Services to Seniors Coalition News

Next Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The final Coalition meeting before the summer will be memorable, with presentations on housing and our age-friendly communities, and time to hear from members about the Coalition.

First up, Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society is adding another seniors below market rental location (approx. 100 suites) in Lynn Valley.  Trudi Hubbard and Patrick McLaughlin will talk about the society’s community engagement information sessions about the site.  Heads up: They will also ask for your feedback on the proposed site.

Next, an update on the North Shore’s Age-Friendly communities from Lionsview’s Raye Lee, Annwen Loverin and Margaret Coates.

And finally, time to hear from Coalition members – how did the Coalition as a group fare over the past year and what would you like to see when we resume our gatherings in September?

May 2017

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B.C. Seniors’ Advocate Isobel Mackenzie spoke at the May Coalition meeting.

One attendee described the talk as “riveting”. Others in the capacity audience at Silver Harbour Seniors’ Centre appreciated the reversal of commonly held misconceptions about seniors.

Ms Mackenzie spoke about the recently completed survey of seniors in B.C. long-term care residences, discussed options available to homeowners who may be in housing transition and cited the influx of federal funding which is directed to improving the quality of home care services in BC.

Here is a link to the B.C. Seniors’ Advocate’s presentation (pptx).

Find previous Coalition meeting information and links to presentations here. 

Lionsview Seniors Planning Society Annual General Meeting, May 16, 2017

Lionsview’s Annual General Meeting took place at Silver Harbour directly after the seniors’ advocate’s talk.

The board slate stood and was re-elected unanimously.

Raye Lee continues as president, Joanne Cooper steps in as vice-president, Khodarahm Bakshandeh continues as treasurer and Ginny Cathcart as secretary.  Directors:  Deanna Charlton, Lorna Goodwin, Vi Johnston, Annwen Loverin, Deacon Rennie Nahanee.

Lionsview looks forward to working with our board for 2017 – 2018 and extends thanks and appreciation to Lorna Goodwin who stepped down from her role as vice-president to continue as a member of the board.

Lionsview welcomes new members – let us work together as a strong voice for seniors on the North Shore.

Read the latest Older & Wiser column by clicking here.