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Programs and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives profiled on Healthy Aging CORE provide examples of the important work being done by local, provincial, and national organizations and the value of these programs and initiatives in promoting health and well-being and fostering resilience for older adults seniors.

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Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP)

Complex Chronic Diseases Program's (CCDP) treat and manage Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and symptoms attributed to Chronic Lyme Disease. Their goal for the progr

Burnaby Neighbourhood House - Emergency Preparedness and Response

Last year, British Columbia experienced a heatwave like none other. Those most impacted by the heatwave were seniors. Burnaby Neighbourhood House experienced this firsthand last year when one of the s

Langara College Gerontology Program

Location/Community: Vancouver Description of organization and/or specific programs: In 2018, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College launched its two-year Diploma in Gerontology program after extens

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie Seniors Network Intergenerational Garden

Location/Community: The intergenerational Garden is located in the downtown core of Maple Ridge at 22527 121 Avenue. Program Description: The Intergenerational Garden is a community/school garden

PaRx, A Prescription for Nature

PaRx, or A Prescription for Nature, is a national nature prescription program that Parks Canada has recently joined. Studies are showing that increased time in nature can help with anxiety and mental

Cherryville Community Food & Resources

Location: Cherryville, BC Organization Description: Cherryville Community Food & Resource Society (CCF&RS) supports the community in a variety of ways, food security is a main component. Th

The Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver (JSA)

The Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver (JSA) is a non-profit charity, volunteer driven organization for all seniors over the age of 55, regardless of their gender, culture, ethnicity, sexua

Abbeyfield House Vancouver

Abbeyfield Houses of Vancouver Society operates a home for independent seniors in the Marpole area of Vancouver. Abbeyfield is a retirement home with a difference – an affordable small-scale, famil

Make Your Whole Day Matter: 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults Aged 65+

The Public Health Agency of Canada, ParticipACTION, and researchers have teamed up to provide guidelines, infographics, and other communication resources that integrate information about physical acti


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