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July 24, 2020

What Kind of World by the Roundhouse Choir

At the start of the pandemic, the longstanding Roundhouse Choir took their weekly Sound & Song workshops online.  Led by musician Leah Abramson, the group adapted their collaborative song-writing process to the new normal- going on solo soundwalks in their own neighbourhoods, and reporting back to the online group with photos, videos, observations, and inspirations that informed their song-writing process.

Their original new song “What Kind of World” is a poetic reflection and a hopeful call.  It’s also real catchy, and I hope it stays with you the way it’s staying with me.  Enjoy, and congratulations to all the participants of Sound & Song.

 

March 27, 2020

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Are you a BC senior looking for assistance?

During the COVID-19 period, seniors will be able to receive support through a new province-wide joint initiative of the Ministry of Health, bc211, and United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community that are willing to help.  This service will be available seven days a week during daytime hours.

Available services include:

  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Meal preparation and delivery
  • Prescription pickup and delivery
  • Phone and/or virtual friendly visits

Seniors can request volunteer help by:

Want to volunteer?

If you are an individual or organization supporting seniors, visit the Healthy Aging CORE for more resources and knowledge-sharing.

 

March 27, 2020

Free, Online Dancing for Older Adults

Dezza Dance has taken Collaborative Creative Dance for Older Adults online!

There is no cost, and no sign up required- connect with other older adults, and explore movement from your own living room- on your computer, laptop, phone or tablet.

Free, Fridays, 12:30-2pm Pacific Standard Time

For all the details, and to connect,  visit www.dezzadance.com

 

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update

We hope everyone is keeping well and staying healthy.

Our programming is currently postponed, and we will keep you posted as the situation develops.  For up to date information about City of Vancouver facility closures and other City COVID-19 information, visit the City of Vancouver website.

In the meantime, for local friends, here are links to our local health authorities for current  COVID-19 information:

Vancouver Coastal Health
BC Health Link
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

For seniors needing assistance, or to volunteer to assist seniors, call 2-1-1, or visit Safe Seniors, Strong Communities at bc211’s website.

Be well everyone,

The Arts & Health Team

 

 

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