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Independent Senior Centres: Connecting and Supporting Older Adults in Metro Vancouver

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A new study by SFU researchers finds that while senior centres play a crucial role in promoting aging citizens’ wellbeing they also face challenges in ensuring they are well-positioned to meet the emerging needs of older adults. An analysis of six independent, not for profit senior centres in Metro Vancouver showed that the capacity of senior centres would be enhanced through several measures: by encouraging collective advocacy among centres, developing more mutually beneficial research partnerships between centres and academia, and increasing sustainable funding.

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1 Seniors-Centre-Report-(single-page).pdf
  • By

    Laura Kadowaki, Andrea Wadman, Anthony L. Kupferschmidt & Andrew Wister

  • Published

    Jul 18, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Organizational Development
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
  • Audience
    • Funders
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Academics
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Research & Evidence
    • Research & Reports


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