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COSCO Seniors' Health & Wellness Institute Society
From a single workshop on Falls Prevention to 44 sessions on topics ranging from health and wellness to practical information about financial and legal issues, COSCO Seniors’ Health and Wellness has grown to become a vital information link for seniors across the province. We are also immensely
Choose to Move Team, Active Aging Society
Choose to Move, a free, evidence-based approach supports seniors, would like you or someone you know, to become more active and socially connected for better health and mobility. There are both online and COVID-safe in-person programs launching across the province over the coming few weeks. This
Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News
Tofino’s recreation programmer Pam Zwicker created a new COVID-19 safe program for seniors under the banner W.A.V.E.S., which stands for “Wellness Activities for Valued and Extraordinary Seniors”. In partnership with the Pacific Rim Hospice Society and funded by a $25,000 grant from the Government
Vancouver Sun: Lisa Helps, Alex Boston, Kahir Lalji, Alison Silgardo, Atiya Mahmood, Bob Simpson
Opinion: A half century ago, most single-family homes were occupied by families of four. Today, a majority are occupied by couples and solos. Solos are, in fact, the fastest growing household. If 10 per cent of single-family homeowners were encouraged to add a suite or laneway home, it could
Government of British Columbia
The Province and City of Vancouver are partnering to launch B.C.’s first-ever “navigation” centre to help people who are experiencing long-term homelessness and require supports. Quick Facts: Two navigation centres were announced as part of Budget 2020 with a provincial investment of $1.5 million
Amy Bilodeau, Volunteer Coordinator for the Wellness Centre
The community Wellness Centre in Quebec City adapted to the COVID-19 crisis and held onto volunteers, despite the challenges that the pandemic as brought. This article, from Volunteer Vibe, highlights how the centre adapted, mitigated risk, continued with volunteer engagement, provided volunteers
AGE-WELL NCE Inc.
AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) is pleased to announce funding for 22 new research projects that leverage technology to address the needs and challenges of older adults and their caregivers. The total investment
Delta Optimist
Earthwise Garden Buddies is a gardening together program that reaches out to seniors who live at home and would like to continue gardening for health and enjoyment. Volunteers are paired up with seniors, and together they work on new or existing gardening projects at the senior’s home, bond over a
Aldergrove Star
United Way Lower Mainland (UWLM) has launched an Intergenerational Postcard Club this August, where handwritten correspondence will be the main mode of communication and kids are matched with older pen pals. For the full News story, see the attached website link.
Abbeyfield Houses of Vancouver Society
Affordable Seniors' Housing vacancies available: If you are finding managing your own home more than you can manage or would enjoy the companionship of others and support of having meals provided, then Vancouver Abbeyfield House may just be what you are looking for. Abbeyfield House, a seniors' home