by Lorna Gibbs of SVSACS
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Southeast Vancouver Seniors Arts & Cultural Centre Society’s mission statement is: “To operate a senior centre offering structured programs directed towards the alleviation of loneliness and isolation.”
Here’s an update taken from our SVSACS Annual General Meeting of June 16, 2016.
Vancouver City staff held an Open House at Killarney on April 26, 2016 to show drawings and plans for the new Seniors Centre. The event was attended by more than 100 community members who were invited to share their comments and they certainly did that. Most requests were for:
The Project Manager’s Team went back to the drawing boards, made several design changes and we were informed that, as a result of Open House feedback, the centre will have the second elevator, an access road with turn-around for a 24-seater bus, and a fold-down stage in the large multi-purpose room on the main floor.
Members are very pleased with this positive response. Community Seniors feel reassured their opinions do count, their opinions are respected and somebody up there is listening.
I believe there is increased optimism and hope that the new Centre will soon be opened. The estimated completion date is still given officially as 2018 but everyone wants to believe it will be sooner, and yes, we now believe in miracles!
Thanks Seniors Hub readers for your support. We hope to keep the updates coming to you regularly.
Southeast Vancouver Seniors
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As of Monday, June 27, 2016 changes are being made to the bus routes 26 and the 49 to improve service reliability, decrease overcrowding and improve direct connections to key destinations while maintaining access to Champlain Heights.
What are the changes?
The 49 Metrotown/Dunbar Loop/UBC now continues along 49th Avenue between Kerr and Tyne streets and service on 54th Avenue is discontinued.
The 26 Joyce Station/29th Avenue Station reroutes to travel on Tyne and Arlington streets, maintaining access to Champlain Heights.
If you’re travelling to Champlain Heights or connecting to SkyTrain, you can:
Why are we implementing these changes?
These changes were part of our Transit Network Consultation in fall 2015. Based on what we heard during consultation and our evaluation of customer benefits and trade-offs, we recommended the following actions:
We are always listening and you can provide feedback through Customer Service at 604.953.3040 or feedback.translink.ca.
I ask that you share this email and information with anyone you know who may be impacted by the change.
Please also note: The 49 has a temporary detour to accommodate City of Vancouver construction along Southwest Marine Drive between Granville Street and Camosun Street until fall 2016.
Transportation Demand Management Officer, Seniors and Newcomers
For a listing of all Vancouver Translink Bus Route changes effective June 27th, click here.
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