Author Archives: Eddy Elmer

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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Council of Councils Meeting

We are looking forward to next week’s Council of Councils meeting at City Hall, when all civic advisory committees meet to discuss our accomplishments over the last term and our goals for next term. Below are the slides we prepared outlining … Continue reading

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Accessible Public Bathrooms Motion Passes

We are very pleased that Vancouver City Council has unanimously passed our motion calling for the consideration of accessible public toilets—a key element of an age-friendly city—in all planning projects. For some people, the uncertainty of access to public toilets … Continue reading

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Accessible Bathrooms, Arbutus Greenway, and West 10th Avenue Corridor Motions

On November 2, Councillor Elizabeth Ball will be presenting three of our motions to Council: Increased Accessibility to Public Washrooms An Age-Friendly Arbutus Corridor Accessibility for Patients at West  10th Avenue Medical Facilities Our Chair, Colleen McGuinness, will be speaking … Continue reading

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Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere

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104-year-old woman a shining example of municipal programs’ success

A new report by the Columbia Institute says municipalities play a critical role in providing services to seniors: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/104-year-old-municipal-programs-1.3810594

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Seniors, Socialization, and Health in Metro Vancouver

The Columbia Institute has released a new report: “Our Future: Seniors, Socialization and Health.” The report, with input from eight seniors centres in Metro Vancouver, spotlights how municipalities are the frontline step in seniors’ health by offering a wide variety … Continue reading

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Public Workshop About Future of Granville Island

Register for workshop about future of Granville Island, October 15, Roundhouse Community Centre

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National Seniors’ Day Proclamation

Very pleased that Mayor and Council have once again proclaimed October 1st to be National Seniors’ Day in the City of Vancouver.

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Join us October 1st for National Seniors’ Day

Celebrate National Seniors’ Day with us at Jim Deva Plaza. Enjoy free entertainment, a book exchange, and hamburgers. Meet reps from the West End Seniors’ Network, West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre, and SFU Lifelong Learning. Free admission.

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South Granville Seniors’ Centre Open House

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Sunset Seniors Centre

We are pleased that the City is moving ahead with a new seniors centre in the Sunset area. For more information, please read this administrative report.

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Arbutus Greenway Open Houses

Have your say about the Arbutus Greenway at one of these upcoming open houses: – Kitsilano – September 17, 1 – 3 pm – Marpole – September 21, 7 – 9 pm – Kerrisdale – September 22, 7 – 9 … Continue reading

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SAC Featured in The Vancouver Courier

We are pleased to be featured in the July 6th Lifestyles section of The Vancouver: Courier: http://www.vancourier.com/living/message-from-the-city-s-seniors-advisory-committee-1.2296168 From left to right: Thomas Crean, Eva Beda, Beatrice Ho, Dellie Lidyard, Eddy Elmer, Colleen McGuinness

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Great Time at Annual Strawberry Festival

Our members had a great time at this year’s Strawberry Festival at Barclay Manor. Thanks very much to the West End Seniors Network for putting together this great event!

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