411 Seniors is moving to its new location and brand new centre at 3502 Fraser Street in Vancouver in late 2022. Check back often for details on our exact move-in date.
Our New Home
Following years of consultation, 411 Seniors has found the perfect neighbourhood for our future growth – Fraserhood, aka known as Cedar Cottage-Fraserview. Located in an area with one of the largest older adult populations in Vancouver without a seniors’ centre, this is the right place at the right time.
Our new home will be a multi-purpose building near public transportation and showcasing green, accessible and senior-friendly design throughout almost 8,000 square feet. The building will be digitally-wired so that older adults will have access to virtual learning, senior-led podcasts, video streaming, workshops on using technology, and digital tools.
The new building will include:
♦ Flexible space for events, celebrations, performances and town-hall meetings
♦ Private rooms for health consultations
♦ Kitchen/café, possibly with a nonprofit partner
♦ Mezzanine for 411 administration
Most of 411 programming will occur at the new building’s Drop-In Centre, the physical place where seniors help seniors and “someone to talk to” is always found.
The Drop-In Centre will include:
♥ Free computers, WiFi and telephones
♥ Educational workshops and seminars
♥ Recreational workshops
♥ Arts/cultural events and celebrations
♥ Fitness programs
♥ Food pantry
411 Seniors’ members will most likely have the opportunity to rent the centre facilities at our new location on Fraser Street for special occasions – birthdays, dancing and get-togethers. More details will be provided once we are at the new centre.
Seniors Co-op Housing
We are pleased that the new building will be co-located with 58 units of senior co-op housing operated by the Community Land Trust. This will create the area’s first model of integrating senior-focused services, facilities and housing to reduce isolation, develop connections and build community among residents, 411 members and visitors.
For information on the co-op housing, please contact Community Land Trust by phone at 604-879-5111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person at 220-1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y3.
Visit the Community Land Trust Fraser Street Seniors Co-op website HERE.
To recognize the generosity of our community of donors, our Centre will include spaces available for recognition of your family or to honour a loved one, business or group.
Spaces in our new home, such as our fully accessible Welcoming Lobby, will host our reception area and seating pods to visit with friends. With a double-height ceiling, this entry area will be acoustically dampened so conversation is prioritized. A First Nations Art Installment will also be a prominent fixture in the space as we collectively work towards reconciliation. This space and many others throughout the building are available for naming via a donation. For more information, pease contact email@example.com.