BC Association of Community Response Networks

Our Top 6: Resources for November

  1. Women’s Health Survey (2021): The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice is in need of women who live in the New Westminster and Tri-Cities areas to voluntarily complete an online survey to detail their experiences accessing women’s health services in their communities. The data will inform the strategies to fill the gaps in the health system and how local healthcare providers improve service. Although all responses are anonymous, survey participants may opt to submit their names into a draw for a prize. Access the survey now.
  2. Seniors’ Connection Corner: Several of BC CRN’s local Community Response Networks (CRNs) have programs that encourage seniors to socialize with their peers and connect with their community. Seniors’ Connection Corner is hosted by the Tri-Cities CRN and is open to accepting the names of seniors and people in need who require assistance with light yard work and household chores, a walking partner, or a social conversation, as well as volunteers who are willing to help. Contact tcseniorsactionsociety@gmail.com with your information and areas of interest.
  3. Battered Women’s Support Services Crisis Line: Call 1-855-687-1868 toll-free or 604-687-1867 if you need to talk, need help, or require assistance with your plan to leave. This line is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. If you are unable to safely speak, text 604-687-1867 or email intake@bwss.org. If you are in danger, call 9-1-1.
  4. Seniors First BC Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL Line): If you are a senior in a crisis, call 604-437-1940 or toll-free at 1-866-437-1940 or TTY at 604-428-3359. The SAIL line is available weekdays from 8 AM to 8 PM and on weekends from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Language interpretation is available on weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.
  5. The Future You (Video, 2021): Produced by Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO), this short animated video addresses ageist attitudes and behaviours toward older adults and their impact on older adults. (Video run time: 1 minute 26 seconds)
  6. Bullying Between Older Adults (2020): This was a three-year project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and conducted by the Centre for Elder Research and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO). The project resulted in a short webinar series as well as a resource package called Solutions: Everybody’s Business Senior to Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit that contains best practices for older adults, frontline staff, and agencies to use in order to prevent and respond to bullying behaviours between seniors.

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