Gaia Cares Seniors Community Hub

Background

Over the years, Chinatown in Vancouver has lacked adequate gathering spaces for seniors, leaving them isolated and reluctant to participate in community activities. Security concerns, poor hygiene, and a lack of accessible facilities exacerbate this isolation. Many seniors find themselves confined to their homes, lacking the opportunity to socialize and participate in meaningful activities outside of their immediate surroundings. To address these challenges, we are establishing a day program to provide a safe and comfortable space where seniors can socialize and enjoy activities within the community. Our program aims to foster a sense of belonging and community among seniors, promoting happiness and dignity in their everyday lives. Through this initiative, we seek to empower seniors to actively engage with their neighbors and enjoy their golden years with pride, fulfillment and joy.

Goal: Develop an age-friendly community

Objectives:

1) Provide a supportive environment where seniors can connect with peers, share experiences, and build friendships to combat social isolation.

2) Enhance the quality of life of seniors, especially on physical and mental well-being

3) Facilitate access to supportive community services.

4) Offer linguistically and culturally appropriate services for Chinese seniors living in Chinatown.


Date and Time: Every Thursday (Starting from May 9) 10am-3pm


Address: 499 East Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1V2

EDUCATIONAL TALKS
  • Traditional Medicine TCM
  • Physical & Emotional Health
  • Self-Care
  • Gaia Kitchen
  • Life and Death
FALL PREVENTION
  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Fall Prevention Exercise


INTEREST GROUPS
  • Mahjong
  • Table Games for cognitive training
  • Karaoke
  • Art and Craft
  • Table Tennis training for eye hand coordination* (extra charges may apply)
SYSTEM NAVIGATION
  • Translation / Interpretation
  • Case Management
  • Service Referral
  • Caregiver Support
  • Community Resources

May 9, 2024 - Opening Day

Senior Community Hub starts operating today (9th) and seniors from different SROs arrive there in between 10:00am-3:00pm. They play table tennis, board games and karaoke. They enjoy much and express they will come on next Thursday again.

Registration

Membership is required to join the Seniors Community Hub. Please click below to register. Our staff will contact you to confirm your membership.

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