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Please remember this will be no meal delivery on Friday, April 10th (Good Friday). To arrange an extra meal delivery before the closure, call the office (Western 604-732-7638 or Chinese 604-733-6615). We will deliver meals on Monday April 13, 2020.
Vancouver Coastal Health info about COVID-19
Government of Canada additional resources (including the poster below)
The Meals on Wheels (MOW) program, both Western and Chinese, is operating weekdays, Monday through Friday. Some deliveries have been temporarily suspended while new volunteers are being recruited and oriented. Any client who is affected will be contacted directly by MOW staff to ensure they have access to meals.
We strongly recommend that all of our MOW clients order additional frozen meals and have available in their homes canned food or non-perishable items.
We thank everyone - our current volunteers and all the new volunteers who have offered their help - for their support at this time. If you are interested in volunteering for meals on wheels (serving Vancouver and Richmond), our application form is found here*: https://www.carebc.ca/apply-now.html
*Due to the high volume of applications we have received, it may take longer than usual for us to respond. We apologize for any delays and thank you for your interest and patience!
We are continuing to monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), following guidelines from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Visit their website for daily updates:
Vancouver Coastal Health also provides information about preventing the spread of the virus
- Practice physical distancing if you have to go out
- Take the self-assessment if you think you have COVID-19: covid19.thrive.health
- Self-isolate at home for 10 days if you have COVID-19 symptoms
Visit their website for more detailed information.
Vancouver Coastal Health also held a "townhall" meeting last week (March 26) including a presentation from Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer, which provided information about COVID-19 – view the presentation online.
Regarding masks - the Government of Canada recommends:
"If you are a healthy individual, the use of a mask is not recommended for preventing the spread of COVID-19".
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has cautioned British Columbians to keep their distance from each other and stay home in an effort to tamp down virus transmission, rather than wear masks. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun (April 1):
The Ministry of Health has advised that all Adult Day Programs (including ours at the Family Respite Centre) will be temporarily suspended effective March 20, 2020. We will provide updates when we receive further information.
Our latest newsletter is now available online. This edition discusses Care BC's participation in the Scotiabank Vancouver Charity Challenge June 28, 2020. Each edition of the newsletter also recognizes the latest members of our Macaulay Club - organizations who have made a donation of $500 or more to our charitable programs. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Our Executive Director Inge Schamborzki chatted about our Meals on Wheels programs (Western and Chinese) on the Jill Bennett Show (Global News Radio 980 CKNW Vancouver). We're always looking for volunteers to join our team! Listen to Inge and Jill's conversation online: Mar. 1 recording - "The Sunday Edition Chapter 1"; select the 5th blue bookmark (at 42:26) for the specific segment.
We spoke with the Richmond News about our need to recruit new volunteers to join our team delivering Meals on Wheels (Western and Chinese). We’re extremely grateful for the help we receive from our current volunteers, but we’re always looking to invite more people to join our team as the demand for our services grow. Read the article online: https://www.richmond-news.com/community/meals-on-wheels-program-needs-more-hands-in-richmond-1.24085165
During snowy conditions, some deliveries may be cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. We attempt to contact all clients affected by a cancellation directly whenever possible..
We remind our Meals on Wheels clients to have some frozen or non-perishable food available in case of inclement weather.
We also extend our thanks to all volunteers who are able to help out during snowy conditions!
THANK YOU! Our 11th Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction this fall was a success! We raised $130,000! Thank you to all our supporters, donors and attendees at the event, as well as donors who provided prizes for our live and silent auctions. View photos from the event here.
Our latest newsletter is now available online. Each edition of the newsletter recognizes the latest members of our Macaulay Club - organizations who have made a donation of $500 or more to our charitable programs. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Effective August 6, 2019, Care BC’s Meals on Wheels (MOW) and Chinese Meals on Wheels (CMOW) prices will be increasing. Visit our Meals on Wheels Guidelines page for more information.
Our latest Annual Report, which we shared at our recent Annual General Meeting, is now available online. We welcomed 3 new life members to the Society - Sue Biddle, Ellie Chan, and Ping Mah - as well as a Namit Malhotra as a new Board Member. The meeting also featured a presentation from Wendy Tse and Robert Skene from the City of North Vancouver, who discussed the North Shore Neighbourhood House Site Feasibility Study, which includes plans for Respite Care provided by Care BC. View photos on our events page.
At the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver’s Regular Council Meeting on May 27, 2019, the previously Closed Resolution regarding "Non-Market Housing Opportunity on City-Owned Site (200 Block East 1st Street)" was released and the following recommendation was approved:
That a significant non-profit housing component be incorporated into the North Shore Neighbourhood House Feasibility study and that this be explored in partnership with Hollyburn Family Services, Catalyst Community Housing Society, and Care BC.
Care BC is very pleased that a Respite Centre (with an integrated Adult Day Program and Overnight Respite, similar to our current Family Respite Centre) to support North Shore caregivers “to get a much-needed break” will be included in this study.
We have an urgent need for Chinese-speaking Meals on Wheels volunteers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors in your community across Vancouver and Richmond. If you are available weekdays from 10 am – 1 pm, please give us a call. Volunteers do not need a car - you can be paired with a driver - and we can accommodate flexible schedules if you aren't available every day. If you've thought about volunteering before, please give us a call to learn more （604）733-9177 ext. 107.
Fraud Alert: Please be advised, we received a report that a person approached a Meals on Wheels client wanting to collect payment on an outstanding invoice. Care BC DOES NOT collect Meals on Wheels payments at clients' homes. Our volunteers (for their own safety) are NOT ALLOWED to accept payments. Invoices can be paid at our office, by phone or by mail. If anyone approaches you at your home for bill payment, call 9-1-1. Please also inform our offices of any suspicious behaviour.