Seniors Services Society is the only agency in Metro Vancouver that works exclusively with homeless and at-risk seniors. As such we see firsthand the increasing number of seniors facing housing crisis, and the rise of homelessness among the senior population.
Working in partnership with all levels of government, community service organizations and local businesses, we offer a place of safety and support to seniors struggling with poverty, isolation and homelessness within the lower Mainland. In the last year our 3 unique seniors housing programs have delivered:
• Individualized Housing Counselling to over 2,000 seniors
• One-on-one Housing Outreach to 288 seniors who are homeless or severely at-risk
• Temporary Housing to 16 homeless seniors while assisting them with finding permanent housing
Together these programs have directly resulted in 65 seniors finding permanent housing, but we can’t do this alone. We need your help. Together we can make a difference.
River Market, New Westminster
Between 11:00 and 1:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.
Registration opens at 9:00 am
All walkers must check-in at registration upon arrival
Walkers 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Pets are not permitted at The Grand Parade, except for approved and trained service animals.
For those who chose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the early bird cost of $25 applies until Sunday, May 26th. Beginning May 27th, the optional registration fee increases to $40.
Route marshalls, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will be available for support along the route.
Keep an eye on the expected weather. Your safety is paramount.
If there are weather warnings, we'll celebrate indoors.
Seniors Services Society Sidewalkers
Walk this Way
A scenic tour of the New Westminster Quay boardwalk, followed by an easy walk up Quayside Drive, then back to the boardwalk for the final leg.