For Chinese seniors, going to a simple hospital exam can be a stressful experience. Especially when they don’t know how to get to the hospital, how to find the right room, and can’t communicate with the nurses and doctors. We are working towards advancing language access to healthcare through advocacy and organizing.
Sticky Rice Collective
The Sticky Rice Collective is a team of youth leaders who aim to build and strengthen relationships with seniors through home visits and intergenerational events. They recently won the City of Vancouver's Healthy City for All Award in 2019.
Yarrow is committed to providing programs and services that reflects the community's needs. Our senior leaders help guide and affect our work, and are supported to develop their leadership within the organization and in the broader community.
陪同就醫 medical accompaniment and casework
We provide medical accompaniment and case management for low-income seniors who live in or frequent Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside. Assistance is available for seniors to meet their basic needs in regards to housing, health, and income needs. Seniors can attend our drop-in hours or call us to access our services.
長者協商會 Seniors core
Seniors Core is a team of advisors that represent our membership. They receive training, hold meetings, and provide feedback and direction for our programs and services. They play a vital role in ensuring that our work reflects the needs of the community.
Sticky Rice Collective
Our team of youth volunteers have named themselves the Sticky Rice Collective, representing cultural connection and togetherness. The Collective aims to create wholesome intergenerational spaces where youth and seniors can build long lasting relationships and connections.
Speak my language
Speak My Language is a storytelling media arts project for youth and Chinese seniors to share experiences of language and cultural barriers in accessing healthcare, explore individual and collective healing, and envision a culturally accessible healthcare system. Stay tuned for the launch of our radio docs in February 2020!
Chinatown Choose to move
Funded and supported by United Way of the Lower Mainland and UBC Hip and Health Centre, we provide coaching and opportunities for seniors with mobility challenges to exercise and improve their physical health. Seniors will participate in motivational meetings with their peers and have one-on-one meetings with an Activity Coach to track their progress.