Fonds AffB 45 - Seniors Working Group (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

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Seniors Working Group (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

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7 cm of textual records
12 photographs

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The Seniors Working Group (SWG) originated in 2011 with representatives from the pastoral committees of five United Church congregations on the west side of Vancouver: Dunbar Heights, Knox, Trinity, West Point Grey, University Hill. The working group formed partly in response to a growing gap in community services for seniors west of Granville Street. Within a few years, it grew to encompass further westside congregations, including Anglican parishes.

The SWG's main purpose and vision was to help seniors/elders age with vitality and expanded options, working within church congregations and the wider community. It sponsored pastoral care training events; held public forums on a variety of topics; and undertook networking and collaboration with other community groups with similar aims. Congregational pastoral care committees within the SWG membership supported an array of activities, including prayer groups, transportation, education/communications, food support and programs, visitation, and card and flower ministries.

Collaborative work with the nascent Westside Seniors Hub – which operated out of Kitsilano Neighbourhood House – began in 2015. The Westside Seniors Hub gradually assumed the community-wide programming of the SWG, and the SWG dissolved after transferring its funds to that organization on May 27, 2022.

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Fonds consists of the following record series: Administrative records (2011-2022) and Event materials (2012-2018).

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Records were transferred on behalf of the Working Group by Susan Burns on June 22, 2022


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  • English

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Copies available in digital format; please consult archivist

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Created June 22, 2022

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