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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
World Health Organization
On 3 August 2020, following the 146th WHO Executive Board's recommendation made in February 2020, the 73rd World Health Assembly have adopted the proposal for a Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) through written silence procedures. Member States endorsed a proposal for a Decade of Healthy Ageing
On July 13, Consul General, Philippe Sutter, handed French products gift-bags to the members of Vancouver’s West End Seniors’ Network for their increased work during COVID-19, in particular the most vulnerable. Since the start of the crisis: - The West End Seniors Seniors' Network team made 1,200
The Conversation, Victoria Atabakhsh
At this point, it is obvious that COVID-19 has affected all of us at a personal, societal and global level. Although some normalcy has been restored with the resumption of pre-COVID routines — such as reopening malls and patios — some individuals are still adapting to their new family dynamics and
Coast Reporter
In pre-COVID times, Lynda Hind of Hopkins Landing would send walking group members daily reminders about their “neighbourhood walk.” Enter the pandemic of 2020. The walks stopped – but Lynda’s emails did not. Her emails turned into a daily missive. With walking group participants shut inside, the 42
Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 in any Island Health owned and operated or affiliated long-term care (LTC) homes – and staff are determined to keep it that way. One of the strategies for helping care providers to anticipate and respond to a COVID-19 scenario is through the use of
An organization started by West Vancouver students that pairs teens and older adults together through the boundless joy of art has found a new way to connect in the era of COVID-19. Photo: West Vancouver student Rosemary Gong drops off a delivery of arts and crafts kits to seniors at Lynn Valley
Residents at Sydmar Lodge in Edgware (U.K.) have been locked down for 120 days now in an effort to keep them safe during the pandemic. To help curb boredom and keep their spirits high, the facility’s activity co-ordinator, Robert Speker, had residents recreate famous album covers. See the attached
With the mass closures of recreation and parks facilities and programs as a result of COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, local governments and their recreation and parks departments have turned to creating innovative methods to continue to engage their communities and keep them safe