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Seniors' Arts & Cultural Society
Southeast Vancouver Seniors' Arts & Cultural Society (SVSACS) is a group of dedicated individuals working to have a seniors' centre built in southeast Vancouver. The centre would house various arts and cultural activities for seniors, serving as a meeting and gathering place for older adults of all ethnic backgrounds. There is currently no seniors centre in all of southeast Van!
The number of seniors (55 and over) living in the Victoria-Fraserview/Killarney (VFK) has been growing faster than in all other areas of Vancouver. In 2006 there were 15,000 seniors in VFK. That number is expected to increase by 21 per cent (3,100) by 2021.
Killarney Seniors Centre Grand Opening!
The 10,000 square-foot, LEED Gold certified centre is attached to the existing Killarney Community Centre and provides a dedicated space for seniors programs. It includes five multi-purpose rooms, a roof-top patio, lounge with fireplace and TV, and commercial kitchen. The centre also includes several accessibility features, including an elevator, hearing loops, auto door openers in the washrooms and distress buttons.
"This is one thing we have waited so long for and it is beautiful," said Lorna Gibbs, another member so of the building committee and long-time advocate for the centre.
"So many people have helped," she told the crowd, adding that it was an emotional day.