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Community Centre and information Guide – (CHA 1:)

» 1. 411 Seniors Centre Society

» 2. Coal Harbour Community Centre

» 3. False Creek Community Centre

» 4. Gathering Place Community Centre

» 5. Gordon Neighbourhood House

» 6. Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

» 7. Qmunity Generations

» 8. Robert Yee YMCA

» 9. Roundhouse Community Centre

» 10. Three Bridges Community Health Centre

» 11. Women Elders In Action WE· ACT Society

» 12. West End Community Centre Association

» 13. West End Seniors Network


1. 411 Seniors Centre Society

– 333 Terminal Ave
(604) 684-8171

Outreach: I & R outreach services to homebound seniors
& Referral:
I & R counsellors, M-F 9:00am-3:30pm
& Workshops:
various (i.e. income tax clinic, falls prevention)
Physical Wellness:
ballroom dancing, Gentle Yoga For Seniors, Tai Chi, Podiatrist, blood pressure checks
Food Security:
low cost cafeteria
Culturally Specific:
Chinese Calligraphy
Language Specific:
Mandarin classes, Spanish Conversation, ESL classes, Chansons François, French classes
Arts Based:
Cards, Crafts and Calligraphy, Draw & Paint
Information, support, advocacy

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2. Coal Harbour Community Centre

480 Broughton Street
(604) 718-8222

Information & Referral:print information and community resources available on site
Language Specific:
some print materials for recreational offerings may be available in various languages

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3. False Creek Community Centre

1318 Cartwright Street
(604) 257-8195

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4. Gathering Place Community Centre

609 Helmcken Street

(604) 665-2391

Information & Referral:services provided on informal basis by other community service providers, print resources including local service networks available on site
& Workshops:various programs, many programs for upgrading, computer skills training
Physical Wellness:
personal health and wellness programs, medical support clinics regularly scheduled
advocacy and support offered

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5. Gordon Neighbourhood House

1019 Broughton Street

(604) 683-2554

Outreach:housing outreach
& Workshops:computer training, free with membership
Physical Wellness:
Tai Chi Chuan, Mondays 1-2pm, $1.25 + membership
Food Security:
lunch Tuesdays & Thursdays, $5 for members, $6.50 non-members
outreach, advocacy

6. Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

1440 West 12th Avenue
Joanne Taylor, Executive Director (604) 408.7414

Education & Workshops:information on Representation Agreement and Enduring Powers of Attorney

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7. Qmunity Generations

1170 Bute Street
Alexandra Henriques, Generations Community Developer
(604) 684-8449

Information & Referral:culturally appropriate information and referral services for the needs of LGBT older adults
Education & Workshops:
queercompetencies training in a senior context to service providers, organizations, and senior homes
Physical Wellness:
various programs and services (ie. acupuncture)
Peer Support:
numerous groups offering peer support (it. Club 4050 for gay men in their 40’s and 50’s)
Food Security
: Twisted Cooks – monthly community kitchen
Culturally Specific
: culturally specific for LGBT adults over 40, their friends and allies
Language Specific
: multilingual staff, interpreters available
Arts Based
: Women on the Dive – a monthly group that does many art-based activities
: advocacy and training around inclusive housing for LGBT seniors

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8. Robert Yee YMCA

955 Burrard Street
Debbie Clavelle, Senior Manager, Members Programs
(604) 673-6169

Physical Wellness:aquatics, fitness, health heart program in partnership with St.Paul
Peer Support:
social support when government funding is available
Arts Based:
Intercultuaral Community Gardens Project
affiliation with BC Housing

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9. Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews
Diana VanderVeen, Seniors Worker
(604) 713-1814

Transportation:some programs provide public transit passes
& Referral: information binders, group meetings
Wellness:fitness classes, modem dance, Tai Chi, Osteofit, joint mobiltiy, pole walking, yoga, racquet sports
Specific:Tai Chi, table tennis, badminton, Mah Jong, bridge, Yoga, Karaoke
Specific:Mah Jong, Karaoke
Arts Based:
acting lessons, choir, modem dance, Yoga, water colouring, have theatre and’ exhibition space
Wide:Tea Dance, grant fitness program, Osteofit

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10. Three Bridges Community Health Centre

1292 Hornby Street
For referrals call Adult/Older Adult Central Intake: (604) 263-7377

Transportation: VCH Volunteer Medical Escort Program – volunteers accompany frail clients via HandyDart or taxi to and from medical appointments
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
Subsidized Residential Care and Assisted Living – case manager will determine if eligibility criteria met and make referral
Volunteer Based:
see “VCH Volunteer Services” under citywide services for more info

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11. Women Elders In Action WE· ACT Society

411 Dunsmuir Street
Jan Westlund
(604) 684-8171

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12. West End Community Centre Association

870 Denman Street
Shannon Brown, Acting Recreation Programmer
(604) 257-8349

Education & Workshops: Sugar Blues workshop – food, mood, and emotional eating workshop, Eating for Energy workshop, computer programs
Physical Wellness:
Be Well – free weekly drop-in program, blood pressure checks, reflexology, massage, fitness breaks, seminars on a variety of wellness topics
Peer Support:
Celebrating Our Lives
Language Specific:
Spanish, Mandarin, ESL, German
Arts Based:
Pastel Drawing

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13.West End Seniors Network

(604) 669-5051
Barclay Manor: – 1447 Barclay Street
Clothes and Collectibles – 1030 Denman Street
Kay’s Place – 1030 Denman Street

Outreach:Life Unlimited offers Friendly Home Visitors, Grocery Shopping Service, and accompaniment to medical appointments
Information & Referral:
Kay’s Place in Denman Place Mall (604) 669-7339
& Workshops:Brain Trainers, Computer Courses, Nature Show Series, Speaker Series
Peer Support:
Senior Peer Counselors (604) 669-7339, clients and volunteers needed
Language Specific:
ESL courses, English Conversation Practice
Arts Based:
Theater, Painting and Drawing

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