- SAC Begins New Term
- Review of City’s Snow and Ice Removal Procedures
- Snow and Ice Removal
- Character Home Zoning Review
- Accessible Path of Travel Policy Review, December 7
- Open Houses on Proposed Changes to West 10th Avenue
- Council of Councils Meeting
- Accessible Public Bathrooms Motion Passes
- Accessible Bathrooms, Arbutus Greenway, and West 10th Avenue Corridor Motions
- Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere
Author Archives: Eddy Elmer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Register for workshop about future of Granville Island, October 15, Roundhouse Community Centre
Very pleased that Mayor and Council have once again proclaimed October 1st to be National Seniors’ Day in the City of Vancouver.
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.
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.
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
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
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!