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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coquitlam Offers Meal Delivery and Other Support to Seniors

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 30, 2020 – Coquitlam is offering meal delivery, a friendly voice on the phone and other support to seniors during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Staff from the City’s s 50+ facilities – Dogwood and Glen Pine Pavilions – have been personally calling the approximately 2,500 seniors who were registered for programs to check on their wellbeing and refer them to resources. 

In partnership with the Pavilion Advisory Boards and the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice, the City has also been compiling a list of vulnerable seniors for additional follow up and support. 

Early Launch for Phone Buddy Program

Coquitlam has accelerated the launch of its Phone Buddy program, a program recommended in the City’s Seniors Services Strategy that is intended to provide isolated seniors living independently with companionship and a friendly ear by phone. 

The program will initially be staffed by a combination of staff and volunteers. Interested volunteers can apply at or email for more information. To add a Coquitlam senior to the Phone Buddy call-out list, phone Dogwood at 604-927-6098 or Glen Pine at 604-927-6940. 

Meals for Seniors

Starting Monday, Mar. 30, Coquitlam seniors can sign up to purchase nutritious frozen meals prepared in the Dogwood and Glen Pine pavilion kitchens. Priced at $7.50 and delivered free-of-charge on Tuesdays and Fridays, the meals are intended to help seniors stay healthy and reduce their need to go out. 

Meals will change each week and the menu will be posted to the City’s Facebook page each Monday, as well as online at

For more information, including the current menu or to order, contact Glen Pine Pavilion at 604-927-6940 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays for Tuesday deliveries, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday for Friday deliveries. Payment is by credit card. 

More Outreach in the Works 

Coquitlam is also busy developing online content, such as fitness classes and health tips, for seniors, families and other residents while facilities are closed. More information to follow.

The City is also exploring other types of online leisure or social programming. Residents are invited to provide input about potential topics for online programs at

Be Informed

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 impacts to City facilities, programs, services and events:

Coquitlam residents are encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.

For more information on COVID-19, including updates, answers to frequently asked questions, and translated information, please consult the following resources:

Media contact
Kathleen Vincent 
Public Information Officer
Emergency Operations Centre
City of Coquitlam

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