Charting Paths to Age-Friendly Communities: Strategies for Realizing Aging in Place

On June 25, 2024, Gaia Cares hosted its first ever seminar titled "Charting Paths Forward: Realizing Aging in Place for Ethnocultural Seniors" at UBC Robson Square Theatre. Speakers from different organizations including United Way of British Columbia, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, SUCCESS, Mosaic, Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice, UBC School of Social Work shared their valuable insights and experience of aging in place for the senior community in Greater Vancouver.

Joanna Drake, Director, Community Based Seniors Services Ministry of Health

Kick Off Ceremony with special guest and seniors

Olivia Bornik, Assistant Director

United Way of BC

Richard Lee, City of Burnaby Councillor

Karen Wong, UBC School of Social Work

Audience at Robson Square Theatre

Olivia Bornik, Assistant Director

United Way of BC

Maria Chu, Kwong Liu , Maria Chu, Margaret Chow

Interview with GAC seniors on their experience with Gaia services

Henry Yao, MLA of Richmond South

Maria Chu and Kwong Liu ,

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

Daisy Au, Program Coordinator of MOSAIC

Erin Harron, Executive Director,

Lower Mainland Operation, BC Housing

Group Photos with guest speakers and seniors

Indira Riadi from United Way of BC

Jacky Leung, Program Director of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Beverly Ho, Operations Manager of Yarrow Society

Percy Wong, Executive Director of Gaia Cares

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