Kitsilano Neighbourhood House's Profile

Program
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Westside Seniors Hub Council

@ Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, V6K 1Y4

Contact Information:
Derik Hyatt
604-736-3588 Ext. 602
derikh@kitshouse.org
About:

The Hub Council collaborates with Partner Organizations to identify, direct and guide activities of the Hub in order to fulfill its mission to build a more responsive and resilient seniors community.  Together, they identify and highlight assets that help Westside seniors thrive.  They also determine where there are gaps in services and resources and then find ways to fill those gaps.


Broad areas of interest include transportation, communications, housing, programming, elder abuse prevention, health promotion, sustainability, and social engagement.  The Hub endeavours to involve local seniors in collaboratively moving forward on important issues.

Ten members currently serve on the Council.  They were appointed based on their knowledge and experience with seniors’ issues and willingness to advocate for seniors’ well-being.

What do council members do?  Council members attend monthly meetings and devote 15-20 hours per month engaged in the work of the Hub in various ways to facilitate collaborative action.

Some of the work they do includes:

  • Attend committee meetings devoted to particular areas of need or interest
  • Connect with community leaders and organizations
  • Attend or plan events
  • Solicit sponsors
  • Engage with volunteers and community members
  • Scan for opportunities
  • Stay abreast of research reports, media articles, statistical data and public fora regarding seniors issues
Details:
Date & Time
Monthly
Ongoing
3rd Wednesday of the month: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Requirements

Older Adults & Seniors 55+

There are many ways for to become involved in the hub.  We are always looking for new members.

To get involved as a partner, committee member, or council member, please contact the Hub Facilitator.

Cost

Free

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