Seniors in White Rock

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The City of White Rock offers opportunities, resources, and services to seniors to stay active, informed, and engaged in our community. Our seniors are an integral part of our community, with over 29% of White Rock’s population being over the age of 65 (Statistics Canada).  

COVID-19 Resources for Seniors


COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The City of White Rock wants to ensure that residents stay healthy and informed during this emergency situation.

Below are resources available to seniors in our community to access during this crisis.

Kent Street Activity Centre Kitchen Frozen Meals


Frozen Meal Sales
Mondays: 9:00a.m - 12noon. Mondays until June 28 (Coffee Shop will be closed on Monday, May 24).
A variety of nutritious, low cost meals, soups and baked goods available. Enter through the auditorium doors on the west side of the building. Cash only. Bring your own bag and please wear a mask. 

Follow the City's Facebook Page for weekly menus.

Frozen Meal Delivery 
The Kent Street Activity Centre and the Seniors Come Share Society have teamed up to reach more people with a frozen meal delivery service. To order a meal for delivery call 604-531-9400 ext 207 or email denisa.biela@comeshare.ca 

BC211 - Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program 
The bc211 call line has expanded to help B.C. seniors during COVID-19 pandemic. Safe seniors, Strong Communities is a program that matches seniors who need support with non- medical essentials, to volunteers in their community that are willing to help.

Canadian Anti Fraud Centre
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre collects information on fraud and identity theft. As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, watch out for associated scams.

Services Canada
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, including specific support for seniors.

Doctor phone/video appointments
During this COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock/South Surrey family physicians are available to provide care to patients using telephone or video during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also available for in-clinic care as needed. To book your appointment, call your family physician’s office. If an in-person visit is needed, your family physician will let you know, and their staff will follow up to make arrangements. Your family physician will also continue to refer you to specialists as needed.

Some local walk-in clinics are also open. Check www.medimap.ca for availability and any special instructions. Medimap will also show which local clinics are accepting new patients.

Sources Community Resource Centres – Social Wellness for our Community

Sources SHOP BY PHONE
Give your grocery order to a volunteer on Monday, and receive your order by delivery done a volunteer on Tuesday morning; the program is biweekly. Pay by credit card (preferred) or cheque. Call 604-542-4357 (HELP)

Sources Information and Referral Call 604-542-4357 (HELP)
Staff and volunteers are available to provide information on resources to seniors.

Income Tax Clinic
Do you want to learn how to prepare your own tax return yourself, online? We are starting a program where volunteers will teach you, virtually, or in-person with physical distance measures in place. Call 604-542-4357 (HELP)

Seniors Come Share Society - Seniors Centre Without Walls 
Free telephone based social/recreational activities accessible from home. Includes health and wellness topics, entertainment and skill building. 604-531-9400 ext 205 or scww@comeshare.ca

Support for day to day tasks like housekeeping, yard work, transportation, grocery ordering/delivery and meal delivery. Call 211 

Seniors Come Share Society - Telephone Reassurance Calls 
Making sure that isolated seniors stay connected. If they have health questions, they will be connected to a nurse who will determine if any further action is needed. Call 211

Seniors Come Share Society - Crisis Lines

Seniors Come Share Society - Resource Directory
Various resources of businesses and services available for individuals living in White Rock.

Call 604-531-9400 ext. 216 to book your appointment.
 

CARP - Canadian Association for Retired Persons 
The CARP website is being updated daily with links to all government sources for updates and assistance plus advice from doctors and others. Visit Coronavirus / COVID-19 - What you need to know - CARP

Semiahmoo Peninsula Rotaract 
Rotaract volunteers are happy to grocery shop and deliver for seniors and immune compromised people in the community during this crisis. The service is available seven days a week. To organize shopping and delivery, please contact Lexie Wynne at 604-616-6420 or email semiahmoopeninsularotaract@gmail.com

TOGETHER – White Rock/South Surrey
Psychologists and Registered Clinical Counsellors available to provide emotional wellness including 1:1 counselling pro bono and the sharing of resources.

Alexandra Neighborhood House Caring Circles

To support self-isolating individuals and families to stay home during the COVID-19 health emergency. Information on the program, including application forms, can be found here.  Helper Teams of six support a pool of people needing support with in-community activities, like shopping and deliveries; as well as emotional support through occasional calls or online chats.

A Rocha Farm to Families Program
Offering phone call & email check-ins to seniors. This may interest seniors who want to chat about gardening, receive stories/photos/videos from the farm, contribute to bird & plant sightings, etc. Information/stories would also be collected to perhaps share with A Rocha’s public school partners, with the aim of starting a pen-pal system. Sign up at farm.to.families@arocha.ca or call Sandra at 778-235-3723.


COVID-19 and the City of White Rock

COVID-19 and the City of White Rock


Find out what the City of White Rock is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, what you can do to prevent the spread, health resources, and business resources.

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Online Recreation Resources

Online Recreation with the City of White Rock
Keep your mind and body moving while staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. City of White Rock’s Recreation and Culture are pleased to offer some of your favorite fitness and yoga classes online. Work on your physical and mental health while physical distancing at home.

Sing-a-long with Suzie Q
Join Suzie Q and sing along to fun and classic songs. Susan McAllister-Bee is a music teacher and musician from St. Thomas, Canada with a YouTube channel dedicated to singing for the elderly. Choose ’Full Set’ to enjoy a pre-arranged set of songs or select ’Choose your Own Music’ to pick your song choice from the list.

White Rock Connects
Stay connected while safely apart.  Check out ways to connect to the  White Rock community with online activities and virtual events.  

Community Partners Resources

Seniors Come Share Society
Tel: 604-531-2100
Sources Community Resource Centres – Social Wellness for our Community
Tel: 604-542-4357 (HELP)
Alzheimer Resource
4 - 1475 Anderson Street (next to the Centennial Arena) White Rock, B.C. V4B 0A8
Tel: 604-541-0606
To pick up information or make an in-person appointment, drop-in hours are Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
White Rock South Surrey Stroke Recovery
5 - 1475 Anderson Street (next to the Centennial Arena) White Rock, B.C. V4B 0A8
Tel: 604-536-4673
WRSS Divisions of Family Practice
Find a Family Doctor
FETCH For Everything That’s Community Health


Government Resources

Province of BC

Government of Canada


Sources Community Resource Centres – Social Wellness for our Community (sourcesbc.ca)

604-542-4357