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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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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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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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St. Paul’s Hospital Community Forums

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South Granville Seniors’ Centre Holly Bazaar

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BC211: Helping you Navigate the Maze of Social Services

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First Meeting of New Term: Friday, March 20

The first meeting of the Committee’s new term is Friday, March 20, 9:30am, Committee Room #1, Third Floor, Vancouver City Hall. New members are asked to check their email for an information package and agenda from the City Clerk. They … Continue reading

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End-of-Term Report

The Committee’s report of activities for the 2012-14 term is now available. Subcommittee reports are in Appendices B-D. Slides from our presentation at the December 1 Council of Councils meeting are here.

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B.C. Seniors’ Advocate: Applications for Council of Advisers

The Office of the B.C. Seniors Advocate—the first of its kind in Canada—is looking for older adults to join its Council of Advisers. See below for more information. The council will provide the Office with advice and feedback on the … Continue reading

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SAC Motion Regarding Cuts to United Way Funding

The United Way of the Lower Mainland recently announced that it is cutting $1.65 million in funding to 31 seniors’ groups, many of whom rely on these funds to administer programs to prevent and ameliorate social isolation and loneliness. Social isolation and loneliness are major … Continue reading

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SAFER Benefits Increase After SAC Request

Earlier last year, SAC called on Council to ask the Province of British Columbia to increase the subsidy for adults participating in the Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters program (SAFER) administered by BC Housing. The request was made in response to the growing gap … Continue reading

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Vancouver Asks Canada Post Not to End Door-to-Door Mail Delivery Pending Further Consultation

At its regular meeting today, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to ask Canada Post not to eliminate home mail delivery—the first G7 to make such a move—pending further consultation with communities across Canada (see video). Our Committee was shocked to learn … Continue reading

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