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OAKRIDGE

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CHA 6: OAKRIDGE

» 1. Champlain Heights Community Centre

» 2. Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

» 3. Marpole Place (MOACS)

» 4. Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

» 5. Oakridge Seniors Centre

» 6. South Community Health Centre

» 7. South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

» 8. Sunset Community Centre

» 9. Three Links Care Society

1.  Champlain Heights Community Centre

– 3350 Maquinna Drive
(604) 718-6575
champlaincc@vancouver.ca
vancouver.ca/parks/cc/champlain/website

Transportation:We charter a bus and provide bus trips each month to various locations in the lower mainland including: Whistler; Museums and many local community attractions
Outreach:
Burnaby Hospital offers Healthy Hearts program for those clients with cardiac issues manage their well-being through exercise therapy
Information & Referral:
Income Tax Assistance workshops are offered each tax season to assist with tax preparation
Education & Workshops:
Financial, Health and Wellness, Collingwood Community Policing Centre offers safety talks and lectures
Physical Wellness:
We offer some aerobics classes geared toward the older adult, yoga in chairs, senior’s line dancing, nature walks & bird watching in Everett- Crowley park and senior’s Tai Chi
Food Security:
Strawberry tea, brown bag bingo, Friday afternoon once a month at the Movies with tea, coffee and light refreshments
Culturally Specific:
Yuan Ji Dance which is a mixture of martial arts, physical therapy, meditation, dance and Tai Chi
Arts Based:
We offer a painting club, knitting club, Write from the Heart: A workshop for memoir writing, birding with Margo and guitar and keyboard lessons.
Housing:
information provided

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2. Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

– 950, West 41st Avenue
Leah Deslauriers, Seniors’ Program Coordinator
(604) 257 5111 ext 208
leah@jccgv.bc.ca

www.jccgv.com

Education & Workshops:Lunch & Learns offered twice each month, Blogging Bubbes & Zaiydes – computer courses for seniors of all abilities, Drawing and Painting, monthly music series., monthly. bus outings
Physical Wellness:
Tai Ji Quan, Chair Yoga, Seniors’ Fun Fit, Seniors’ Aquafit, Joint Works, Osteofit, Healthy Heart, Personal Training, Food Security: bi-weekly lunch program
Culturally Specific:
large variety of Jewish programming, celebration of Jewish Holidays, Jewish Holiday events
Language Specific:
Hebrew Classes
Arts Based:
drawing and painting

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3.  Marpole Place (MOACS)

– 1305 West 70th Avenue
Tracey MacLeod Yerxa, Program Manager
(604) 266-5301
moacs@shaw.ca

www.marpoleplace.ca

Transportation: Seniors shuttle for out trips
Education
& Workshops: Forever Learning Program
Physical Wellness:
Forever Learning Program
Peer Support:
MOACS auxiliary informally
Food Security:
community meals, Thursday night supper, Friday morning breakfast, monthly seniors luncheon
Culturally Specific:
calligraphy, computers in Mandarin, Mandarin/Cantonese social club
Language Specific:
computers in Mandarin, Mandarin/Cantonese social club, ESL classes
Arts Based:
Monday Stitch In Time, Saturday crafts

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4.  Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

7646 Prince Albert
(604) 718-6521
http://www.mysunset.net/macc.htm

Education & Workshops: SVNH seniors woman’s group meet every Wednesday PM at Moberly and engage programs that include culinary, wellness, arts, dance, other cultural practices and socialization,
Physical Wellness:
pole walking,. Tai Chi, yoga,. contemporary dance
Food Security:
Cultural Herb garden onsite – working with a horticultural therapist and offering environmental art-making projects for seniors.
Culturally Specific:
Indo-Canadian •
Language Specific:
English, Punjabi
Arts Based:
environmental art projects, contemporary dance; puppetry, digital story telling and community arts based projects

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5.  Oakridge Seniors Centre

513-650 West 41st Avenue
Fei , Manager of Oakridge Seniors Centre
(604) 263-1833
manager@oakridgeseniors.com

www.oakridgeseniors.com

Transportation: out trips
Information & Referral:
monthly newsletter, coffee hour, arts and culture, awareness of legal issues, alternative health practices, income tax issues, independent and group travel presentation, home safety, housing and home support services, signs and symptoms of disease and preventative measures
Education
& Workshops: lecture series on world issues
Physical Wellness:
Fun and Fitness, Osteofit, line dancing, Tai Chi, folk dancing
Food Security:
a full range of food services that include coffee, tea, muffins, scones, pies, and other snacks, desserts baked in-house, hot, nutritious lunch entrée, freshly made soups, variety of sandwiches Monday-Saturday
Arts Based:
quilting, piano
Housing:
referrals to BC Housing

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6.  South Community Health Centre

6405 Knight Street
For referrals call Adult/Older Adult Central Intake: (604) 263-7377 http://www.vch.ca/

Transportation: VCH Volunteer Medical Escort Program – volunteers accompany frail clients via HandyDart or taxi to and from medical appointments
Outreach:
home visits for Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Case Management, Nursing, referrals to home support services
Education & Workshops:
VCH Caregiver Support Program – caregiver education series, workshops, support groups, telephone support, and information
Peer Support:
VCH Volunteer Program – Neighbourhood Connectors, Wellness Walkers, Leisure Buddies; one to one volunteer visits to clients in home/community setting
Food Security:
Shop by Phone – volunteer-run grocery shopping service for those unable to get out to do their own shopping
Language. Specific:
numerous, languages spoken by health/service providers and/or will arrange interpretation services as required
Housing:
Subsidized Residential Care and Assisted Living – case manager will determine if eligibility criteria net and make referral
Volunteer Based:
see “VCH Volunteer Services” under citywide services for more info

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7.  South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

6470 Victoria Drive
Karen Larcombe, Executive Director
(604) 324-6212
karen@southvan.org

Joan Wright, Seniors Hub Coordinator
(604) 324-6212
joan@southvan.org

www.southvan.org

Transportation: volunteers are assisted with bus fare
Outreach:
Peer Support Program  & Senior Links Project, quarterly Seniors News and Views to 1000 seniors, Outreach Program, friendly home visit as well as visiting residents in facilities, phoning buddies, mutual support groups of various cultural backgrounds
Information & Referral:
I & R Thursdays, 12-3pm, filling out income tax for low income seniors
Education & Workshops:
Volunteer Training, Monthly Visioning Meetings, 16 weekly programs, activities in 5 languages
Physical Wellness:
Tai Chi twice weekly, weekly Yoga, Line Dancing, Blood Pressure clinic, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Walking Club, Gardening Club, Cooking-Club
Peer Support:
Peer Support Program, Training for Peer Support Volunteers, Mutual Support Groups, Off-site Peer support to care facilities
Food Security:
4 community gardens, 2 cooking clubs, monthly gardening workshops, tasting kitchen, Mobile Fruit &Veggie Van
Culturally Specific:
Wellness, Tai chi, Yoga, Mandarin Grandparents groups, Chinese Singing Group, South Asian healthy living program, settlement services Language Specific: SpanishSupport Group, Punjabi Wellness, Mandarin Wellness, Cantonese Social, Cooking Club, Settlement services
Arts Based:
Arts and Crafts groups, Digital Photography classes
Housing:
information and referral, Seniors Council provides advocacy

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8.  Sunset Community Centre

6810 Main Street
Jukka Vuorma, Recreation Programmer
(604) 718-5865
jukka.
vuorma@vancouver.ca
www.mysunset.net

Education & Workshops: Legal/Financial Check-Up – Older Adults/Seniors, Retirement Homes – Where do you Fit?, Canadian Tax Overview, Grandparenting in the 21st Century Physical Wellness: Qi Gong, Depression and Medications, Seasonal Allergies, Why do Prescription Drug .Cost What They Do? Staying Fit Anywhere
Culturally Specific:
Indo-Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Groups, Sunbrites Chinese Seniors Society.
Arts Based: live
music and dance, Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre City Wide: Walk your Way into Sport and Physical Activity

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9. Three Links Care Society

Housing Program (604) 568-6895
Care Centre (604) 434-7211
www.threelinks.com

Transportation: Supportive Housing – CASI shuttle bus; Care Centre – facility bus
Education
& Workshops: Supportive Housing – recreation & social programs; Care Centre -recreation programs, family education
Physical Wellness:
Supportive Housing – CASI network; Care Centre – exercise, Tai Chi, yoga, walking programs
Housing:
Independent Seniors Housing, Supportive Housing, Care Centre

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