Update on COVID-19 and the Society’s response: March 16, 2020
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation rapidly evolves here in British Columbia and around the world, The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is continually monitoring the situation in order to plan our response.
We are mindful of the importance of social distancing and the role that we play in our communities. We will therefore be suspending the Society’s in-person activities for the next while – this includes Minds in Motion®, support groups and other education. We know how critical these programs are in providing support and education for people who are affected by dementia – and how important it will be to feel connected and supported in the coming days.
We will be increasing our phone outreach via our First Link® support calls and have extended the hours of our First Link® Dementia Helpline which, effective immediately and permanently, will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to provide evening service in English. Our Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi support will continue to be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please don't hesitate to call us:
- English: 1-800-936-6033
- Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007
- Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003
We will also be offering webinars and providing information about dementia through our webinars, website (www.alzheimerbc.org), newsletters, emails.
We are thinking about the health of our communities, including people living with dementia, at this time. Please continue to visit our website to find updated information on the Society’s response.