MOSAIC and partners hosted more than 300 seniors at Central Park to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The June 15th event also served as the launch for the new Chinese Community Response Network, created to address the needs of the largest visible ethnic group in the province.
In addition to the announcement of the new network, events included the sharing of stories about elder abuse, lunch and cultural performances.
MOSAIC Settlement Worker Daisy Au was very pleased with the event and grateful for the efforts of those who made it such a success. “We had a wonderful team, many of whom volunteered without being asked. The event received very positive responses as the message for the new CRN for the Chinese community was widely spread through the Chinese media. The public are aware that community organizations and Chinese seniors societies are joining hands to help seniors live with dignity and that together, we can cultivate communities with greater compassion, care and respect.”
MOSAIC’s Seniors Club has a wide range of free activities that encourage participants to make new friends, learn new skills and join community events. Aimed at immigrants and refugees aged 55 years and up, participants enjoy a myriad of benefits to their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being through these activities. To learn more, please visit mosaicbc.org/seniors.