Services

Connecting Generations (City of Surrey)

The ‘Connecting Generations’ sub-project is a collaborative effort between partners in the community to engage seniors and youth. The project allows for open dialogue between the generations and focuses on supporting important community initiatives and issues that are important to both generations.

The project aims to:

  • Conduct focus groups and open dialogue between youth and seniors
  • Lead in the recruitment and initial facilitation of action committee groups, identify barriers and needs; intersect youth and senior viewpoints
  • Develop and implement a framework of Best Practices to share with community partners.

Contact us: 

Name: Sahra-Lea Tosdevine-Tataryn

Email: SLTosdevine-Tatayrn@surrey.ca

Phone Number: 604-591-4186

Surrey SHARES: S-speaking H-heartfelt A-achievement R-resilience E-empowerment S-stories (Semiahmoo House Society)

Surrey SHARES is a program dedicated to improving people’s well-being through Life Coaching and Storytelling. Participants will engage in goal-setting and personal growth exercises with a certified Life Coach. Participants will use technology to communicate and record their progress. The program culminates with all participants telling a personal story which is recorded for their use and to share with family, friends and the community. You can follow Surrey SHARES on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact us:

Name(s):
Jessika Houston and Noel Bentley

Email(s):
gngcoach@gmail.com
noel.bentley@powerof3speaking.com

Phone Number(s):
Jessika – 604 900 2133
Noel – 778 960 6635

Seniors Centre Without Walls (Seniors Come Share Society)

The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a great way to get connected with other older adults across Surrey, all from the comfort of your own home! The program offers brief 30-40 minute interactive telephone conference sessions where you can laugh and socialize, learn new skills, and create new connections. Even better yet, the program is completely free to participate in! The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls is available for all seniors 55+ living in Surrey or White Rock. Programs are primarily delivered in English, but there are plans to launch programs in multiple languages in the future!

Contact us:

Name:
Edwin Chau

Email:
scww@comeshare.ca

Phone Number:
604-531-9400 ext.205

Seniors Engagement Through Technology – S.E.T.T (PICS)

The Seniors Engagement Through Technology (SETT) project is an initiative dedicated to educating and supporting seniors in use of technology to enhance social connections and engagement within the community and their personal network. The focus of SETT is to ensure seniors receive accessible technology support and training that is inclusive and simplified for their understanding. The project has the following initiatives:

  1. Seniors Tech Helpline
  2. Tech 101 for Seniors
  3. Tech Savvy Seniors
  4. Kuch Seekho, Kuch Seekhao (Learn Some, Teach Some)

Seniors will also receive hardware (iPads) through a loaning program to be able to participate in the project. The courses that teach technology to seniors and Trainers will be provided with manuals and other useful resources to learn and engage effectively through technology.

Contact us:

Name: Monisha Gupta

Email: monisha.gupta@pics.bc.ca

Phone Number: 604-596-7722 Ext. 313

Source: Census 2016 and City of Surrey Demographics

Role

The role of the Action Committee is to provide advice and direction to the project and its sub-project initiatives being implemented in Guildford and across Surrey.

Members & Meetings

Members are residents of the neighbourhood, work with seniors or are seniors themselves and have chosen to volunteer with the project for a minimum 1-year term. They are an integral part of the project in providing valuable inputs and direction from their experience and insights.

The Guildford Neighbourhood Action committee is led by City of Surrey. Regular meetings are held six times a year for approximately two-hour discussions. Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are now being held on virtual platforms.

Past Meeting Dates:

February 27, 2020

May 12, 2020

Next Meeting Date(s):

TBD

If you are interested in volunteering with the Project as an Action Committee member, please contact us.

Contact Name: Sahra-Lea Tosdevine-Tataryn

E-mail: SLTosdevine-Tataryn@surrey.ca

Phone Number: 604-591-4186