Newcomer Seniors Multilingual Resources

PREVIEW_AMSSA Diversity Health Fair_ChrisBorchert_08This section of the Newcomers’ Family Health Multilingual Resources is intended for newcomers who immigrated to our province in their senior years to help them access community health services in their first languages. The following are Canadian multilingual resources presented in alphabetical order.

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults encourages older Canadians to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity and active living The following are some of the multilingual Active Living Tip Sheets developed by the Coalition Research Group:

Exercise for Your Heart’s Sake available in: English, French, Italian, Punjabi, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Aerobic Fitness for Older Adults, available in: English, French, Italian, Punjabi, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Brain Fitness: As Important as Body Fitness, available in: English, French, talian, Punjabi, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
The Power of Strength Training for Older Adults, available in: English, French, Italian, PunjabiSpanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Alzheimer Society of BC most frequently used brochures have been translated to make important information more widely accessible and.are available in Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Farsi and Punjabi.

Arthritis Society – Educational Resources The publication “Osteoarthritis Know your Options” is available in English, Chinese and Tamil and Urdu as well as “Top Ten Exercises”, which is available in English, Chinese, Tamil and Urdu.

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and SupportFact Sheets on Abuse of Older Adults include a definition of abuse, info on various types of elder abuse, and examples and scenarios of physical, emotional, psychological and financial abuse of seniors. – They are available in English, French and Persian. The Factsheet on Reporting Abuse and Neglect Under Part 3 of the Adult Guardianship Act includes information on agencies you can contact that are authorized under the Adult Guardianship Act to look into reports of suspected abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults. It is available in English, French, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

BC Coalition of People with DisabilitiesAIDS and Disability Action Program has created several booklets and resources on HIV/AIDS prevention that are available in English, Chinese and Punjabi.

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit – The “Seniors Falls Can Be Prevented” Brochure provides a fall risk assessment tool to rate a person’s risk for a fall. and is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi.

BC Ministry of Health Advance Care PlanMy Voice. Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment Advance Care Planning Guide will help you complete an advance care plan that outlines your wishes about health care decisions in the event you are unable to do so. It will help you consider what is important to you, help you document your beliefs and wishes, and help you develop the advance care plan that best suits you. It is available in English, Punjabi and Simplified Chinese.

BC Ministry of Health – Seniors DirectorateSeniors Guide is a compilation of information and resources on provincial and federal programs, with sections on benefits, health, lifestyle, housing, transportation, finances, safety and security, and other services. It is available in English, French, Chinese and Punajbi.

The Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook
includes recipes, menu plans, and information on good nutrition. The handbook is available in English, French, Chinese and Punajbi.
HealthLink BC’s Services and Resources. A video provides an overview of the tools, resources and innovations that are available to support you and your family’s health. It is available in English,Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi.

Health Link BC – Heart Healthy Eating What you eat is important to your heart health. Choosing the right foods can help lower your blood cholesterol level. This is important because high cholesterol levels can increase your rand isk of heart disease and stroke. This health file is available in English, French, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Heart and Stroke Foundation Multicultural Resources help to understand the risk factors for and warning signs of heart disease and stroke. They are available in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.

Vancouver Coastal Health – “Stay on your Feet” booklet helps to identify some causes of falls and suggest simple, practical changes and better choices you can make to remain active, independent and stay on your feet. It is available in English, Chinese, Persian and Punjabi.

Vancouver Coastal Health – Take Care: A Handbook for Family Caregivers includes tips on coping with the challenges of caring for an aging or ill relative, managing different care needs such as medication use and dementia, information on VCH Home Health services, and a detailed community resource section. It is available in English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.