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New Report – Independent Senior Centres: Connecting and Supporting Older Adults in Metro Vancouver
Senior centres play a fundamental role in the wellbeing of older adults, as they provide programming and services to meet the health and social needs of older adults in British Columbia.
In a new report, SFU researchers Laura Kadowaki, Andrea Wadman, Andrew Wister, and community partner Anthony Kupferschmidt examine how independent senior centres directly impact the health of older adults in British Columbia. With a growing population, the increasing need for funding to support sustainable health promotion programs for older adults is becoming more apparent.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, senior centres proved to be a source of support and connection for older adults in the community. To better address the emerging needs of older adults, it will be crucial to bridge the gap between the academic and community sectors.
Read the full report here.
Read the press release here.
Download the infographic here.