Lionsview’s coordinator, Margaret Coates and Board Chair Raye Lee were guests of the City of North Vancouver and Mayor Darrell Mussatto on November 1, 2016, for a presentation in recognition in Lionsview’s 25 years of service to seniors on the North Shore.
Margaret Coates is now writing the Older and Wiser column in the North Shore News. A recent column on social isolation among seniors was picked up by STAR, a program of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST), a non-profit organization promoting sustainable transportation since 1991. (read the STAR column)
Annual General Meeting
On May 16th Lionsview held its 25th anniversary Annual General Meeting. It was a great meeting, with the usual business items including the approval of our Financial Statements and the election of our new Board. We also had an impressive speaker, Michael Geller, who talked about housing. His presentation slide show can be found on Lionsview’s web site at Lionsview_AGM_Presentation by Michael Geller. Also, the 2015-2016 Annual Report is available here.
At the March Coalition meeting, the Age Friendly Team who have been meeting about the Priorities for Meaningful Change which came out of the Age Friendly Assessment and Action Plan created when the District and City of North Vancouver applied for an Age Friendly designation in the two municipalities, presented the following.
- • A quick history and overview of the Age Friendly process
- • A quick overview of the Age Friendly Assessment and Action Plan with the Priorities for Meaningful Change
- • An overview of the Age Friendly Teams process to date
- • Sheets which captured the eight priority areas. These sheets were used to hold an interactive session in order to prioritize the items and list what people felt was missing.
Next steps include collating the information and getting the report back to members at the May Coalition meeting for discussion about possible actions.
Highlights of the Services to Seniors January meeting
Our January Services to Seniors meeting agenda was jam packed with three presentations:
Renee Strong The first presenter, Renee Strong from Capilano Services Societies spoke about the Delbrook Lands Community Dialogue meeting to discuss the future of Delbrook. The potential use of the lands is of interest to Capilano Services and the 8 organizations who reside at Delbrook. They could potentially be moved to another site before relocating to their future permanent home at the new Lionsgate Community Centre in the Lower Capilano area. For continuing information about the consultation go to www.dnv.org/delbrooklands.
The second presenter was Kate Weiss from the newly formed Elder College Society. She spoke about the formation of the new Society, the courses being offered and the creation of a number of partner organizations who will host the classes. Click here to see her power point presentation.
The third presenter was Nancy Hollstedt from North Shore Community Services Society. She presented statistics on the One Stop program run out of the North Shore Community Resources Society. Click here to see her power point presentation.
Check out the Office of Seniors Advocate Presentation (Oct. 2015): B.C.’s Seniors Advocate: Issues and Mandate (PDF) Check out the Seniors Coalition section of our site. Seniors Today Phase 3 Report is now available. Click here to view a PDF version of the report What’s happening on the North Shore? Click here to view the Calendar of Events Learn more about the Seniors Action Table (SAT) in your neighbourhood. Click here to go to the SAT page Read the latest Older & Wiser column by clicking here.