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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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Autumn Services - V.I.P. HAPPYMEALS

Autumn Services has created V.I.P. HAPPYMEALS, a social and nutritional support program that provides healthy meals to seniors living in Fraser Lake in Northern BC. This program was started

Archway Community Services - Mobile Seniors Outreach Program

During the COVID-19 pandemic communities have been struggling with how to support vulnerable members in their neighbourhoods, especially their seniors who are most likely to be impacted. "I am deligh

Family Caregivers of British Columbia - Greater Victoria Caregiver Support Program 

  “I care about a caregiver, and I am not alone” says Jim LaMorte, a Family Caregiver of BC community member that created a Circle of Support for his friend and family caregiver, Art.  Family

The Japanese News Channel

Minna No Tsudoi, “a gathering for everyone”, is a Japanese term and name of a program in Surrey that has brought together, pre-COVID-19, an otherwise isolated group of Japanese Canadian seniors. S

Seniors Centre Without Walls

Seniors' Centre Without Walls Seniors' Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a new, free, interactive telephone-based service program that connects Surrey Seniors, ages 55 and over, in a variety of recreati

Senior Centre Without Walls: Manitoba

Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW) provides educational and recreational programming in a fun and interactive atmosphere where all programming is provided over the phone.   Free Telephone Group

Humjoli (Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society)

Humjoli, which loosely translates to ‘peer fellowship’ in Punjabi, is a social group initiative targeting older South Asian women to reduce social isolation and connect seniors with community reso

Quirk-e (QUeer Imaging and wRiting Kollectiveof Elders)

QUeer Imaging and wRiting Kollectiveof Elders, or Quirk-e as it is commonly known, is a grassroots writing group for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) elders in East Vancouver. Ori

Embrace Aging Month

Embrace Aging Month is held every March to raise awareness of available community resources and to connect seniors and their families with these resources. During this month the organizer, Eldercare F


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