The Hub is seniors'-led in order to best address the needs of seniors. It promotes a healthy aging process, recognizing that multiple generations and cohorts need different activities and supports. Seniors provide guidance on increasing the accessibility of seniors' programs and addressing the diversity of interests among seniors.
The overarching intention of the collaboration among Partner Organizations is to maximize benefits for the community and to leverage resources effectively, for example by seeking opportunities for funding support and innovative collaboration. The Hub relies on community engagement to address the needs and interests of diverse facets of the community.
DIGNITY AND RESPECT
The Hub operates on values of respect where everyone is treated with care and compassion. We aim to foster independence, self-esteem, dignity and empowerment for seniors and their families.
The Hub strives to create a sense of belonging and inclusion and provide opportunities to be connected and engaged in the community.
The Hub Partner Organizations operate in a spirit of respect for each other and are clear and open about their intentions. They bring forward any issues that arise during the course of Hub work so that they can be addressed by the group.
BECOME A PARTNER
If you are a public, non-profit, or faith-based organization that serves seniors on Vancouver’s Westside, we would like to collaborate with you!
WHAT VALUES DOES THE WESTSIDE SENIOR HUB OFFER?
Help seniors know what programs and services Westside organizations offer to keep them socially engaged, active and well-served
Enable the sharing of information and resources among Hub Partner Organizations and other community entities
Better meet the needs of Westside seniors by sharing knowledge between seniors and Hub Partner Organizations
Increase community awareness of seniors' issues and strengthen advocacy on behalf of seniors
HOW CAN PARTNERING IN THE WESTSIDE SENIORS HUB BENEFIT MY ORGANIZATION?
Enhance community awareness of your seniors’ programs and increase participation
Learn from experiences and insights of other seniors' service providers
Share ideas and solutions to improve seniors’ programs and services
Amplify the voice of Westside seniors' service providers through the collective power of working together
WHAT ARE THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A HUB PARTNER ORGANIZATION?
Actively support the goals and operation of the Westside Seniors Hub by attending quarterly meetings, sitting on committees where possible, and providing advice and expertise to Council and Committees when requested
Provide program and event information for profiling in Hub communications
Share ideas, successes, and challenges at quarterly Partner meetings
Share information from Partner meetings within your organization
Promote the network of Partner Organizations and make referrals where appropriate
Partners meet quarterly and communicate via email between meetings. Partners are encouraged to join committees relevant to their work and offer space, resources and guidance to help the Council and volunteers in their efforts.
A growing network of Partner Organizations that serve seniors on the Westside have an interest in collaborating to support seniors in their community. They meet quarterly to share information about resources and assets, identify emerging issues, and collaborate on building a range of integrated services for seniors. They work with the Hub Council, serve on committees to act on identified issues, and represent the Hub to the public and various constituencies.