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411 Seniors Centre Society

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411 Seniors Centre provides seniors-led programs and services that mobilize the seniors diverse strengths, talents, interests and expertise to the benefit of fellow seniors and the community at large, and in collaboration with like-minded organizations/

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FIRST CALL for NOMINATIONSThe 411 Board of Directors411’s Board is an active group of up-to sixteen (16) members who support governance and Society operations by acting as advisors to staff, leading and/or participating on committees and, recommending current and future priorities in consultation and dialogue with 411 members.CALL FOR NOMINEESWould you like to stand for Election to the Board of Directors? If so, please contact one of the following people before September 9, 2022: Nominating Committee Co-Chairs:Patsy Craig: patceegee@gmail.com Tel: 604-254-9032Gwen Willox: gwillox19@hotmail.com Mgs: 604-254-9032Nominations ProcessBy September 22, 2022 -The Nominating Committee will meet with people interested in becoming a 411 board member.September 30, 2022 – A list of recommended candidates will be posted at the 411 Seniors’ office, website and will be mailed to 411 members.If you miss the September 22 Nominating deadline to nominate a board member:The general membership of the 411 Seniors Centre Society has extra time after the September 22 deadline date to nominate additional candidates.This must be done with the written consent of the nominee, endorsed by no less than 5 voting members and filed with the Board Secretary, Alana Kenyon, secretary@411seniors.bc.ca no less than 3 weeks before the AGM (likely end of November 2022) The closing date for this filing is November 1, 2022.For a copy of the 411 Seniors Centre Society’s Constitution & Bylaws contact the Board Secretary, Alana Kenyon: secretary@411seniors.bc.ca or call Patsy Craig at 604-254-9032 ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear member,411 Seniors Centre is going to participate this Saturday July 16th, at the African Descent Festival 10-4:00PM.where we are going to bring a sample of what 411does in the community:Members artist will display their art, membership sales, Information about seniors' benefits will be also available; most important, this is a great opportunity to reconnect with you and enjoy together a fun activity.The festival will take place in Thornton Park, 1166 Main Street, Vancouver.We invite you to stop by at the festival this Saturday.Looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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411 Seniors Centre has closed our 333 Terminal Ave. location. We are in the process of moving. Staff are unavailable.If you need assistance please call BC211 (dial 211) for information on alternative support agencies during our short closure.We anticipate that we will be set up at our temporary location 3456 Fraser Street mid-June. Details to follow. ... See MoreSee Less
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411 Seniors' members and clientele - We are interested in your views on the opportunities, challenges and priorities for seniors centres. Along with groups across the Lower Mainland we are participating in a research project. If you are interested in sharing your perspective please contact Laura Kadowaki, at SFU to register for 1 of the zoom sessions.email: ltk1@sfu.ca or by phone at 604-961-7425 ... See MoreSee Less
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411 Seniors Centre is moving!!We are closing the Centre at 333 Terminal Ave on May 13th 2022You will find us at our temporary location starting June 7th @ Glad Tidings Church 3456 Fraser Street, Vancouver (Fraser St. & 19th Ave.) Bus #8and in early September at our newly constructed home at 3502 Fraser street (Fraser St & 19th Ave.) Bus #8April 8, 2022Dear 411 Seniors members, supporters and friends,411 Seniors is on the move.The 411 Seniors Centre’s last day at 333 Terminal Ave. will be Friday May 13th 2022. After 10 years at this location our lease has expired and we anxiously await the opening of our new centre (currently under construction) at Fraser Street & 19th Avenue. The new centre is expected to be completed at the end of August.Glad Tidings Church at 3456 Fraser Street is located directly across the street from new centre construction and they have kindly opened their doors to 411 Seniors as a temporary location from June to August as we await the opening of our new centre.Starting Monday June 7, 2022 you will find the 411 Seniors team at Glad Tidings Church.Our contact information remains the same:Telephone: 604-684-8171Email: contact411@411seniors.bc.ca We anticipate the opening of our new centre early September 2022 at 3502 Fraser Street.Sincerely,The 411 Seniors Centre staff ... See MoreSee Less
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The 411 Seniors' annual volunteer income tax filing clinic for low income seniors continues Monday to Thursday 10am-2pm throughout April. The last day is April 27th.Masks are required inside the centre. We no longer require the vaccine passport per changes to the Provincial Health Order April 8th. ... See MoreSee Less
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We wish all our Muslim members and friends a peaceful and restorative month of Ramadan. ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosSeniors who collected CERB in 2020 and saw their GIS support payments reduced may receive a one-time GIS repayment in April. Find out more: ow.ly/2IbI50IlXgq ... See MoreSee Less
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411 Seniors Centre marks International Women’s Day – March 8th 2022International Women’s Day is today, March 8th. It is a day where people around the globe celebrate the gains women have made and redouble their efforts to ensure full equality for all women.It is a sad but true fact that senior women have less income in our retirement than senior men. Here are some examples of this:According to the 2016 census. The median income of single senior women in BC is $24,660, which means that half of the seniors in this group had lower incomes and half had higher incomes. The median income of single senior men is $26,660. The gender income gap increases with age: the median income of single women over the age of 85 is $23,710, which is 19 per cent lower than the median income of single men over the age of 85.Single seniors, who are primarily women, are poorer than seniors in couples. In 2015, 16.0% of single seniors (65+ years old) in British Columbia lived in poverty, more than three times as high as the rate for seniors living in couples (4.9%). Across the board senior women’s income is lower than senior men’s income. However, even among women, there are significant differences. Here are some examples: -senior First Nations women’s average income is 50% of senior white men’s - senior Métis women’s average income is 53% of senior white men’s • senior Inuit women’s average income is 61% of senior white men’s • senior Black women’s average income is 50% of senior white men’s • senior Chinese women’s average income is 47% of senior white men’s • senior South Asian women’s average income is 43% of senior white men’s There is also a sizeable gender gap between the amount of CPP men and women receive. Senior women receive less CPP than senior men. These pay gaps are due to many factors including that women often earn less than men, that we take time out of the labour force to have and raise children, and plain discrimination. On March 8th, International Women’s Day we need to say that no senior woman should live in poverty. We all deserve respect, dignity, and security as we age. On International Women’s Day we also need to recognize that the 411 women who are members staff and volunteers are pretty amazing. We have led many different lives but we are strong and resilient. Some of us have worked and some of us have not but we have all made the world a little better. Some of us have raised children and others have not yet we have all made important contributions to our worlds. We are mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, learners, laughers, and adventurers (however you define that). We are capable, brave, creative, caring and compassionate. We are survivors. We are all remarkable and resourceful women. On International Women’s Day we need to celebrate ourselves, the women we know, and continue to work to improve the lives of senior women. Happy International Women’s Day from the 411 Seniors Centre!MArion Pollack, President ... See MoreSee Less
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411 income tax clinic is available Monday to Thursday 10-2PM. Make an appointment to access this service, call 604 684 8171 ... See MoreSee Less
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