Category: General

Aug 28
When should you start your public pensions?

According to a 2021 report by the National Institute of Aging and the Global Risk Institute, dynamic pension pools are necessary to help make retirement income security viable for many Canadian seniors. That is why it is essential for retiring Canadians to know their options. [1] When you reach the age of 60 in British […]

Aug 15
National Immunization Awareness Month: Stay up to date with your vaccinations!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an opportunity to promote the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – especially for seniors who are more likely to suffer serious impacts from respiratory viruses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian seniors were especially vulnerable to the novel coronavirus with a large proportion of illness and deaths […]

Jun 15
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15)

Today, June 15th, marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, WEAAD provides an opportunity to raise awareness of elder abuse and consequently improving the safety and well-being of seniors. According to the World Health Organization, elder abuse is defined as “a single, or repeated act, or lack […]

May 24
May is Family Caregiver Awareness Month!

Every May, communities across the country celebrate Family Caregiver Awareness Month, highlighting the important role family caregivers play in supporting and caring for older adult loved ones. Celebrate Family Caregiver Awareness month by reading the article below and checking out some upcoming events. Family Champion Award Earlier this year, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and […]

Apr 19
Free virtual workshops on digital literacy

With funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, Women’s Age Lab and Seniors Tech Services are currently hosting a virtual workshop series to give older adults the opportunity to develop their digital literacy skills. Check out upcoming sessions: Searching for Information Effectively – April 20th at 11 AM The internet houses […]

Apr 14
Free seminar for Advance Care Planning Month

April is Advance Care Planning Month. Join Fraser Health, Burnaby Hospice Society and BC Association of Community Response Networks to learn how to plan for future health care. It’s never too early to start! About the Advance Care Planning Seminar: If you were severely injured or became ill and were unable to speak for yourself, […]

Apr 04
Recognizing National Caregivers Day

April 4th, 2023 is National Caregivers Day, a day which formally recognizes caregivers across Canada. Route 65 acknowledges and celebrates the central role unpaid family caregivers play across the province. “I speak from experience when I say caregiving for a family member can be rewarding but also challenging,” says Terry Lake, CEO, BC Care Providers […]

Mar 20
Fraud Awareness Month: Emergency-Grandparent Scam

This Fraud Awareness Month, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is warning the public on scams that target seniors. In these scams, fraudsters call and pretend to be a family member in distress, the police or a justice official claiming that a loved one or grandchild is in trouble, and needs money immediately. Victims are told […]

Mar 13
Fraud Awareness Month: Tips to protect yourself

In 2022, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) received 90,377 fraud reports involving over $530 million in reported losses. Top types of fraud included identity fraud, investments, romance scams, phishing, extortion, service scams and many others. This Fraud Awareness Month, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the tips below to help protect yourself from fraud: […]

Mar 09
Fraud Awareness Month: Investment Scams

Throughout the month, Route 65 will be sharing resources from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)’s Fraud Prevention Month campaign to help inform and educate the public on the importance of protecting yourself and your loved ones from fraud. This year’s theme is “Tricks of the trade: What’s in a fraudster’s toolbox?” Follow the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre […]

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