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Programs and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives profiled on Healthy Aging CORE provide examples of the important work being done by local, provincial, and national organizations and the value of these programs and initiatives in promoting health and well-being and fostering resilience for older adults seniors.

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PaRx, A Prescription for Nature

PaRx, or A Prescription for Nature, is a national nature prescription program that Parks Canada has recently joined. Studies are showing that increased time in nature can help with anxiety and mental

Cherryville Community Food & Resources

Location: Cherryville, BC Organization Description: Cherryville Community Food & Resource Society (CCF&RS) supports the community in a variety of ways, food security is a main component. Th

The Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver (JSA)

The Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver (JSA) is a non-profit charity, volunteer driven organization for all seniors over the age of 55, regardless of their gender, culture, ethnicity, sexua

Abbeyfield House Vancouver

Abbeyfield Houses of Vancouver Society operates a home for independent seniors in the Marpole area of Vancouver. Abbeyfield is a retirement home with a difference – an affordable small-scale, famil

Make Your Whole Day Matter: 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults Aged 65+

The Public Health Agency of Canada, ParticipACTION, and researchers have teamed up to provide guidelines, infographics, and other communication resources that integrate information about physical acti

UVIC Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health: Self-Management BC Programs

Location: Province of British Columbia (province-wide) Program Description: The UVIC Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health Self-Management BC Programs fund and help coordinate a range of free, p

Local Government CBSS Initiative: City of Richmond's Age-Friendly Initiatives

Age-Friendly Initiatives, City of Richmond Program Description: The City of Richmond’s Age-Friendly Initiative is a multi-year set of actions and plans that advance work towards making Richmond a

Local Government CBSS Initiative: Feed the Need, West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre

Initiative, Municipality: Feed the Need, West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre (District of West Vancouver) Summary: Feed the Need is a program created by the District of West Vancouver’s Seni

Seniors Centre Without Walls (Seniors Outreach and Resource Centre)

Organization Summary: Seniors Outreach and Resource Centre (SORC) is a non-profit society, working to enhance the lives of seniors in Kelowna, BC. SORC helps aging, isolated seniors to maintain their


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