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  • Inclusive Community | Westside Seniors Hub | Vancouver

    Westside Seniors Hub Notre organisation Dementia Ventures ... Renforcement des capacités Être impliqué Fireweed symbolizes the resilience that Dementia Ventures envisions bringing to people living with dementia and their care partners. This feisty wildflower thrives in challenging conditions and brings vibrant colour to diverse landscapes year after year.We are grateful that Yukon photographer Ivan Sundby has donated this High Weed image to Dementia Ventures. Like so many, Ivan’s family has been affected by dementia. Fireweed - Why this feisty wildflower? Dementia Ventures…Building Capacity ​ Dementia Ventures is creating community opportunities for people living with dementia to remain active and engaged. Hub goals for people living with dementia: create a more inclusive community and increase social citizenship . Living with dementia must include pursuing one’s passions! Communities that provide diverse opportunities demonstrate that people can remain vibrant contributors to community life well beyond a dementia diagnosis. Dementia Ventures is building capacity for the inclusion of people with dementia in meaningful activities! Westside Seniors Hub Partner Organizations are adapting current programs and creating new programs that are inclusive and motivate people living with dementia to socialize according to their interests. Want to get involved? If so, are you? experiencing cognitive difficulties / care partner / program leader / professional /motivated volunteer ​ You can assist Hub Partner Organizations develop appealing and sustainable arts , social , fitness and volunteer activities. Hub Partners want people living with dementia and their care partners to express their needs and desires. Partners also need program leaders, motivated volunteers, and professionals working with seniors to assist. Please Get Involved ! ​ The bigger picture…Collective action by elders and their care partners ​ From 2019-2022, the Westside Seniors Hub is focusing on Dementia Ventures in collaboration with the University of British Columbia and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. ​ The umbrella project for both sites is Building Capacity for Meaningful Participation by People Living with Dementia funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Get Involved Current Hub Partner Projects

  • Program Leaders | Westside Seniors Hub

    PROGRAM LEADERS YOU can help create a sense of belonging for people with dementia deliver diverse experiences facilitate expression of feelings stimulate the senses and emotions It is so important to remain socially, mentally and physically active when experiencing cognitive decline. Program leaders are essential partners in offering meaningful activities that are fun and inclusive, so community members living with dementia and their care partners look forward to participating. This website's Resources will help you understand how to engage and adapt your leadership skills so your language and approaches resonate and encourage everyone to remain active and involved in your programs. ​ Hub Partners would like to hear from you! Visit the Current Hub Partner Projects page to see which project is most attractive and contact the Partner sponsoring it

  • Inclusive Community | Westside Seniors Hub

    CARE PARTNERS YOU can help reveal challenges that need to be addressed create activities that fit with your needs as well as those you care for offer ideas for innovative initiatives participate in community conversations To partners, relatives, friends or professionals regularly involved in providing care for a person living with dementia: ​ Your voice is needed in planning and implementing activities that are feasible and engaging. Hub Partners would like to hear from you! ​ Visit the Current Hub Partner Projects page to see which project is most attractive and contact the Partner sponsoring it

  • DV Fireweed Club | Westside Seniors Hub

    THE FIREWEED CLUB The Fireweed Club is a collaborative project bringing a variety of free outdoor activities to seniors on the westside during the summer months. These activities are open to any seniors who want to stay active, socialize and build relationships. People living with memory loss or other invisible challenges are welcome to come by themselves or to bring their friends and care partners. ​ Summary of Summer 2022 activities: Kitsilano Neighborhood House Wednesday activities is here Dunbar Residents Association activities met on Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm July/August at Balaclava Park -- W 29th Ave at Balaclava Street to work in the Pollinator Garden. Field trips visited community gardens around the City and neighbouring municipalities ) ​

  • Job Opportunities | Westside Seniors Hub

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES Westside Seniors Hub Council Join the Council's Volunteer Team Council members: We are recruiting volunteers to join us and ensure that Westside neighbourhoods are places where seniors can thrive. To find out more about the role of Council in Hub affairs, click he re . For more details about a Council member's role, please click here Digital Communications Assistant: One or two people to assist with publishing the Hub's quarterly newsletter, Hub Bytes, and/or with maintaining the Hub's website up to date. More details here D Di Westside Seniors Hub Coordinator Join us to assist WSH leadership in the coordination and outreach to Westside stakeholders on seniors’ issues. Council is seeking a The Council Coordinator for a new 14 hours per week position to assist WSH leadership in coordination and outreach to Westside stakeholders on seniors’ issues. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with an interest in seniors’ issues. Details in the job description here . Please apply by May 13, 2024. Family Caregivers of BC J oin FCBC's Volunteer Team Support Group Facilitators: Seeking volunteers to create a safe and open space for caregivers to share their concerns and challenges. Facilitators are people with strong listening skills, discretion, empathy and ability to empower individuals to be involved in making decisions about their own care. Host and Virtual Assistant: For our Virtual Journal Workshop for Caregivers...an ongoing program offered to to caregivers who are interested in engaging in structured writing that is private and self-reflective...You would provide technical online support to the facilitator and participants . Caregiver Support Assistant: L ooking for two Caregiver Support Assistants to provide administration support to our caregiver support team at FCBC...use your technical skills to assist with general office duties, filing, emails, help with communication and outreach. More details and application forms here ASK Friendship Society CALLS for VOLUNTEERS Board Members: ASK is growing! Help lead and manage that process, we are looking to fill 2-4 Board positions with committed individuals who have experience in human resources, administration, fundraising, etc. Youth & student opportunities too, More details and application forms here

  • Resources | Westside Seniors Hub

    RESOURCES We also provide selected resources here for Dementia Ventures , since that was the Hub's principal focus in 2019-2023. An extension of Building Capacity project funding enables some Hub Partners to deepen their projects 2023-2025. Understanding & living with dementia Guides for inclusive Programming Tools for Engagement Research Reports & Data

  • Current Projects | Westside Seniors Hub

    CURRENT PROJECTS Together with Hub Partner Organizations, Council identifies where there are gaps in services and resources for seniors. Click on a button to explore current priorities for Hub collaborative actions. Food Security Housing for Seniors Dementia Ventures

  • Survey | Westside Seniors Hub

    We'd love to know what you think! Name Your email address What two or three words come to mind when viewing this image? How does this image impact the way you think about Dementia? Would you like to know more about Dementia? Yes No Not sure SUBMIT

  • Contact | Westside Seniors Hub

    Please fill up the form below or send us an email to info@westsideseniorshub.org First Name Email Last Name Phone Message Submit Disclaimer: Personal contact information (name, phone number, email address) will only be retained long enough to reply to a query and receive confirmation from the sender that a reply to their query or comment has been received. CONTACT US ​

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