Benefits/Outcomes

  • Empowerment with a sense of health, defined as “the capacity of people to adapt to, respond to, or control life’s challenges and changes” (Institute of Health Promotion Research, UBC).
  • Decrease or preclude entry into formal health services.
  • Reduce social isolation and depression.
  • Prevent falls
  • Delay dementia.
  • Access at a one-stop site many different needs.
  • Encourage independence.
  • Affirm one’s own dignity and self-worth.
  • Develop strengths.
  • Reaffirm that aging is a normal developmental process

 

Members lead by example in their communities:

    • Volunteerism
    • Self Governance
    • Community Development
    • Multiculturalism
    • Holistic Healthy Lifestyles.