Elders

Elder Activities

Our Elder Activities program centres around a culturally appropriate holistic approach that focuses on achieving and maintaining wellness through the balanced teachings of the Medicine Wheel. Services include: assistance with obtaining health care and contact with Aboriginal Patient Navigator; assistance with Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and Guaranteed Income Supplement applications; access to mental health services; and housing. Activities for Elders include: monthly Elders’ Luncheons, attending the annual Elders’ Gathering, Elders’ Picnic, medicine picking, yoga, and other activities.

Annually, a group of our Elders attend the Elders’ Gathering. However, the 2020 gathering is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding for this program is provided by the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation via the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres through the Provincial Capacity Funding stream.