Vancouver, British Columbia
The "Neighbourhood House on the go" project is to support the social participation and inclusion of seniors. The "Neighbourhood House on the Go" project reaches isolated and marginalized older adults by bringing Neighbourhood House activities and resources to the streets and yards of older adults, creating greater accessibility to services, and building strong neighbourhood-based intergenerational relationships. The first barrier encountered by older adults in accessing services is often the physical barriers of reaching resources: securing transport and having the physical capacity and confidence to go to a new and unfamiliar place. Many issues may prevent older adults from regularly leaving their homes; physical challenges that may come with aging, issues of depression and mental health, loss of social networks, losing the ability to safely drive, or lack of confidence in using public transit. "Neighbourhood House on the Go" (NHG) begins to address issues of social participation by creating mobile services offered in the community through a "Neighbourhood House" bike cart and building community relationships. NHG bike cart is powered by staff, local youth and other volunteers who will reach out to isolated older adults. Senior volunteers will join bike cart volunteers to facilitate activities at the cart which will engage seniors and others to participate in street and yard based activities, creating a warm and welcoming presence and the opportunity to build new relationships at a block level. Activities include free coffee and conversation, information and referral, veggie/plant/recipe exchange, seed library, art activities and games.
We operate programs and services, including employment programs for multi-barriered youth, childcare for 200 children, family resource programs, seniors, youth and intergenerational programming and ...read more
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House is a volunteer-driven community services organization located in the Hastings-Sunrise area and has provided service in North East Vancouver for over 50 years. Our ...read more