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 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 meals prepared by the KSAC Kitchen are available for sale from 9:00 a.m. to noon each Monday. These meals are priced from $6 to $8 and the menu varies each week. Access through the auditorium, bring your own bag and wear a mask. Payment is cash only. Kent Street Activity Centre is located at 1475 Kent St. Please call 604-541-2199 with any questions.
Note: The KSAC meal sales will not be available Dec. 28, Jan. 4, or Jan. 11. Sales will resume on Jan. 18.
|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.
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
Sources SHOP BY PHONE Call 604-542-4357 to register
Sources Comfort Call 604-542-4357 to register
Sources Information and Referral Call 604-542-4357
Sources Volunteer Income Tax Clinic - The Income Tax Clinic is operating at 882 Maple Street. In-person tax services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY to maintain social distancing. The schedule is Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Call 604-542-4357 to make an appointment and see if you are eligible to have your income tax completed through this service.
Seniors Come Share Society - Seniors Centre Without Walls
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
CARP - Canadian Association for Retired Persons
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TOGETHER – White Rock/South Surrey
|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 email@example.com or call Sandra at 778-235-3723.
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.
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|
4 - 1475 Anderson Street (next to the Centennial Arena) White Rock, B.C. V4B 0A8
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
|WRSS Divisions of Family Practice|
|Find a Family Doctor|
|FETCH For Everything That’s Community Health|
Province of BC
Government of Canada