Author Archives: Eddy Elmer

Community Dialogue on Health Research, June 27

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Strawberry Festival, June 24

Come visit our table at the annual Strawberry Festival!

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Statement from Mayor Roberson on rejection of 105 Keefer rezoning application

In response to strong community opposition, Council has just voted to reject the rezoning application for 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown. The Mayor has issued the following statement: http://mayorofvancouver.ca/news/mayor-robertsons-statement-105-keefer-rezoning-application-decision

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SAC Opinion on 105 Keefer Rezoning Application

The following comments have been sent to Council in a letter. Our Chair will also be speaking to the matter at today’s Public Hearing at 6pm. The Seniors’ Advisory Committee is a civic agency appointed by Vancouver City Council to … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Rezoning Application for 105 Keefer St. and 544 Columbia St., May 23

A public hearing on the rezoning application for 105 Keefer and 544 Columbia Streets in Chinatown will be held on May 23, 6pm, Vancouver City Hall. This application may have implications for seniors’ housing affordability in the area and the … Continue reading

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SAC Position on West 10th Avenue Corridor (Health Precinct) Design

On May 17, we will be addressing Council and explaining our position on the proposed changes for the West 10th Avenue Corridor (The Health Precinct). Below is the text of a letter we approved and sent to Council in advance of the meeting, where the … Continue reading

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Revised Rezoning Application for 1920 SW Marine Drive – Casa Mia

The City of Vancouver has received a revised application to rezone 1920 Southwest Marine Drive from RS-1 (One-Family Dwelling) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District to allow development of a 90-bed Class B Seniors’ Community Care Facility. The new proposal includes … Continue reading

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How to Combat the Vicious Cycle of Loneliness

This month, The Atlantic features a great interview with loneliness researcher John Cacioppo. In the interview, he reminds us of the need to distinguish social isolation from loneliness, and how programs designed to alleviate isolation do not necessarily alleviate loneliness. A good read, with particular … Continue reading

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Seniors’ Multicultural Festival

South Granville Seniors’ Centre is hosting its annual Multicultural Festival on May 4th. Come out and enjoy a fun afternoon of great food and entertainment.

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LGBTQ+ Seniors’ Social, April 21

Are you an older adult 55+ who identifies as LGBTQ/2S? Attend Qmunity’s Spring Fling celebration, April 21, at Haro Park Centre.

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Provincial All-Candidates’ Debate on Seniors’ Issues

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New Report from National Seniors Council on Social Isolation

The National Seniors Council of Canada has just released a new report outlining the current scientific literature about social isolation among specific groups of seniors. This is a comprehensive review and we encourage everyone interested in seniors’ issues to have a look. … Continue reading

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Biggest Threat Facing Middle-Aged Men is Loneliness

This month’s Boston Globe magazine features an excellent article about the risk for loneliness among middle-aged men. In particular, it discusses the tendency for middle-aged men to let their friendships lapse as they age. It is well worth the read. If you … Continue reading

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Brain Health and Dementia: Free Cantonese Health Forum, April 8

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SAC Begins New Term

The Seniors Advisory Committee is beginning its new term this month. We are very happy to have five new members join us: Monica Camporese, Clemencia Gómez, Ashok Puri, Elaine Wass, and Honghao Xu. We hope to continue work on several important … Continue reading

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Review of City’s Snow and Ice Removal Procedures

We are pleased that Council has passed a motion today asking staff to provide a report on the City’s handling of snow and ice removal during December. The Park Board has commissioned a similar report. As street safety and accessibility are key priorities for our … Continue reading

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Snow and Ice Removal

Please remember that sidewalks can become very slippery during the winter. Please help prevent accidents by keeping the sidewalks around your home/business clear of ice and snow. While the City is responsible for clearing major thoroughfares, including bus routes, bridges, … Continue reading

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Character Home Zoning Review

The City is conducting an Character Home Zoning Review to look at options for the retention of heritage and character homes in single-family (RS) zoning districts. Geographic and zoning options are being explored that could result in changes to regulations … Continue reading

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Accessible Path of Travel Policy Review, December 7

City of Vancouver Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability staff are conducting a policy review to explore opportunities for accessible paths of travel to low-density housing types.  The goal is to improve and streamline policies to make these homes more accessible for … Continue reading

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Open Houses on Proposed Changes to West 10th Avenue

City staff are holding four open houses on the proposed changes to the West 10th Avenue Corridor (VGH Medical Precint): • Nov. 22, 4-7 p.m., Blusson Spinal Cord Centre • Nov. 23, 4-7 p.m., Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral • … Continue reading

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