The South Vancouver Seniors Network (SVSN)
The South Vancouver Seniors Network (SVSN)
The South Vancouver Seniors Network (SVSN) is a collaborative group of Marpole and South Vancouver community organizations serving seniors and caregivers. The SVSN focuses on strengthening communications, collaborations and initiatives that support seniors’ issues and services.
The SVSN was launched by its co-leads, Michael Lee in his capacity as MLA for Vancouver-Langara, and Andrea Krombein, Seniors Outreach Coordinator with Marpole Oakridge Family Place.
See a list of SVSN Partners here
SVSN Weekly Live Webinar
Every Thursday Morning 10:30 – 11:30 on Zoom or phone
The weekly webinar is co-hosted by Andrea Krombein of Marpole Oakridge Family Place and Grace Hann, Seniors Peer Support Services Trainer of the Jewish Seniors Alliance.
The webinar features topics and challenges important to seniors and suggested by the seniors community. The goal of the webinar is to connect seniors with government and community leaders and experts in real time and to provide seniors with a platform for voicing their concerns, opinions and recommendations.
See a list of past webinar topics and guests here
To join the webinar, please contact Andrea Krombein to add your name to the invitation list: 778-668-3634 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
SVSN Monthly Gathering
Every third Friday for the month
The South Vancouver Seniors Network partners gather each third Friday of the month for a briefing and to discuss seniors’ issues and share news and resources. If you are a service provider or advocate for seniors in South Vancouver, you are welcome to join the meeting.
Please contact Eileen Lao to arrange participation at 604-660-8380 or Eileen.Lao@leg.bc.ca
Marpole Community Connectors Volunteer Initiative
Marpole Community Connectors is a specialized volunteer team with the goal of reaching out in person and via telephone to isolated seniors in the Marpole area. Volunteers are equipped with resources to help seniors and provide them with referrals.
To volunteer, please contact Andrea Krombein (778-668-3634 or email@example.com)
Advocacy and Support for Seniors
Seniors needing help with finding solutions and supports, with paperwork or with resolving tough situations are welcome to reach out for assistance and receive direct referrals to a range of services. Consultations are confidential. Please contact Andrea Krombein (778-668-3634 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Do you need an emergency number or contact details for a Government or Community Service? Call 211 or access the Marpole Community Resource Guide here
Seniors safety services
Marpole Oakridge Family Place is the home of the Marpole Community Response Network (CRN). We are part of the province wide BC Community Response Network
A Community Response Network (CRN) is made up of a diverse group of concerned community members, community agencies, local businesses, government agencies, professionals and others who come together to create a coordinated community response to abuse, neglect and self-neglect in vulnerable adults.
If you are experiencing abuse or are aware of a family member, friend or neighbour in trouble, please feel welcome to call and talk it over. Consultations are confidential and referrals for assistance will be provided.
Please contact Andrea Krombein (778-668-3634 or email@example.com)
Seniors Programs at MOFP
INTEGRATING SENIOR NEWCOMERS PROJECT - IN PERSON
Are you interested in volunteering with pre-school aged children at Marpole Oakridge Family Place?
Would you like to meet new people in your community?
No experience required – support will be provided!
Please contact Carol Chu (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-263-1405)
This may be for you if you’re:
- At least 55 years old
- Self-identify as one of the following:
- Permanent resident
- Protected person as defined by section 95 of IRPA
- Convention refugee
- Temporary foreign worker
- Individual selected for permanent residency;
- Available to participate in activities for approximately 1 hour per week from October 2021 – January 2022
- Willing to participate in the research portion of the project by meeting with a researcher and answering questions three times for approximately 1 hour each time
Ipad training for Seniors
Every Monday 12:30 pm – 3:30pm
Use the Internet and connect with your family and friends safely and comfortably.
An online video course about using iPad to explore the web, create and share photos and videos.
Talking Tuesdays Social Gathering
Every Tuesday morning 10am – 12pm
This social group is held at the Marpole Neighbourhood House at 8585 Hudson Street and 70th Avenue and is co-hosted by Marpole Neighbourhood House and Marpole Oakridge Family Place.
Seniors gather in-person or via Zoom (both options available!) to enjoy conversation and connection, interesting topics, presentations, games and skill sharing. Tea, coffee and snacks provided.
To find out more please contact:
Linh Lam: 604-628-5663 or Linh.email@example.com
Andrea Krombein: 778-668-3634or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Continuing Education
The Seniors Outreach Coordinator can arrange training on a wide range of subjects, including literacy and life skills and educational workshops. Workshops are scheduled on demand.
To request a workshop, please contact Andrea Krombein (778-668-3634 or email@example.com)
See a list of workshops provided by the COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Institute here
Income Tax Clinic – Year round
Our tax service is provided at tax season in March and April and also all year round. If you need to file your taxes or have a tax question please contact Andrea Krombein (778-668-3634 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment.
At this time, we are offering virtual tax services by phone but for those who are unable to connect by phone a drop off and collection service is available.