From 2016 to 2019, over thirty organizations worked together to connect 15,000+ seniors to supports and services. Our focus was on seniors who are at risk of isolation due to disability, low income, language or cultural barriers.
Becoming Stronger Allies
In September 2019, senior volunteers and service providers participated in a Shared Learning Event to become stronger allies with LGBTQ2S+ older adults. This population experiences significant barriers to social inclusion and accessing supports and services. The session drew more than 70 participants from across Metro Vancouver. Jane Osborne, a Regional Mentor for the BC Community … ContinuedRead full story
Partners’ Gathering August 2019
Staff and senior leaders from across the region gathered at Burnaby Neighbourhood House in early August 2019. Participants reflected on how being part of Allies in Aging strengthened their capacity and effectiveness in reaching and connecting with isolated seniors. They also recognized the steep collective impact learning curve (especially when new staff came on board), … ContinuedRead full story