2017-2018 Vancouver Walk and Be Seen Campaign is Underway

by Westside Seniors Hub | September 26, 2017

The 2017-2018 Vancouver Walk and Be Seen campaign is getting underway! The Westside Seniors Hub Access & Mobility Committee is preparing once again to distribute free gear to seniors (55+) this fall. Given the enthusiastic response last year, we expect to include many more seniors who are Proud to be Seniors and Proud to be […]

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Forum Report: Seniors Housing on the Westside of Vancouver

by Westside Seniors Hub | July 21, 2017

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. […]

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Housing on the Westside of Vancouver

by Westside Seniors Hub | May 30, 2017

The Westside Seniors Hub (WSH) received a grant from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to examine seniors housing on the west side of Vancouver.  Over the past year, many WSH partner organizations reported seeing more and more seniors at risk of losing their housing. Many older buildings in Kitsilano, Marpole, Kerrisdale and South Granville are being […]

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Upcoming Walk and Be Seen Campaign 2017-2018: Neighbourhood Projects

by Westside Seniors Hub | May 10, 2017

In 2016, the Hub’s Access and Mobility Committee received a mini-grant from Vancouver Coastal Health to conduct a pilot project – Walk and Be Seen (WBS) from November 2016 to February 2017. Now completed, WBS promoted pedestrian visibility among seniors when walking in low-light conditions. Project participants received free visibility gear in exchange for feedback […]

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10th Avenue Health Precinct Planning Updates

by Westside Seniors Hub | May 3, 2017

The City of Vancouver Transportation Department undertook a two-phase public consultation process in 2015-2016 regarding redesign proposals for the West 10th Avenue ‘Health Precinct’ (Cambie to Oak Streets).  Seniors, persons with disabilities, and many stakeholders provided feedback on those proposals. The 10th Avenue Corridor Project team has undertaken further review of its November 2016 plan […]

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Promoting mental health in later life: mobilizing knowledge into practice

by Westside Seniors Hub | March 16, 2017

The SFU Gerontology Research Centre & BC Psychogeriatric Association is hosting the 26th Friesen conference with keynote speakers, plenary panelists, thematic symposia and a free public lecture,  7 – 9 pm on May 18. Dates: May 18 & 19 at SFU Downtown campus, 515 West Hastings Street. http://www.sfu.ca/fc/2017/general-information.html Registration Fees: Early registration fees before March […]

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Westside Seniors Hub Launches New Website

by Scott Douglas Jacobsen | February 11, 2017

Neighbourhood houses remain integral to the wellbeing of communities because they draw on the education, skills, and talents of local residents. Since 1984, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kits House) has been important to the Kitsilano community with a long history providing programs and services for the local residents. Kits House earned start-up funding from the Vancouver […]

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Valentine’s Lunch at Kerrisdale Seniors Center

by Westside Seniors Hub | February 11, 2017

Sabina Harpe, Bill Cooksley and Derik Hyatt from the Westside Seniors Hub spoke at the Kerrisdale Seniors Center Valentine’s Seniors Lunch. They did a brief presentation to a crowd of over 100 seniors and demonstrated the new westsideseniorshub.org website. The crowd was engaged, interested. Several seniors asked for more information and inquired about joining the […]

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