QMUNITY’s Older Adults and Seniors programs offer opportunities for community connection, social support, and personal development for folks fifty-five and older.
Finding inclusion, belonging, and meaningful connections can become more challenging as we age. That’s why QMUNITY hosts social events, co-develop and provide educational workshops, assists in one-to-one support and referral services, while fostering connections within diverse communities to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQIA+ persons 55 years and older.
We acknowledge the lived experience of Older Adult and Senior members of our community and seek to hold space for those members to be supported in connecting, supporting, and leading one another and the community at large.
- QMUNITY Gathers: Online Across BC
- QMUNITY Gathers: In-Person Meet Ups
- QMUNITY Quills: Online Writing Workshops
Support and Information
- QMUNITY Friendly Visitors Program
- INDIGO Survivors Support Group
- QMUNITY Older Adults Food Security Assistance
- QMUNITY Older Adults Bulletin
Our 55+ and seniors programming offers a place for older adults searching for a community to come together and meet, guide, and support each other.
QMUNITY Gathers: Online Across BC
Join us virtually for a video call on Zoom to meet and mingle with older adults and seniors, and connect at a safe distance while we get used to the changing social landscape. Join our online community from Northern BC, to Vancouver Island, The Sunshine Coast, Fraser Valley, and Interior, Newcomers Encouraged!
- 55+ 2SLGBTQIA+ Drop-In Program
- When: 2:30 pm Every Thursday
- Facilitator: Courtney Dieckbrader, of QMUNITY
RSVP with Courtney to receive the Zoom Link by e-mailing email@example.com, or by calling us at 604-684-5307.
QMUNITY Gathers: In-Person Meet Ups
55+ 2SLGBTQIA+ Drop-In Program. Come join us for in-person gatherings to network, share culture, and talk rainbow life after 55. All are welcome, we prioritise a confidential space.
QMUNITY Gathers: Gordon Neighbourhood House
- When: 1:00 pm, Every Monday
- Where: 1019 Broughton St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2A7
- Facilitated by Courtney Dieckbrader, Seniors Specialist and Hal Hoare, QMUNITY Volunteer
QMUNITY Gathers: South Granville Seniors Centre
- When: 3:00 pm, Every other Tuesday (see daily calendar for dates).
- Where: 1420 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8
- Facilitated by Courtney Dieckbrader, Seniors Specialist
Try our gentle Hatha Yoga class. Even if you’ve never tried these stretching and breathing exercises you can start now. No equipment is needed.
- When: 11AM, every Wednesday
- Where: Seniors Space at Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 Broughton St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2A7
- Taught by Adriaan De Vries, QMUNITY Volunteer
*This is a drop-in class, no registration is required.
QMUNITY Quills: Online Writing Workshops
55+ 2SLGBTQIA+ virtual program. Try your hand a reflective writing, dive into the senses.
*Free notebook included.
1:15 pm on the following Fridays:
- September 23rd
- October 14th, 28th
- November 11th and 25th
- December 9th and 23rd
Taught by: Katie Watters, QMUNITY Volunteer
Register by calling by calling us at 604-684-5307.
Support and Information
QMUNITY Friendly Visitors Program
55+ 2SLGBTQIA+ Phone Call Program. Once a week friendly phone calls.
A senior can request a weekly phone call from a trained QMUNITY volunteer who will check in with them about their week, let them know about programs and provide a friendly, 2SLGBTQIA+, conversation. Volunteers apply through our volunteer coordinator, Seniors and care providers apply through the seniors specialist.
INDIGO Survivors Support Group
55+ 2SLGBTQIA+ Support Group for Survivors of Elder Abuse.
12:00 noon Every Monday.
This is a therapeutic peer support group, led by a counsellor, for those who have or are experiencing elder abuse as a 2SLGBTQIA+ senior. The group is run by a Counsellor with lived experience in the community. The group also offers the opportunity to self advocate by interviewing with SFU researchers who are writing an anthology which will help to teach others and inform policy decisions in regards to our community. More information on this project can also be obtained by contacting the seniors specialist.
QMUNITY Older Adults Food Security Assistance
Low Income 55+ 2SLGBTQIA+ Seniors
Monthly Grocery Cards can be applied for to help low income seniors in our community
Seniors and Service Providers can contact the seniors specialist to inquire
Limited quantities are available
QMUNITY Older Adults Bulletin
55+ 2SLGBTQIA+ Quarterly Newsletter.
End of February, May, August, and November.
On top of the Older Adults Program monthly updates in the QMUNITY Newsletter, we also produce a comprehensive bulletin with Events, Short Stories, Pictures, Book Reviews and Short Articles. This Bulletin is sent to retirement facilities, seniors centres and individuals in the community who sign up.
Seniors & Older Adults Program Contacts
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 604-684-5307 ext. 110
For any other inquiries please visit our Contact Us page.