Seniors Helping Seniors
In these difficult and uncertain times, we want you to know that we are here for you, now more than ever.
While the physical 411 centre is closed indefinitely, we are working harder than ever to provide you with the programs, support and services you need. Over the coming days, we will be rolling out these digital programs via our website.
In the meantime, be sure to follow our Facebook Page to receive the latest updates. Also, be sure to join our new Facebook Group, 411: Informed & Connected, which is a place to connect with other 411 members remotely.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – March 16, 2020
COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update
We have made the difficult decision to temporarily cease operations at the 411 Seniors Centre at #704 – 333 Terminal Avenue. We are unable to secure enough hand sanitizers, cleaning products, and medical supplies to ensure that we are following the Vancouver Coastal Health recommendations and maintaining a safe environment.
Seniors Helping Seniors
For over 40 years, the 411 Seniors Centre Society has been dedicated to the well-being of those aged 55 and older. It is a community hub where people meet, socialize, organize around issues important to seniors.
Since 2015, we have been temporarily located on the 7th floor of 333 Terminal Avenue. While space limitations limit some programming, the centre has remained vibrant and active with a full set of advocacy, education and social programs.
Plans are now actively underway for 411 to move to Cedar Cottage/Fraserview, at Fraser and 19th Avenue – another vibrant Vancouver neighbourhood easily accessible by bus. Watch this site for ongoing news about the move scheduled for 2020. Check out the ongoing programs including services and activities described on this website.
Powered by Age Podcast
The 411 Podcast has arrived!
For several months, our intrepid group of storytellers have been working on an inaugural podcast series, titled “Powered by Age”. Please have a listen at the links below, and stay tuned for more episodes to come! If you would like to participate in future podcast episodes, get in touch with the staff at 411 and we will get you on the right track!
In Episode 1, we have John interviewing Leslie Remund, Executive Director of the 411 Seniors Centre Society, on the origins of the podcast series and other recent developments. In the second segment, Ivy Leung interviews Stuart Alcock, Board Member of the 411 Seniors Centre Society, on the history of the Centre. In the third segment, Mayumi Spry interviews Betty, a volunteer at the 411 Thrift Shop, on the history of the thrift shop. In the fourth segment, Mayumi Spry shares her story, “Japanese Brides for Sale”, and Taylore shares her story, “The Blizzard of ’49”.
Listen to more episodes on the Powered by Age website!