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Seniors Outreach

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors Outreach (DHHSO) program helps to ensure isolated seniors stay connected with their communities. 

Seniors Outreach

Social isolation is a significant concern for all Canadian seniors and challenges such as deafness or hearing loss can further marginalize a senior. Many Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing seniors in British Columbia live alone and have difficulty leaving their homes due to mobility and other physical, cognitive or mental health issues. And although there are many seniors centres in BC, most are inaccessible to Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing seniors due to a lack of accommodation for their communication needs.

Better at Home Program


Wavefront Centre’s Better at Home (BH) program identifies isolated Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Seniors in the Lower Mainland and provides them with volunteer outreach services at home.

BH volunteers can be Deaf, Hard of Hearing or hearing. They provide companionship, home visits, transportation assistance, facilitated shopping trips, and other outings so that isolated seniors can remain connected to their communities. During the pandemic in 2020, our volunteers were able to donate over 1,000 hours in helping underserved seniors who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

To volunteer or get involved please contact:

Tammy Gray, Program Coordinator
Text: 778-991-1254
Email: senioroutreach@wavefrontcentre.ca
Facetime: dhhseniors@icloud.com

Our Seniors Outreach program is made possible by a generous grant from the United Way Better at Home Program.


New Horizons for Seniors iPad Program


To reduce social isolation and increase the opportunities to participate in the virtual events for Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors, Wavefront Centre’s iPad Program delivers a series of weekly activities such as group socialization, games, exercises, educational workshops, etc. with topics including how to use an iPad, introduction to Zoom, Facetime activities and explore new apps. We also provide iPads to low-income seniors who do not have the means to buy an iPad.

To get an iPad or join our workshops please contact:

Janno Lim, Program Assistant & Project Coordinator
VRS: 778-819-2503
Email: janno.lim@wavefrontcentre.ca

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