Report on Seniors Today Shaping North Shore Communities is Available
The purpose of this report to summarize Phase 3 of the Seniors Today project facilitated by the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. This report is for anyone who is interested in making communities better for their seniors:
- Service organizations
- Retail sectors
- Local council
- People who want to make a difference!
As a reader, feel free to use this report to inspire change in your community, or as your starting point to get involved with a SAT near you.
If you missed the Rightsizing event on May 29th, it’s not too late to learn about it…
–Posted June. 9, 2013
The Rightsizing Your Home on the North Shore forum held on Wednesday, May 29th at the WVSAC was attended by over seventy people and has received very positive feedback. The keynote presentation by Michael Geller illustrated various housing options from the past, present and future. The panel, consisting of Cheryl Kathler, Andy Krawczyk and Judi White, answered questions from the audience and offered their expert opinions on housing issues. Audience members also shared personal stories about creative housing solutions that they have implemented to address their housing needs. You can download the keynote presentation and other materials below to learn more.
Information Sheet on Home Adaptations (pdf, 618 kb)
Seniors at Housing Risk Presentation Metro Vancouver
–Posted May. 30, 2013
Click here for a PDF version of a presentation on Seniors at Housing Risk in our community. It is a follow-up to two studies done last year by the Hollyburn Family Services Society and the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society.
Job Posting for Bookkeeper
–Posted May. 16, 2013
Lionsview is currently looking for a part time bookkeeper. Persons interested in this position are asked to forward their resume and references by e-mail to the attention of Tom Carney the Executive Director of the Society. Click here for the posting.
Seniors Invited To Better at Home Presentation of Project Findings and Last Chance for Input at North Shore Community Meeting
–Posted January. 9, 2013
The North Shore has an opportunity to launch the new Better at Home program with the help of the United Way to provide non-medical home support services such as light housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation to appointments, simple home repairs, friendly visiting, light yard work and snow shoveling. We have reached out to the community over the last month through numerous focus groups to identify priorities and make this program a reality for our residents. Lionsview is supporting this project as part of our response to the Seniors Today Survey Project because you told us that you wanted more support services to live safely in your current home as long as possible.
Please join us to learn about the priorities that have been identified in the previous focus groups and for a last chance to provide input. The Better at Home Presentation of Project Findings and Last Chance for Input Community Meeting takes place on:
Jan. 25, 2013, 10am – 1pm. Harry Jerome Recreation Centre (Capilano Room) (view poster)
To request transportation assistance, please call Joanne Cooper at 604-988-6757 or email email@example.com.
PM Volunteers Success Stories
–Posted October. 24, 2012
PM-Volunteers.org has featured Phase 2 of our recent Age Friendly Survey as a part of their Success Stories series. Click below to see the story.
PM Volunteers Article (pdf, 444 kb)
Report on North Shore Seniors’ Action Plans for the Future Now Available in English and Farsi
–Posted October. 6, 2012
Seniors on the North Shore have spoken, and now they are taking action to make their neighbourhoods more age-friendly for today and the future. Building from the results of an extensive seniors’ survey conducted across the North Shore, the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society (LSPS) have compiled a report summarizing the outcomes of their consultation with seniors in communities, and the action plans to come. The report is intended for anyone interested in making communities better for their seniors: seniors; service organizations; businesses; retail sectors; local council; and generally anyone who wants to make a difference! Please click the links below to view the Phase 2 Final Report.
Download the English copy (pdf, 3718 kb)
Download the Farsi copy (pdf, 4064 kb)
Making the most of retirement takes careful planning
–Posted September. 7, 2012
Lorna Goodwin, a member of the Board of Lionsview was featured in a recent article on retirement in the North Shore Outlook. Click here to read the article.
Seniors’ advocate role still unclear as Libs, NDP vie for votes
–Posted September. 7, 2012
Jane Osborne a project manager with the Lionsview Seniors Planning Society was featured in an article in the North Shore Outlook on the establishment of the Office of a Seniors Advocate for BC. Click here to read the article.
City of North Vancouver Seniors Taking Action
–Posted August. 28, 2012
Please read the pdf files below for more information!
Seniors Information Fair (pdf, 338 kb)
Seniors_Fair_Poster (pdf, 435 kb)
–Posted June. 28, 2012
Lionsview held its 21ST Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 20th, 2012. The event was attended by over 40 members and guests. The highlight of the meeting was the presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Jane Osborne, Monique Gallant and Dolly Cartwright for services rendered to the Society. Sheila Gilmour, a former board member was presented with an Honorary Lifetime Membership in recognition of her service to Lionsview and the community. Click thumbnails below for pictures of the event and the presentations
–Posted June. 25, 2012
The date for our Summer Barbeque is fast approaching.
Join us at the home of Dolly Cartwright for the Lionsview Seniors Planning Society Barbeque Party 2012.
Date: Tuesday July 31st 4-8 pm
Location: 1291 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
Cost:$35.00 per ticket
This is the main fundraiser for the Lionsview Seniors Planning Society. You do not have to be a member to attend. The Barbeque is held rain or shine. Everyone welcome.
Community Forums Summaries – April
–Posted May. 19, 2012
for the Action Planning Sessions held across the North Shore in April 2012, as part of our Seniors Today project, are posted here.
Community Forums Summaries
–Posted May. 3, 2012
Summaries of the results of the November 2011 and January and February 2012 Community Workshops are now posted on our website. See Seniors Planning Table then click on Community Forums on the right side of the page to view the results. Alternatively click here
Summaries of the Community Forum workshops held in April 2012 will be posted shortly.
Lionsview’s ‘Seniors Today’ project wins two Awards!
–Posted April. 25, 2012
Age-friendly Community Videos
–Posted April. 25, 2012
New Age-friendly Community Videos are now available at http://www.seniorsbc.ca/agefriendly/afbc_video/. These videos highlight elements of an age-friendly community through examples of actions taken in several B.C. communities. These videos are intended to help other communities develop their own age-friendly initiatives.
In an age-friendly community, B.C. seniors are supported to live active, socially-engaged and independent lives. The videos were developed primarily for local governments, but others may find project ideas that fit their own communities. Local government representatives, seniors and community representatives from Lumby, Revelstoke, Saanich, Sechelt, Abbotsford, Richmond, Vancouver and the North Shore appear on the videos showcasing local actions. You can watch a video on one of the specific age-friendly topics, or choose the full video (just over thirty-six minutes) which includes all the topics. The videos are hosted by Colin Milner, Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver-based International Council on Active Aging, and member of the Seniors Healthy Living Advisory Network.
A video featuring Lionsview’s North Shore Seniors Today initiative can be viewed on the same page as above. http://www.seniorsbc.ca/agefriendly/afbc_video/ Look for the video link on the right named – Involving Seniors -
LSPS Awarded the United Way Celebration of Community Award for Seniors for 2011
–Posted April. 13, 2012
LSPS has been honoured by the United Way of the Lower Mainland with the Celebration of Community Award for Seniors, which is given annually to a group or individual for the impact they have made to improve the well-being of older adults living in the Metro Vancouver area.
Seniors Today Survey: Sign up for an April Action Planning Workshop
–Posted Mar. 22, 2012
In January and February, you gave us feedback on our Final Survey Report about your priorities. Starting in April, we are taking those priorities into a new phase of action planning.
Here is the spring workshop schedule:
April 4, 2012
John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, Habourview Room
Action Planning for City of North Vancouver Seniors (PDF, 356 kb)
April 14, 2012
Silver Harbour Centre,
April 19, 2012
Parkgate Community Centre
Action Planning for Seymour, Maplewood & Lynnmour/Inter-River Seniors
April 26, 2012
West Vancouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Action Planning for West Vancouver Seniors
April 30, 2012
Revised location – Capilano Rugby Club, 305 Klahanie Court (first left onto Curling Drive off Capilano Road travelling north from Marine Drive)
Action Planning for Lower Capilano Seniors
Fall 2012 – TBA
|North Shore-wide Housing Workshops will take place in the fall||
Information & Action Planning for Age Friendly Housing
Premier Recognizes Importance of Lionsview and Seniors Today Survey
–Posted Jan. 30, 2012
BC Premier Christy Clark acknowledges the work of Lionsview on the Seniors Today survey. View a copy of the premier’s letter. (PDF, 18 kb)
Farsi Language Survey Report Now Available
–Posted Jan. 30, 2012
The Seniors Today survey report is now available in Farsi. View or print the report now. (PDF, 3 MB)
Initial Workshops Reveal Seniors First Impressions of Survey Results
–Posted Jan. 19, 2012
LSPS has started its run of follow-up workshops with seniors living on the North Shore. The purpose of these workshops is to present the findings of the Seniors Today survey conducted last year, and to start action planning for changes.
Overall, seniors were impressed with how comprehensive the survey was, and were optimistic that the results will prompt further discussion with the community and seniors’ service provides.
Check back for additional workshop dates soon and come join in the conversation. View the survey final report. (PDF, 3106 kb)
LSPS Surveys 1,200+ Seniors: Lack of Affordable Housing a Hot Topic
–Posted Dec. 8, 2011
North Shore seniors tell it like it is: the amount of affordable housing, safety, and lack of public toilets are their top concerns according to a massive survey conducted by LSPS.
The survey, called Seniors Today: Building a Better Tomorrow, was conducted earlier in the Fall and measured senior satisfaction on topics identified by the World Health Organization as important contributors to age friendly communities.
View the survey final report. (PDF, 3106 kb)
Current Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors
–Posted Dec. 1, 2011
The Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society is a non-profit organization that acts as a strong voice for seniors on the North Shore through research, education and advocacy.