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End Seniors' Isolation & Promote Seniors' Participation

Should living longer mean living lonely?

We are living longer than ever before. By 2025, there will be 8 million seniors in Canada. Most healthy and independent.

As time goes on, seniors’ circles of acquaintances, friends and family shrinks. Those they have shared their lives with are no longer there, having either moved or passed on. With today’s high cost of living, seniors’ children must work harder and harder, leaving them less time to spend with their ageing parents.

The collapse of seniors’ social networks is often accompanied by increasing challenges in mobility and daily function. Getting out to church or mosque, community activities, even shopping becomes harder, then next to impossible. The result - more and more seniors are more and more isolated. 

We can break this cycle of loneliness!

Are your skills and wisdom being valued?

All of us need three things; a home to call our own, a community to belong to and the ability to contribute. Greg Shaw found (The International Federation on Ageing) that ageism is widespread in Canada.

“63 per cent of respondents aged 66 or older said they had been treated differently because of their age. Over one in five respondents, furthermore, said they believed older Canadians were a burden on society.”

When people are not valued or recognised, their self-perception is impacted and our society is poorer as a result.

We know that Boomers want to be part of the solution and to share their skills and wisdom - they are just waiting to be asked. 

Well, we are asking.

Use your skills and wisdom to benefit seniors

Help make our annual events memorable

Join a team that plans and runs our events.  

See Our Events for more information about your possible role. 

  • Organize
  • Seek sponsorships
  • Bring a senior who otherwise could not attend 

See OUR EVENTS 

Join a Working Group!

Use your skills and experience

Communications & Public Relations Produce communications and spread public awareness 

Fundraising & Events Raise funds, organise fundraising and member events

Finance & Risk Management  Watch over the finances and manage risk 

see OUR WORKING GROUPS

Support My Second Home

Help provide funds and volunteers 

Vision:  My Second Home- where seniors share their days together in community

Mission: My Second Home provides seniors and their caregivers accessible and affordable day services in a home setting. 

See MY SECOND HOME

Support My Second Home

Help provide funds and volunteers 

Vision:  My Second Home- where seniors share their days together in community

Mission: My Second Home provides seniors and their caregivers accessible and affordable day services in a home setting. 

See MY SECOND HOME

Help make our annual events memorable

Join a team that plans and runs our events.  

See Our Events for more information about your possible role. 

  • Organize
  • Seek sponsorships
  • Bring a senior who otherwise could not attend 

See OUR EVENTS 

Join a Working Group!

Use your skills and experience

Communications & Public Relations Produce communications and spread public awareness 

Fundraising & Events Raise funds, organise fundraising and member events

Finance & Risk Management  Watch over the finances and manage risk 

see OUR WORKING GROUPS

History of Boomerslink

An article called The Elder Loneliness Epidemic states “Perhaps no other age group feels the keen sting of loneliness more than the elderly.” As a member, you are joining a charity who is breaking the cycle of loneliness and isolation, that is making a difference in the lives of seniors.

Boomerslink began in 2000 by Patricia Cruz who brought together a group of dedicated seniors to form Senior Link- Independent Society.

The purpose -  to reach out to isolated seniors. To reflect the expanded role envisioned for Senior Link- Independent Society, we have adopted the brand Boomerslink.

Using the wisdom, skills and time of seniors. Senior Link quickly became more than just a society providing activities for isolated seniors, it became a social network of valuable relationships.

The network benefited more than the members, as Senior Link reached out to isolated seniors in need of services and community.

Senior Link also produced three newsletters a year, now  also called Boomers Link (newsletter)

Be part of solving loneliness and isolation

Become a member of Boomerslink

Seniors have so much to offer to each other and to society.  It is only through seniors’ tireless efforts that Boomerslink has grown and will continue to flourish.

As a member, you will have opportunities where you can utilise your hard-earned skills and develop new ones. And yes, we also have fun at our member events!

Many different skills are needed for various working committees which form the heart of Boomerslink. Younger community members take joy in lending their expertise, time and finances to ensuring that seniors are served well.

As a member of Boomerslink, you participate in the annual meetings, contribute to working groups and vote at the Annual General Meetings or Special Meetings. As well, you are eligible to be nominated, then voted onto the Board of Directors.

We also host members only events where we enjoy life together!

Membership is $25 annually, $35 for couples.

Use your skills and wisdom to benefit seniors

Yes, I want to become a member of Boomerslink

Legal Name

Boomerlink's legal name is Senior Link-Independent Living Society.

Charity # 898259619 RR000

Address

Address: 100 – 12031 2nd Avenue
Richmond, BC V7E 3L6

 

Contact Us

Phone: 604-271-4427

Email: info@boomerslink.org