STAR Update

Over the past several months the team at STAR have been actively engaged in preparing Needs Assessments, Feasibility Analyses, and Business Plans for seniors-serving agencies around the Province.

Needs assessments have been completed for Sea to Sky Community Services (Pemberton and Squamish), Whistler Community Services Society, and Abbotsford Community Services Society.  West Vancouver Seniors Centre and Capilano Community Services have both received their completed Needs Analysis and we are hoping to begin work on a combined North Shore project, that will include partners Parkgate United Church and Silver Harbour Centre.

New agencies across the province, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and agencies from Oliver to Saanich, have contacted the STAR team and are enthusiastic to be a part of the assessment process. We look forward to working with them during the autumn.

Feasibility Analyses and Business Plans are underway for Silver Harbour Seniors Centre (North Vancouver), Langley Seniors Resource Centre, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, and Renfrew Collingwood Neighbourhood House.

And huge Milestone has been reached:

STAR services have now been formally contracted with both South Vancouver Neighbourhood House and Langley Seniors Resource Centre. We are proud that these two agencies are the first “formal” members, and look forward to serving them in the years to come.

For further information on how your agency can become involved in the assessment process please contact Margaret Mahan, 604 669 2860, margaret@best.bc.ca.