411 Seniors Centre opened its new centre at 3502 Fraser Street in East Vancouver in March 2023. Stay tuned for details on an inaugural opening day event to take place in summer 2023.
Our New Home
Following years of consultation, 411 Seniors 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 is a multi-purpose building near public transportation and showcasing green, accessible and senior-friendly design throughout almost 8,000 square feet. The building is 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 includes:
♦ 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 includes:
♥ 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 for special occasions – birthdays, dancing and get-togethers. More details will be provided as we settle into the new centre over the next few months (spring 2023).
Seniors Co-op Housing
We are pleased that the new building is co-located with 58 units of senior co-op housing operated by the Community Land Trust. This creates 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 includes 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, hosts our reception area and seating pods to visit with friends. With a double-height ceiling, this entry area is acoustically dampened so conversation is prioritized. A First Nations Art Installment is also 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.