Forum Report: Seniors Housing on the Westside of Vancouver

by Westside Seniors Hub | 2017-07-21 13:17:04

The Westside Seniors Hub, through the Jewish Family Services Agency, received a grant from Vancouver Coastal Health to research seniors housing on the Westside of Vancouver. A researcher interviewed more than forty stakeholders, from housing experts to seniors with housing issues. The report Seniors Housing on the Westside of Vancouver is based on these interviews.

The Hub then organized a half-day Housing Forum on April 26, 2017. The purpose of the Forum was to further explore housing issues with those interviewed and with representatives from organizations that the Hub saw as important stakeholders. The report was distributed in advance as a springboard to the discussion at the event.

The Forum began with panel presentations on housing innovation by leaders from Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, the United Way of the Lower Mainland, LaneFab and Calling Ministries. Thirtysix (36) participants then joined two consecutive groups to explore key issues and formulate recommendations.

The Forum Report can be viewed at:

http://westsideseniorshub.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Recommendations-from-Westside-Seniors-Hub-Housing-Forum-April-26-2017.pdf