an entertaining afternoon.

These trips are designed for housebound seniors who are over 65 and living independently in Burnaby. The outings provide socialization, a feeling of independence and an outreach to others in the community who are sharing similar life circumstances. HandyDART is used for all Wheelers outings and volunteer drivers are used to transport Gadabouts clients either to the location where the bus will be boarded or directly to the venue if it is not far from, or within Burnaby. Volunteers are on hand to assist and socialize.

2018 Trips

  • February - Sun Sui Wah, Richmond
  • March - The Wild Fig, Coquitlam
  • April - Tap & Barrel, North Vancouver
  • May - Mandeville Gardens, Burnaby
  • June - Point Grill at UBC, Vancouver
  • July - Summer BBQ at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
  • August - Trolls, West Vancouver
  • September - Sea to Sky Grill, Furry Creek
  • October - Vancouver Alpen Club, Vancouver
  • November - Christmas Luncheon at Riverway Golf Clubhouse

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Quotes & Testimonials

"Your service was a great value to Vera and contributed importantly to her being able to stay in her apartment for an additional number of years."

"I would like to express my sincere appreciation as a caregiver for the support I received from the two programs Ken was involved in. It became very difficult for me, as an elder myself, to look after Ken's medical appointments, food shopping and housekeeping. So, dear friends, at Better at Home and Citizen Support Services - a huge thank you."

"Thank you and all the awesome, dedicated volunteers for all the thoughtfulness, kindness and the warm, caring care. Your programs are very much needed, appreciated and gratefully acknowledged."

 

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