Yarrow intergenerational society for justice

updates

November 23, 2020

Apply to become a board member!

Another reminder that Yarrow Society is looking for folks who are keen on sitting on our Board of Directors for 2021!

Mission: We envision a thriving, equitable, and intergenerational community in Chinatown.

Vision: To provide and enable services, advocacy, and education that develop youth and senior leadership and build community power in Chinatown.

 

Please review the full listing (linked below) and send in your applications by Monday, November 23rd.

November 18, 2020

Attend our 2020 Annual General Meeting

It's that time of year again! Please join us in attending our 2020 AGM starting at 6pm PST on Thursday, December 3rd. We will be sharing the Director's Report and our Financial Statements, along with electing directors and covering any other announcements. 

 

Due to the pandemic, the AGM will take place via Zoom at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89792809526. Please email board@yarrowsociety.ca if you have any questions or need accessibility support.

 

Thank you and looking forward!

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update

We hope you are keeping well and finding moments of hope and connection.

Since we started physical distancing, the Yarrow team transitioned to adapting our services and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our senior members are in good spirits and many have been able to maintain their independence during this time. We are finding comfort in talking to seniors and hearing their positive outlook.

Casework and Medical Accompaniment
We are continuing to support all of our existing clients remotely. Some cases have been paused, and many medical appointments have been postponed. Seniors with urgent or essential housing, health, and income needs are being followed closely by our staff and volunteers.

Youth and Senior Phone Calls
Our amazing team of youth volunteers are calling seniors weekly to connect, provide emotional support, and receive grocery orders and other requests. 

Grocery Delivery Service
Working closely with Hua Foundation, our volunteers are delivering fresh, affordable Asian produce to over 20 seniors a week. Protein, dairy, and prepared meal add-ons are available (thanks to Bao Bei), as well as homemade reusable masks sewn by our community members. If you donated to the Chinatown Cares GoFundMe, thank you for your support!

Chinese Seniors Hub
Since April started, we have been supporting this team of senior leaders stay connected over WeChat and over the phone. The seniors are doing necessary outreach to their neighbours and friends and ensuring that they have what they need.

We appreciate our volunteers for being so thoughtful and ready to show up for each other. We are grateful to each person contributing in their own ways!

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Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice

400-268 Keefer Street

Vancouver BC

V6A 1X5

info[at]yarrowsociety.ca