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Comprehensive Guide to Senior Home Care in Surrey

Comprehensive Guide to Senior Home Care in Surrey

Are you looking to find a dependable senior home care services provider in Surrey? If so, you're at the right place. At Happiness at Home, we are experts when it comes to providing elderly care services and consulting that can enhance your beloved one's quality of...

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Why having a care aide is important.

Why having a care aide is important.

It can be advantageous at times to have additional company and support. You may be able to stay at home for a longer period of time if you have an extra set of hands available, whether you need to prepare meals for your own peace of mind or to run errands. Your burden...

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Alzheimers Awareness Month – January 2023

Alzheimers Awareness Month – January 2023

In January it is Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Canada. During this month, it is important to learn more about dementia and how it impacts families and individuals. To learn more about dementia and access more resources, see the link below for the Canadian Alzheimer’s...

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Upcoming Community Events for Seniors

Spending quality time with a senior this holiday season is important. Helping seniors feel loved, and included, creates memories that allow healthy aging at home. There are also lots of upcoming events in the community through the City of Surrey! For more info see...

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is important to raise awareness of the difficulties associated with a lung cancer diagnosis. One way that communities are working together to support patients and spread awareness, is through special events and fundraisers....

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Health Care Assistant Day

Today is Health Care Assistant Day! Today we give an extra appreciation to our hard working care aides who go above and beyond for those in need and give the best care possible. Care aides provide support in all kinds of settings, such as private homes, retirement...

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World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. This month brings awareness to dementia and its impact on families. If you are concerned for someone or yourself it is important to know the early warning signs leading up to an early diagnosis. - Memory Loss affecting daily...

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Happiness at Home participates in White Rock Seniors Expo

Last Saturday, Happiness at Home Healthcare participated in the annual White Rock Seniors Expo.  Hosted by MLA Surrey - White Rock, Trevor Halford, and even Elvis was in the building!  Exhibitors offered products and services for seniors to support aging at home. ...

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Happy BC Senior Care Providers Day!

Today, February 23rd is BC Senior Care Providers Day. Anyone who is involved with the care of seniors deserves recognition for all their efforts, particularly this past year with the pandemic. See this video from BC Care Providers to acknowledge this day. Click here.

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HAHC changes office hours

Effective immediately, Happiness at Home Health care has decided to change its office hours of operation.  The new hours are: 8:30am - 4 pm  Monday through Friday Office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.  Office is closed on statutory holidays as...

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Why mail matters to a senior

When you have the opportunity for quality conversations with seniors, you realize how the simpler way of life (before technology took over our world in the past 2 decades) was appreciated.  Though seniors recognize the wonderful advances for the world at large,...

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What do seniors do during a COVID-19 summer? Tons!

Despite the global pandemic protocols, seniors can find many opportunities to connect.  Whether it's online, by phone, or simply sitting together outside in the nice weather with a friendly chat or going for a walk, there are many activities to engage in....

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Happiness at Home resumes regular hours

We are pleased to announce we are resuming our usual hours as the extended hours in place for the COVID-19 Pandemic are no longer required.  Our regular hours are: Monday - Friday:  9:30 am - 5:30pm Saturday:  10 am - 5 pm Sunday:  Closed Thank you...

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Call for Personal Protective Equipment

If you want to help our health care professionals get the much needed PPE to save lives and keep those on the front lines safe, donate much needed supplies through Operation Protect. What is Operation Protect? Individuals and organizations are asked to donate any...

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Happiness at Home announces change in office hours

Our office hours are changing to accommodate our current and new clients, as well as those who may contact us for information on COVID-19.  These changes will be in place until further notice:   Monday - Friday :  9 am to 7:30 pm Saturday :  9 am...

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HAHC update on COVID-19

Today, Happiness at Home Heath care Inc. released the following letter to all clients and family members regarding COVID-19. In future, all updates can be found at this blog or on our Facebook page.   Dear Happiness at Home Health care Client, As we all continue...

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Seniors are the new homeless in the housing crisis

We don't like to think after a lifetime of working and contributing to society, you may find yourself homeless.  Our homeless population is growing...with seniors.  It isn't only finding a place to live.  It's about medical care, opioid crisis, and...

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Government Benefits for Older Adults

Our friends at Seniors Come Share Society are hosting a FREE workshop for seniors.  It will be held on Monday, September 30th from 2 - 3:30pm at Seniors Come Share Society at 15008 - 26th Avenue, Surrey, BC.  Presented by Seniors First BC, the workshop will cover the...

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Seniors looking for housing information?

If you are a senior looking for information on housing, come to Seniors Come Share Society Housing Information Session on August 21st 2-4pm and find out the latest information on: Senior Services Housing Grid Housing lists to see market rentals Residential tenancy...

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Seniors take time to declutter? No problem

As summer moves along, you may clean up the garage or a garden shed, and realized you need to remove some items that are no longer required.  Maybe you prepared a spare bedroom for summer visitors and moved items to the garage or another part of the house as  a...

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Seniors invest in artistic activities

Want to learn to paint? Draw? What about photography?  The fall will be upon us soon.  The outdoor activities that come with the sun will fade as the summer season ends and its a great time to try something new.  Have you thought about stretching your artist wings and...

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Seniors: Big band music in the Park

Seniors:  Big band music in the Park - is there anything nicer than outdoor music?  Many of our clients love big band music and gardens particularly beautiful parks.  So why not put it together?  Surrey's free Sounds of Summer concert series brings more tunes to you...

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Seniors – Enjoy the upcoming Fusion Festival!

What is the Fusion Festival you may ask?  The two-day multicultural festival brings together groups from around the world and more than 150 artists and performers. Live entertainment, food pavilions and interactive activities will not only be entertaining but...

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Planning for funeral expenses?

  Most people struggle with their own mortality, particularly when it comes to reflecting on your own funeral and where you will be laid to rest.  We may have had the experience of dealing with a parent or friend’s last wishes, but it can be a challenge for those...

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Are you a senior who is thinking of moving?

Another right of passage for many seniors is to downsize and move into smaller and or different homes.  Downsizing from a multi-level family home to a townhouse or a condominium, or moving to 55+ communities - each senior makes a different decision for their...

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Garden clubs provide enjoyment and exercise for Seniors

Seniors getting out in the dirt - whether it be backyard gardening or simply container gardening - provides exercise for the body but also is a peaceful exercise for the mind.  Movement, fresh air and sunshine are good for everyone's general health. Garden clubs...

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Seniors Expo in White Rock – Success!

On Saturday, May 25th,  Happiness at Home Health Care Inc. participated in the 1st annual Seniors Expo held at Star of the Sea Community Centre in White Rock, BC.  The Expo was a great success with over 40 organizations on hand to showcase their products and services...

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Footcare vital to seniors – It’s FREE!

Seniors Come Share Society is offering its FREE footcare clinic on Sunday, June 9th.  (The clinic on June 8th is completely booked already.) Call immediately to get registered at  604-531-9400 ext 201 or directorofcsp@comeshare.ca.  The clinics are held at the Seniors...

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New apps for seniors at home increase flexibility

Advancements in technology can benefit those seniors who find it a challenge to get to and from doctor's offices or medical clinics. Also, finding a new doctor (if your doctor retires) can be a concern. New technologies allow seniors to talk with doctors on their...

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Happy Anniversary to Happiness at Home Health care!

Today marks 8 years that Happiness at Home Healthcare has been serving seniors and those with non medical home care needs in the Fraser Valley. We have been proud supporting our clients as well as our activities supporting our local community. It's never a dull moment...

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Seniors – Need some repairs tackled around the home?

Often it is no longer safe for seniors to climb ladders, lift heavier items, stretch in various directions, etc.  Chores and repairs don't get the attention needed and can become a hazard in the home.  Seniors need the assistance of a handyman.  No need to work -...

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Fall activities for Seniors coming in November

On Saturday, November 24th, Surrey hosts its annual Tree Lighting Festival at Surrey City Hall from noon to 7pm.  Don't miss out to take a senior and their grandchildren to this fun family event. Join people of all ages to come and behold the sight of...

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Seniors Day is October 1st!

Don't miss out on October 1st to thank a senior for all their contributions to Canadian society and life in general.  Many older seniors don't go out often and are in home with some level of care. How can you thank a senior in your life? Take them out for a meal -...

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Why do some people live to 100 years and beyond?

Often families worry about their parents, in-laws, and loved one as they age.  Adult children worry mom or dad will fall, lack quality nutrition, forget to take their medications, etc.  While senior parents are concerned about losing...

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Tips for preventing heatstroke in Seniors

Everyone to look out for seniors who could develop heatstroke in higher temperatures. Emergency attention is required as heatstroke is an actual medical condition.  If left untreated, it can be fatal to seniors.  Care givers should be on the look out to avoid...

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Seniors need nutritious meals

Know a senior needing lunch, dinner, or both meals prepared for them at home?  Contact Happiness at Home Health Care! Recently, we were hired by a new client who wanted meal preparation and clean up.  The client was on a restricted diet and had...

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Seniors need emotional interaction as well as home care

25 per cent of Canadian seniors live alone, but there lies a little-documented population within that demographic that live in acute isolation (Excerpt from Maclean's magazine June 22, 2018 by Meagan Campbell) To have nobody means to have no children, spouse or...

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Happiness at Home Health Care adds another membership

We are pleased to announce that Happiness at Home Health Care (HAHC) has now become a member and supporter of the Seniors Come Share Society (SCSS). HAHC advertises in the Seniors Resource Directory under Home Support. What is Seniors Come Share Society? It...

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Happiness at Home Health care receives SBOT membership

On Tuesday, June 12th, Happiness at Home Health Care and Shields Health Advocates (one of our networking partners) received their official membership certificates from the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). The networking event was held at Guildford Golf and Country Club...

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It’s Seniors Week June 3rd – 9th

If you were not aware, this upcoming week is Seniors Week throughout the province of BC.  There are a variety of events and activities planned in each city in the Fraser Valley, including information displays, workshops, guest speakers, and recreational...

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Don’t forget Seniors Celebration Event this Saturday

This Saturday, June 2nd, seniors (and alike) come to Tsawwassen to enjoy entertainment and support local senior services.    The Senior Celebration Event is taking place from 11am to 3pm at the Rotary Square - Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.  Tea is...

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Add decades to your life – even after 50!

Many people think if they do just a few things they can improve their longevity.  Whether it's going for walk a few times a week or saying no to dessert, consistency seems to be key to maintain good overall health long term.  Even seniors (and those around the corner...

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Mary Moravec elected to BBB Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce Mary Moravec, Director, Marketing and Communications, for Happiness at Home Healthcare (HAHC) is now serving her second year with the Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC.  Elections were held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Annual...

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Surrey Seniors Week dates announced

Surrey is celebrating Seniors' Week with a variety of free and fun activities for Seniors. Events will be held at various locations throughout Surrey. Seniors Week (June 3–9, 2018) celebrates seniors and their many contributions, providing an opportunity to...

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Attend Health and Wellness Fair in Surrey

Friday, April 27th is the day - Come join the annual Health and Wellness Fair. Professional Services to answer all your health care needs. 6 speakers including Rexall on the new shingles vaccine & pneumonvax vaccine. Food & coffee trucks on site and get a...

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HAHC announces new Networking Partners Exchange

HAHC is pleased to announce its Networking Partners Exchange.  What is it? We often are asked by clients "Do you know someone who can help me with [fill in the blank]"?  In an effort to recommend reputable companies (and people) who can offer quality services at...

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HAHC joins Surrey Board of Trade

HAHC is pleased to announce it has joined the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) as of Monday, April 9th.  As HAHC serves most of the Fraser Valley, it was an important step in its long term growth strategy to join a dynamic, engaging and enterprising association as the...

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Home Health seminar attended

On March 23rd, Seniors Come Share Society hosted a public seminar on Fraser Health - Home Health and its services it offers.  HAHC was in attendance at this informative seminar, presented by 2 case managers from Home Health. Home Health provides a wide range of health...

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Recently attended seminar on Advanced Estate Planning

On Tuesday, March 13th, HAHC was in attendance at the Senior Come Share Society hosted seminar on Advanced Estate Planning.  Eryn Jackson of Manthorpe Law Offices was the guest speaker.  Eryn delivered a clear and concise presentation on the merits of an up...

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HAHC launches new brochure

Happiness at Home Healthcare Inc. has updated their brochure.  New information along with new photos reflecting the continued support to our prospective and future customers.  The new brochure is available on January 15, 2017.  

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