Age Friendly

iPads for Beaver Valley Seniors!

The Beaver Valley Age Friendly program is launching an exciting new project! Thanks to a generous grant provided by Employment and Social Development Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program we will be giving iPads to qualified seniors. The goal of the project is to help local seniors use current technology so they can connect with family and friends and services being offered online. This has become especially important since the onset of the pandemic, and being able to use this technology will help people access services such as video call medical appointments.

iPad recipients will be supported through free training sessions, so we encourage those who are new to using computers/iPads to apply. You are never too old to learn new technologies! A list of criteria will be used to select from applicants, as follows:

  1. You have volunteered / assisted with the BV Age Friendly program – past or present.
  2. You do not already have an iPad or tablet.
  3. Only one iPad will be granted per home (couples can share an iPad).
  4. You have home internet or are willing to set it up. If cost is a barrier, please still apply and let us know this may be an issue.
  5. You are committed to learning how to use the iPad and will attend free training sessions.
  6. Residents in assisted living are welcome to apply.

How to Apply:

Please call the Village office at 250-367-7551 by Friday, June 18th and provide your full name, street address, phone number and email address if you have one. We will contact those selected by the last week of June. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Anderson at 250-368-1896 or the Village office.


2021 AGE FRIENDLY NEWSLETTERS AND EVENTS CALENDARS

October 2021 BV Age Friendly Newsletter
June 2021 BV Age Friendly Newsletter
May 2021 BV Age Friendly Newsletter
April 2021 BV Age Friendly Newsletter
March 2021 BV Age Friendly Newsletter

February  2021 BV Age Friendly Newsletter
January 2021 BV Age Friendly Newsletter

2020 AGE FRIENDLY NEWSLETTERS AND EVENTS CALENDARS

December 2020 BV Age Friendly News
November 2020 BV Age Friendly News
October 2020 BV Age Friendly News
September 2020 BV Age Friendly News
June 2020 BV Age Friendly News
May 2020 BV Age Friendly News
April 2020 BV Age Friendly News
March 2020 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
February 2020 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
January 2020 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar   

TECH LEARNING PLACE

Do you want to learn more about using mobile technology? The Tech Learning Place is for you and, best of all, it's completely free! To learn more, click on this link.

SENIORS' AT-HOME TOOLBOX FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

If you are experiencing any health concerns with respect to the Coronavirus, please contact 811 immediately.   Please contact your Pharmacy if you have concerns about getting medications.  Your Pharmacist is the best resource to talk to about home delivery of medications.

Contact local grocery stores to see which ones deliver.  You can contact Liberty Foods at 250-367-9911

Contact restaurants to see who delivers meals.  There are restaurants that are now delivering because of the Coronavirus.

THINGS TO DO WHILE SELF-ISOLATING

Message from Beaver Valley Public Library
Did you know that while you are self-isolating you can still access online e and audiobooks, learn new languages or register for free online courses via the library website?

Library-to-Go (e and audio books):  https://beavervalley.bc.libraries.coop/…/download-ebooks-a…/
Pronunciator (learn languages):  http://learning.pronunciator.com/getstarted.php…
Gale Courses (free online learning):  https://beavervalley.bc.libraries.coop/resear…/gale-courses/

Message from the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy - Trail and Area
As of March 16, CBAL is cancelling all programming. Even though our face-to-face programs are on hold, we are busy preparing for new online ones. We are excited about launching a series of online programs for families, adults and English language learners – it’s one way we can help to make “social distancing” a little less lonely! We will keep you posted.

Also a good resource:  https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/12/qa-how-to-care-for-the-elderly-without-putting-them-at-risk-of-coronavirus/ 
At-home exercises for seniors: https://www.nursenextdoor.com/blog/6-easy-and-safe-exercises-for-seniors/
                                             https://www.md-health.com/exercises-for-seniors-to-do-at-home.html

Active Aging: Check out the following website for seniors. It has a lot of great information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/health-safety/active-aging

Other at-home activities:
Puzzles, Knitting/crocheting, Board Games, Watch old movies, Baking, Crafts, Reading, Journaling https://www.hearthsideseniorliving.com/journal-prompts-for-seniors/

REMEMBER:
The more we separate from one another, the better chances we give to those with compromised immune systems to stay healthy.  Attached is a video demonstrating the benefit of social  distancing and self-isolating and how this helps our health care system take care of those most in need of assistance. This article was published by The Washington Post.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/?fbclid=IwAR2H2DMLMUv1zx1hkB9xO_-vRrlRyHTsLPwUn1yIw_w6pap62QRRfwfWwsk

In this time may you all find helpful supports and creative ways to enjoy your quiet time at home. We won’t let fear overcome us as we strive to grow in peace and strength through this season.  Many of you know each another and please check in with one another through a call.  That is what community is all about!

Shawna Bradford
Beaver Valley Age Friendly Program Coordinator

CLOSING THE GAP IN SENIORS CARE
Closing the Gaps in Seniors’ Care - A Guide To Public, Community & Private Services for Lower Columbia Seniors (Trail & Area) June 2019 Directory is posted on-line at  http://kb.fetchbc.ca/ or CLOSING THE GAP IN SENIORS CARE 

2019 BV AGE FRIENDLY NEWS AND EVENTS CALENDARS

December 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
November 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar

October 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar - Please note the Montrose Card Club dates changed to October 7 and 21, 2019
AMENDED VERSION
September 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
June 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
May 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
April 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
March 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
February 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar
January 2019 Age Friendly News and Events Calendar

 

Previous years' calendars are available upon request at the Village of Fruitvale office.

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