Seniors All-round Development Day Program

Service Introduction

Gaia’s “Seniors All-round Development Day Program” provides structured and supervised social, recreational, physical, cognitive, self-care, aesthetic and educational activities for frail seniors, post-stroke clients and those living with early signs of dementia. The program helps preventing sense of social isolation and encourages independent living in the community as well as provides tailor-made support and information services for caregivers.

Program Date and Time     

April - June 2024, Every Thursday 10am to 3pm (13 sessions)

April 4, 11, 18 & 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

June 6, 13, 20 & 27

Venue  Grace Neighbourhood Center  (Address: 3895 Albert St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2C8) 

Service Target & Eligibility  

  • Seniors requiring assistance in daily living
  • Seniors requiring health monitoring and supervision on a regular basis
  • Seniors living with mild cognitive impairment or early signs of dementia
  • Seniors isolated from the community due to functional limitations
  • Seniors at risk of fall or being left alone
  • Seniors whose caregivers require regular periods of relief

All-round Interest Development – Program & Activity  

  • Educational, physical, recreational and social activities
  • Daily News and Newspaper Reading and Sharing
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Individual/group supportive counselling
  • Nutritious Snacks and Hot lunch
  • Fall Prevention Support Scheme
  • Foot care service
  • Caregiver Support Program

Number of Participants

12 (Intake Interviews with Participants and Caregivers will be conducted for Screening Purpose)

Fees

  • $10 per session (including all program expenses, meal & snacks) Programs Fees will be collected at the first session of each phase.
  • Additional fees will be charged for transportation, outings and special events.

Application

Referrals are welcome from medical professionals, social workers, family members, friends or clients themselves. Intake interview by GAIA’s staff is required to determine eligibility.

Contact Phone number: 778-223-7236 (Hours: Monday -Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm)

Deadline of Application: April 1, 2024

Distinctiveness of Service

  • Treasure Seniors’ Strength and Potentials     
  • Individual Development Service Plan for each participant 
  • Emphasis on Caregivers’ Participation and Support
  • Regular Knowledge and Expertise Exchange with Yee Hong, Ontario       
  • Trans-disciplinary Consultancy Committee for Program
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