computer helpAs part of its ongoing efforts to help seniors stay in touch during these challenging times, the Bonsor 55+ Computer Group has re-started its presentations on applications and services that seniors may find useful.

Libby - How to Install and Borrow Ebooks from Burnaby Public Library
Zoom - Joining a Meeting

To view these presentations as well as past presentations please click here.



important notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Bonsor 55+  programs and activities wiil not be running until further notice. Questions can be directed to 604-297-4580.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bonsor Health Alert program and Footcare Service will not be running until further notice. Questions can be directed to 604-297-4956.



Important Notice

March 13, 2020

At the board meeting this morning the Bonsor 55+ Society Board of Directors unanimously agreed to suspend all Groups, Activities, and volunteer activities at the Bonsor 55+ Centre until April 17.

All City of Burnaby run programs will continue to operate at this time.  The Lounge at the Bonsor 55+ Society building will remain open, but the Coffee Bar will be closed.


Mulberry PARC logo


Official Sponsor -


Health Alert takes place on Monday mornings at the Bonsor 55+ Centre (6533 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby).
Suggested donation is $2.00 (First visit is free).  Cost of footcare service is $36.


9:00 - 10:45am   Drop-in blood pressure monitoring, massage, height/ weight measuring, socialization
10:45 - 11:15am Exercise 
9:45 - 10:45am   Presentation (see topics below)

Presentation Topics

March 2020

Mar 2    The Pharmacare program with Dr. Ricky Wu, Pharmacist

Mar 9    In Home Care Services with Andrea from Comfort Keepers

Mar 16  What you need to know about your Vision with the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Mar 23  Care for Caregivers with Kathy Wutke from the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Mar 30  Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society - Who We Are and What We Do with Tazul Ali

February 2020

Feb 3   Improving your Heart Health with Dr. Ricky Wu

Feb 10 Best practices to improve your Sleep with Roy Sinn  from the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Feb 17 Family Day- no program

Feb 24 Fraser Health Lifeline Personal Alarms with Marc Villeneuve

January 2020

Jan 6   What is happening at Bonsor 55+ in 2020 with Paolo Zenone

Jan 13  Care for Caregivers with the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Jan 20  Path to Communication Accessibility with Yat Li (WaveFront Centre Communication Accessibility).
   Footcare Service (8:30am-12:30pm; $34).
   Please call 604-297-4956 2 weeks in advance to schedule an appointment.

Jan 27  What is life like at the Chartwell Carleton Retirement Residence? with Erin O’Kane


2019 Presentations


Artist of the Month - February
Pauline Lowe

Pauline is an oil artist and paints flowers and birds.

The past couple years she has been painting in Alcohol Inks, and signs her paintings ZanyArt.
She is from Vancouver and a member of the Bonsor Open Art Studio.

Pauline Lowe painting



Previous Featured Artists


January - May Chan  


May - Pat Willemsen   June - Alice Yeung   July - Lyyli Ellip   August - Michael Chan  September - Eileen Mackenzie
October - Dusanka Apic  November - Josephine Lui  December - Goodwin Young


Recent Open Art Activities

August 24, 2019
We participated in the Mulberry PARC yearly art walk, it was a fun day and we had a lot of interest in our art work.
We thank the Mulberry PARC for the invitation to join this event.

[Click on a thumbnail below to view the picture.]



About Open Art Studio

This enthusiastic and talented group meets every Tuesday afternoon (1:00-3:00pm) on the 2nd floor and anyone interested is welcome. The group participates and contributes much to other Society events. They submit a large display to the annual art show at the Mulberry, as well as in the lounge on the easel and on the walls where space allows, showing their awesome talents. The art work on the walls for the annual Wine and Cheese event is also done by them and they donated beautiful art cards for prizes. This is a very social group and they celebrate whenever possible – birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. Each month, an artist is featured by this group on the Bonsor 55+ website.

Open Art Studio group