Upcoming DocTalks sessions focusing on the COVID-19 Vaccine!

Seniors & The COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Jennifer Moore
Tuesday, April 20, 12:00-1:00pm

REGISTER HERE
 

A Conversation About AstraZeneca with Dr. Baldev Sanghera
Friday, April 23, 12:00m-1:00pm
REGISTER HERE

Both talks will be recorded and uploaded to the www.burnabycoronavirus.com website and the DocTalks Youtube channel playlist after the talks.

Questions can be submitted in advance to Manny at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Seniors and COVID-19 Vaccines poster  Astrazeneca Vaccine poster

 

People living in British Columbia in certain age groups are able to book vaccine appointments now. When you register for your appoinment is based on your age.  For more information click here.

I’m born in 1966 or earlier (55+) or I'm Indigenous and 18 years or older
You can register using the provincial system (Get Vaccinated) now.

I’m born in 1971 or earlier (age 50+)
You can start registering April 14 at 12 pm.

I’m born in 1976 or earlier (age 45+)
You can start registering April 16 at 12 pm.

I’m born in 1981 or earlier (age 40+)
You can start registering April 19 at 12 pm.

 

People who are clinically extremely vulnerable
You can register using the provincial system (Get Vaccinated) now.

For the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health region, people aged 55 to 65 (born in 1956 to 1966) may book a vaccine appointment through participating local pharmacies.

 

BC's Get Vaccinated registration and booking system is now open!!

All eligible people can register to book their vaccine through Get Vaccinated.

There are three easy steps to register to book your vaccine appointment:

Step 1: Register online, by phone or in person at a BC Services Centre
    Register online: gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
    Register by telephone: 1-833-838-2323 (toll free)
    Register in-person: Visit the nearest Service BC location

Step 2: Book an appointment
You will be contacted to book a vaccine appointment when you are eligible based on your age and our Immunization Plan phases.
You will book your appointment online or by phone. You will select a location, date and time.

Step 3: Get the vaccine
Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.

For more information please visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.html

 

Presented by Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society

This is a beginners exercise course designed for seniors to benefit physical and mental health.  The course starts on April 26 and runs for 5 months, through the virtual platform of Zoom.

Participants will be introduced to the basic exercises, forms, and movements of Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial art practiced by millions world-wide.

This is a beginners' class and no previous experience is necessary.

Date: Mondays (starts on April 26)
Time: 10:00am

To register for the course please click here.

VOBSS Tai Chi Classes

 

Choose to Move now available for older adults online or by phone.

Are there older adults in your community, or life, who are interested in increasing their physical activity through a free program online or over the phone?

BCRPA, in partnership with the Active Aging Research Team at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility is delivering Choose to Move and ActivAge.

Since 2016, BCRPA has partnered with 33 recreation departments across BC to support older adults in becoming more active. Choose to Move and ActivAge are free programs run by BCRPA registered Fitness Leaders who have their Older Adult specialty.

Choose to Move is now available for free, online or over the phone, everywhere in British Columbia.

Participants can join from the comfort of their home as long as they have either a telephone connection or a device connected to the internet. Help us spread the news! The link to join is here and it’s absolutely free!

In-Person Choose to Move and ActivAge are also being offered in select communities in 2021. Click here to find your nearest program.

 

smartphone with handIf you're a low-income senior, you may be eligible for the Telus Mobility for Good for seniors program.  This program provides Canadian seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefit with low-cost wireless service and a free refurbished smartphone.

For details of the program and how to apply please visit the Telus website.