Throughout 2016, we hosted a series of workshops at the South Granville Seniors Centre (as well as other seniors centres in Vancouver), engaging seniors in discussions about growing older. These discussions formed the foundation of a humorous and touching script about aging that was developed by a group of senior playwrights, who were supported in their endeavours by funding from the City of Vancouver’s Community Arts Grant Program.
The project received media attention at the CBC, which you can read about here.
If you’d like to contribute to the project, please considering visiting our Go Fund Me.
A group of women from the South Granville Seniors Centre’s Spanish Group participated in a project facilitated by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and West Coast LEAF designed to identify legal barriers faced by older women. As part of that project, the women met regularly over six months to identify a key legal problems faced by older Latin American women and to advocate for law and policy changes that will eliminate that barrier. The group chose to work towards improving access to affordable prescription drug coverage. This video tells the stories of some of the women in the group and their difficulties in accessing prescription medications.
On October 18th, the Columbia Institute hosted the briefing for their latest report “Our Future: seniors, socialization and health,” at our Centre. CBC attended the briefing and had the opportunity to speak with “Grandma,” Mae Irving, our 104 year old member and participant at our Centre.