Seniors in White Rock
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 37% of White Rock’s population being over the age of 65 (Statistics Canada).
Get involved in White Rock seniors' recreation programs. Whether you want to get fit, try something new or join a group or club, White Rock offers a variety of activities to suit all ages, abilities, and interests.
Resources for Seniors
- Counselling Phone Lines
- Find a Family Doctor
- Pathways BC
- Resources for Mental Health
- 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.
- 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.
- Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table: Community Group working towards inclusion and well-being of older adults living in the White Rock / South Surrey community.
Community Based Programs
- Choose to Move: Program to help with motivation and support to become more active.
- Health Coach Program: One-on-One telephone-based Health Coach Program to support those living chronic health conditions.
- Minds in Motion: Minds in Motion helps people living with any form of early-stage dementia with gentle exercise and social activities.
Community Partners Resources
- Alex House: Alex House is a place-based multi-service organization in Surrey/White Rock that works collaboratively with the community to respond to the emergent and diverse needs of our neighbours.
- Brella Community Services
- FETCH: For Everything That's Community Health
- Sources Community Resouce Centres - Social Wellness for our Community
- WRSS Divisions of Family Practice
Report: Wellness & Connectedness of Seniors in White Rock during COVID-19
The project consisted of a community scan and needs assessment that looked at:
- Identifying key social, emotional and physical health and well-being issues of adults aged 60 and older in relation to the pandemic.
- Identifying potential challenges to obtaining services, support and/or resources based on the community scan of demographics and program availably as well as existing data sources.
- Identifying strategies through community level program delivery to enhance the social, emotional, and physical health and well-being of adults aged 60 and older during COVID-19 and beyond.
- Read the Report: Wellness & Connectedness of Seniors in White Rock During COVID-19 (PDF)