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Community Conversations on Social Isolation and Loneliness among Seniors living in Vancouver

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SILAS Community Conversation will be hosting four events dealing with reducing social isolation and loneliness for seniors in the city of Vancouver.  Please see attachments.  Please read Ruth’s email below.

If you are interested to attend, please let us know and we will see what we can work out with.  More information will be given out later next week.

Thank you.

Vincent Kennedy

Volunteer Program Coordinator

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors Outreach

Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Text 604-679-7523  TTY: 604.736.4731 / FAX: 604.736.4381 /


A total of four SILAS Community Conversation Events are scheduled at various locations around Vancouver. You are welcome to attend one or more events, or to pass this invitation along to others who you think may be interested.

Event times and locations are:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Library Square Conference Centre 350 West Georgia (Alice McKay Room)

Thursday, April 06, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm:  Library Square Conference Centre 350 West Georgia (Alma Van Dusen / Peter McKay Rooms

Monday, April 10, 2017 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (TBC):Sunset Community Centre 6810 Main Street (The Hall)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm:Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 1607 E. Hastings

These events are hosted by the City of Vancouver in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and theSocial Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors (SILAS) Collaborative (a group comprised of members of the City of Vancouver’s Seniors’ Advisory Committee, City of Vancouver staff, Association of Neighborhood Houses, Community and Seniors Centres, health authorities, education and community establishments, etc.).

For further information and to register for an event please visit: http://bit.ly/2mEuQ18.

SPARC BC has been contracted by the City to facilitate this engagement process. Please contact Jim Sands, Project Coordinator (jsands@sparc.bc.ca/ 604-718-8504).

Jim Sands

Project Coordinator

SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC)

e: jsands@sparc.bc.ca

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