seniors

B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card

Did you know that BC has the highest rate of seniors’ poverty in Canada? Learn about this and more facts about seniors’ poverty in the B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card released this summer by SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia), in partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland. The first… Read more

Grandparents Learn and Lead

Grandparents Learn and Lead is a seniors’ literacy program offered at the Marpole Oakridge Family Place. The following video offers a glimpse of what this weekly three hour program offers. These grandparents are an example of how a literacy program can power community building and competency and extend its benefits to the people behind the… Read more

Intergenerational Day Canada

Today is Intergenerational Day Canada. It is a day to focus on the simplicity and power of connecting children and youth with older adults, and the power of those connections to create healthy communities. Research shows that intergenerational programs increase self-esteem and feelings of well-being for both older and younger participants. This video shows a… Read more

Seniors Tea at the Kensington Public Library

Antique china teacups lined the table while a beautiful bouquet of freshly picked hydrangeas give a an elegant air to a morning tea for seniors. On July 26, 2012 the doors of the Kensington Public Library, closed to the public for the morning, were open to local seniors who were interested in connecting with the… Read more