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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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Granisle Healthy Lunches Program

The Village of Granisle is a very small community (population of ~ 350) in Northern B.C.(near Smithers) where seniors, many of whom live alone, make up 2/3 of the population. The Granisle Healthy Lun

Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre Food Program

Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre is a centre for older adults living in the North Vancouver area that offers a range of programs and activities. One of their core programs is the Food Service

On Track (City of Kamloops and Interior Health)

On Track is a group exercise program in Kamloops focusing on prevention of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and older adults. In response to community need, the scope of the program now includes

Choose to Move (Active Aging Research Team)

In March 2013, BC Ministry of Health entered into a partnership with the Active Aging Research Team (AART) at Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) to develop a key prevention strategy in order to

Seniors Outreach Ambassador Program (Burnaby Neighbourhood House)

The Seniors Outreach Ambassador Program at Burnaby Neighbourhood House trains senior volunteers (aged 40+) to outreach to vulnerable seniors (target age 75+). These volunteer Ambassadors connect with

Seniors' Services Program (NexusBC Community Resource Centre)

Nexus BC Community Resource Centre serves as a clearinghouse of information on programs and services for seniors living in the North Okanagan. In addition to providing services for seniors, NexusBC al

Prince George Council of Seniors

The Prince George Council of Seniors (PGCOS) provides services, empowerment and advocacy for seniors in Prince George. PGCOS is a non-profit umbrella organization comprised of more than 20 member orga

Senior Connector Program - Senior Come Share Society

The Senior Connector program was introduced by the Seniors Come Share Society in 2009 to connect seniors with local programs and services, to help them fill out simple forms, and to be a starting poin

Return to Health

Seniors Serving Seniors is a Victoria-based organization that runs a program called Return to Health, which provides support to seniors transitioning from (or in some cases, to) the hospital and who a

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