Goals

  • To deliver programs and services that respond to the diverse and changing needs of seniors in the community.
  • To develop innovative approaches to programming using a participatory model.
  • To provide opportunities for companionship and friendship.
  • To provide opportunities to use the skills, experiences and resources that seniors bring from life experiences to help themselves, associates and the whole community.
  • To attract seniors with an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and encouragement.
  • To provide training and education in new technology.
  • To reach out to isolated seniors so they can connect with health promotion services in times of need.
  • To develop partnerships and collaborate with agencies in developing an integrated system of services.
  • To advocate change on behalf of seniors.
  • To provide a forum for identification of issues concerning seniors.
  • To market the centres as a possible site for appropriate service delivery.
  • To coordinate service provision within the centre and throughout the community that meets the basic needs of seniors.
  • To promote positive inter-generational relations.
  • To develop and provide programs and services in the categories of:
    • individual / personal service,
    • education and lifelong learning,
    • health promotion and illness prevention,
    • outreach,
    • social / cultural / interpersonal and recreational,
    • volunteer and leadership opportunities,
    • information and referral.