MLA Mable Elmore’s Statement in the Legislature about the 411 Seniors Centre:
The grey tsunami has arrived, and they’re working to change the world. The 500-member-strong 411 Seniors Centre Society activates the talents, strengths, expertise and skills of older adults.
Their peer-led services since 1977 include supporting seniors; navigating the health care system; resolving pension issues; skills training in the digital revolution; to their podcast, Powered by Age. Programs are delivered by members. You can take art classes, yoga, Spanish and other language courses, including ESL, and also join town hall and advocacy campaigns.
During this pandemic, they’re working especially hard to ensure seniors are connected and that they get the help they need. Along with providing these important services, the 411 Seniors is a community of vibrant, passionate and critically engaged elders committed to bringing their wisdom to current-day challenges.
I’m so excited to welcome the 411 Senior Centre Society to their new location in Vancouver-Kensington. They’ll have a new centre, as well as a seniors housing co-op, partnering with the city of Vancouver, B.C. Housing, the Community Land Trust.
This modest but mighty organization is an inspiration for their dedication to taking care of those needing the most help amongst us. They’re always pushing boundaries to create a just, equitable and respectful world for all.
Please join me in recognizing the exceptional service and leadership of the 411 Senior Centre Society.
December 8, 2020