April 6, 2018

Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors (SILAS) Forum

SILAS Forum Description

Our Quadra Granville Seniors Group and the South Granville Seniors Centre are sponsoring a free forum on Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors; an issue that has been identified as a major concern in our society causing significant negative effects on health, health care costs and personal well-being.

Eddy Elmer, Master in Gerontology, was the primary researcher in the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors Project (SILAS). Eddy will present his findings and his recommendations.

Representatives of the federal and city governments are participating along with community support groups, seniors and concerned families. The presentation will be followed by round table discussions where the audience can share their views and explore solutions.
If you are a senior, know a senior or plan to be a senior one day, attend this free forum and join this important conversation. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.

This Forum intends to further the dialogue on this important topic by bringing together all elements of our community.

May 26, 2018
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Registration starts at 1:00 pm
1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
2nd floor auditorium
Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided

Register Online
Space is limited so register early.
Click here to register for this forum.

Click here to download a poster which can be printed and placed in appropriate venues, such as churches, community centres, apartment buildings, seniors residences, coffee shops.