April 16, 2017


May 24, 2019

Seniors’ Summit

Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: White Rock Community Centre Gallery 15154 Russell Avenue. There is underground parking off Russell

You are invited to participate and tell us your story or voice your concerns on your safety and security in the South Surrey White Rock area.
Following are issues that you might have experienced or know of a senior who has.

  1. Impact and Anxiety
    Crime in South Surrey/White Rock
  2. Economic Anxiety
    Fraud; Abuse; Mobility and Street Safety
  3. Housing
    Rentals; Ownership and Security
  4. Social Interaction and Security
  5. Government Support
    Pensions; Cost of Living Allowance; Rent Subsidy; Medical Needs; and Advocacy.

The purpose of this event is to identify the safety issues of most concern in this area (South Surrey White Rock and surrounding communities). The panel will quickly address the topic in their opening remarks posed by questions from the Panel Host. Individuals in the audience will then have the opportunity to address the panel with their concern or issue. Allowing verbal presentations will depend on the attendance. We will keep verbal answers and comments to a minimum.

Light refreshments will be provide.

Participants Confirmed:

MC | Judy Higginbotham, Seniors’ Advocate SCLCP

Panel Host | Gord Hogg, MP

Panelist | Linda Annis, Councillor (City of Surrey)

Panelist | Jim Cessford, Retired Chief of Delta Police

Panelist | Ramona Kaptyn, CARP Advocate

RSVP : Judy @ 604-535-9196 or jehigginbotham@shaw.ca


May 2, 2019

The South Granville Seniors Centre is sponsoring a Seniors Multicultural Festival.

Attend their annual celebration of diversity!

1420 West 12th Ave, Vancouver BC

10:30-2:00: Enjoy lively performances by 25+ multi-
cultural seniors’ groups.

11:30-1:00: Sample delicious food at our low-cost, international food fair.

2:30-4:00: Join us for an intercultural dialogue connecting First Nations and immigrant communities.

Admission is free.

July 13, 2018

The Quadra Granville Seniors Group and the South Granville Seniors Centre invite you to an event to raise awareness about physical, emotional and financial elder abuse.



  • Quentin Adrian, Adrian & Co Barristers and Solicitors
    Legal issues regarding financial fraud.
  • Susan Moor
    Vancouver CRN Coordinator
    BC Association of Community Response Network (CRN)
    Identifying abuse, communicating concerns, resources which can offer assistance.

Friday, July 13, 2018

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (registration at 12:30 pm)

South Granville Seniors Centre
1420 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver

Coffee, Tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Register Online
Space is limited, so register early.

Click here to register for this event

May 26, 2018

The Quadra Granville Seniors Group and the South Granville Seniors Centre are sponsoring a free forum on Seniors Social Isolation. Social isolation and loneliness has been identified as a major concern in our society causing significant negative effects on health, health care costs and personal well-being.

May 26, 2018

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
2nd floor auditorium

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available



Eddy Elmer, Vancouver Seniors Advisory Committee, who holds a Masters Degree in Gerontology and is a PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, will speak about his research into social isolation and loneliness among seniors. Reference will be made to his newly released, extensive report on this topic including recommendations which could be implemented by all levels of government and the community to reduce social isolation and loneliness among seniors.

Representatives of the federal, provincial and city governments have been invited.

Round Table Discussions

The presentations will be followed by smaller round table groups where the audience can share their views and discuss methods to address the problem.

This Forum intends to further the dialogue on this important topic by bringing together all elements of our community. Please join us and be part of the conversation.

This is a free forum; cash donations accepted to help cover the costs.

Apr 26, 2018

Seniors Multicultural Festival

Sponsored by South Granville Seniors Centre

Date: April 26 , 2018

Location: 1420 W 12 Ave, Vancouver

Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Admission: Free

May 26, 2017

The Quadra-Granville Seniors Group hosted a Forum: “A Better Prescription: How Government Could Make Medicines Safer and more Affordable for our Aging Population.”

Canada spends $30 billion annually on prescription drugs; our spending on pharmaceuticals is more than any other OECD country with the exception of the US. Yet, we spend one of the lowest levels on R&D. In 2015, a national survey found 14% of patients reported not filling a prescription because of cost and another 9% skipped doses to make the prescription last longer. Surveys suggest that $5 billion spent by employers on drug benefits is wasted. Others estimate that a third of seniors fill at least one prescription for medicines believed to pose unnecessary risks and that one in six hospitals admissions are the result of adverse drug reactions.

Attendees heard how provincial and federal governments could work strategically to make medicines safer and more affordable for all.

Dr. Steven G. Morgan is a Professor of health policy at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health. He is an expert in pharmaceutical policy. He has published hundreds of research papers and has served as an expert advisor to governments in Canada and overseas. His current focus is on designing policies to achieve “Triple A” outcomes: Access to medicines, Appropriate prescribing and Affordable prices.

A discussion followed Dr. Morgan’s presentation. Joyce Murray and Isobel Mackenzie gave brief statements addressing the issues.

Chris Finch, Gillian Chetty, Jean Lewandowski, Luke Lewandowski (Quadra)
Alan Lowe (Granville)

Quadra-Granville Seniors Group, a non-partisan Vancouver Westside group interested in Seniors’ policies