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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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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

East Kootenay Health Connections Bus

Need and History - In the large geographical region of East Kootenay, the City of Cranbrook serves as the service hub for many of the surrounding smaller rural communities. To access health services s

Mount Waddington Transit System

Need and History - Mount Waddington is a region in Northern Vancouver Island that traditionally has struggled to provide an adequate public transit infrastructure. This lack of transit has a significa

North and South Delta Seniors’ Buses

The North and South Delta Seniors’ Buses provide transportation for Delta seniors to travel to and from requested locations. It was introduced by the municipality to address a gap in transportation


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