To build community and promote good health in our aging population, Burnaby is home to four 55+ Centres. Two are located within recreation centres and the other two are stand alone. Social, educational and recreational hubs for citizens of a “certain age” (55 is the new 35, some say!), these centres are great spots to meet new friends, take dance and art classes, karaoke, sample great food during restaurant outings, and generally have a blast with a fascinating and friendly mix of people. As for staying active, see if anyone can keep up while you join in on exercise classes, table tennis, snooker, bridge, hiking, badminton, shuffleboard, Nintendo Wii, Tai Chi or chess.
Our mission is to provide easy access to programs and services that assist and educate the fast-growing senior population in Burnaby, to take responsibility for their health and well being.
The program contributes greatly, not only to the physical health of our seniors and volunteers, through education, monitoring of health status, and exercise, but also to their mental health, by providing social and emotional support.
Our preventive program has saved the Health system thousands of dollars.
Who runs this program?
A multi-cultural team of volunteers keep the programs operating, reaching a multi-cultural community. Participants are encouraged to take charge of their own health.
What is the cost?
The cost to seniors is by donation.
(Services vary by location)
For more information contact your preferred centre.
Our Seniors (55+) Wellness Drop-in Services are accessible to all seniors and take place at a variety of locations throughout Burnaby.
We encourage you to take advantage of blood pressure monitoring, reflexology, massage services, peer support, guest speakers, and more.
Here are a few of the services we offer:
» Blood Pressure Checks
» Height and Weight Checks
» Gentle Massage
» Light Exercise
» Housing Information
» Peer Support
» Friendship Corner
» Therapeutic Touch
» Foot care (paid service by appointment)
*Some programs are by appointment only. Please call the facility to confirm availability.