Active Aging programs, supported by Healthy Aging by United Way, provide free fitness activities for older adults in many communities throughout BC. Mission Community Services' Chair Yoga is featured in this first of a series on United Way.
GeroHacks (November 30, 2019) GeroHacks is a Social Innovation Hackathon event created to address current issues relevant for older adults in B.C. SFU's Department of Gerontology is partnering with the West End Seniors’ Network, Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the United Way of the Lower Mainland to
2019 Theme: "The Journey to Age Equality" Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 per cent of the world's population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with
Three years ago, Canada quietly c rossed a critical demographic threshold. For the first time , there were officially more seniors – those 65 and over – than children – those 14 and under – in the country . As population trends skew older , a new study from the Angus Reid Institute finds most
In a comprehensive report released June 17th titled Home Support…We Can Do Better , BC Seniors' Advocate Isobel Mackenzie examines the public home support program, which is a lifeline for many seniors, and makes recommendations for improvement.
June 17, 2019 – A wide-ranging new study from the nonprofit Angus Reid Institute, conducted in partnership with Cardus, explores the quality and quantity of human connection in the lives of Canadians today, revealing significant segments of society in need of the emotional, social and material
Throughout BC Seniors’ Week (June 2-8, 2019), United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) is celebrating the older adults of our province by profiling seniors who have been impacted by Community-Based Seniors’ Services (CBSS) sector initiatives and programs that support healthy and happy aging, and by
Across Canada, organizations are celebrating the vital role of friend and family caregivers to care recipients, our communities, and our economy. Are you #CaregiverAware2019? There are over 1 million family caregivers in British Columbia. Nearly 3/10 Canadians provides care to a family member or
Economic activity in the non-profit sector totalled $169.2 billion in 2017, representing 8.5% of Canada's gross domestic product ( GDP ). Community non-profit institutions accounted for 16.4% of the overall sector, while business non-profit institutions accounted for 10.4%. The most significant