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.


Weekly Programs

Support and Information

Special Events


Weekly Programs

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 seniors@qmunity.ca, 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

GenYOGA

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: 9:30 AM, 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 

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Mondays on Zoom

Try your hand at reflective writing, share your work, and connect with other writers across the province, no experience necessary

Feb 5 and 19th
March 11th and 25th
April 8th and 22nd
May 13th and 27th
June 10th and 24th

Register by calling the front desk at 604-684-5307
Or emailing seniors@qmunity.ca

Taught by: Katie Watters, QMUNITY Volunteer


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. 

Sign Up Here


Special Events

Aging with Pride 2023

Wednesday, August 2, 2023, 1 – 4 pm

This year the planning committee for Aging with Pride is going to bring you more entertainment, more pride packages, and more fantastic free food on the grounds of Barclay Manor. Come celebrate Pride together!

* Free to attend

Have your say on this year’s celebration. Answer this short survey.

Special thanks to all of the committee member organizations who help make this event possible:

Gordon Neighbourhood House, QMUNITY, Roedde House Museum, Saige Community Food Bank, Vancouver Friends for Life, Vancouver Pride Society, and the West End Seniors Network


Seniors & Older Adults Program Contacts

For any other inquiries please visit our Contact Us page.

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