All Seniors Welcome!

We welcome all seniors in our community to come and add to this lively space with their energy. Seniors can enjoy a wide range of activities from reading the papers, learning new skills, to cooking and exercising with their peers. Every day, Frog Hollow offers something for our seniors to be social, healthy and engaged. We also promote intergenerational activities and welcome all generations to participate. Please come visit us and learn about the variety of special events and ongoing programs!

Seniors' Night - Dine & Connect

Meet once a month, starting Monday, May 27, 2024

Make new friends and connect with neighbours over a delicious meal! Stay tuned for more future dates! Signup or make a referral? Contact seniors@froghollow.bc.ca or 604-760-5351

TAPS - Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors

The TAPS program aims to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by offering therapeutic physical and recreational activities and nutritious lunches in a trusted social setting.

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Friendly Visitor Program

Are you an older adults who might like a visit from a friendly neighbourhood volunteer? Connect with us! terence@froghollow.bc.ca or 236.333.5046

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Multicultural Senior Advisory Committee

CALL FOR MEMBERS!

MSAC brings together passionate seniors to share their wisdom and knowledge and to advise on matters that impact the quality of life of older adults in the Frog Hollow community. Inquiries or sign-up? Contact seniors@froghollow.bc.ca

Information & Referral Services

OPEN & Long waitlist…

One-on-one support to assist older adults who need information & referral services. 

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Our trained volunteers provide free one-on-one support on:我們的義工提供以下的一對一服務, 助您:

Navigating public systems (i.e., federal and provincial benefits, housing, transportation, health, employment). 了解一系列的公共服務, 如聯邦及省政府福利, 住屋, 交通及就業

Form filling (i.e., OAS, GIS, CPP, SAFER, MSP, BC Bus Pass for Seniors, BC Housing, Canada Dental Care Plan, Leisure Access Program, etc.). 填寫政府服務申請表, 如老人金, 保證收入補助, 加拿大退休金, 長者租客住宿補助計劃(SAFER), 卑詩房屋局, 卑詩省醫療保健計劃(MSP), 聯邦牙科保險, 長者巴士咭, 休閒咭計劃等.

Referrals to relevant community-based services. 轉介相關社區服務

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Wellness Delivery Project

Our Wellness Delivery Project is all about bringing generations together, reducing isolation, and boosting overall well-being.

Seniors' Tai Chi 108 長者太極108式

Mondays, 12:30-2 pm, in-person

April 15 – June 17, 2024, except Apr 22 & May 20

Registration needed: 604-7660-5351 or manda@froghollow.bc.ca 

Come and learn Tai Chi 108 moves taught by our facilitators Wilkie and Kim. Sessions are in person only at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

Seniors Dance Group

Tuesdays, 09:30am – 10:30 am, in-person

April 16 – June 18, 2024

Registration needed: 604-760-5351 or  manda@froghollow.bc.ca 

Come dance with us! This group is completely senior-led. All levels welcome! Sessions are in-person only at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

Knitting Group

Tuesdays, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm, in-person

April 16 – June 18, 2024

Registration needed: 604-760-5351 or  manda@froghollow.bc.ca 

Frog Hollow Seniors Knitting Group bring love and care to BC Children’s Hospital. Read more>> 

Spanish-speaking Women's Group 50+

A gathering space to connect, support, and empower 50+ women from the Spanish-speaking community. Know more>>

Leer el póster en Español

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June 15- WEAAD Event

(The poster above is from our 2023 event)

Annual event to bring greater recognition to the mistreatment of older adults. Promote prevention activities that allow seniors in the community to live safely and with dignity.

2022 WEAAD event >>

2021 WEAAD Event >>

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Seniors Resource Fair

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 10am – 1pm

Discover 0ver 20 local organizations showcasing invaluable resources and services catered specifically for seniors.

Learn more >>

Inquiries? seniors@froghollow.bc.ca

2023 Feb Seniors Resource Fair

Neighbourhood House On the Go

We are bringing the neighbourhood house to you! Learn more>>

Digital Literacy Support

OPEN 

One-on-one digital literacy support to empower older adults with digital skills. *Available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Gujarati, Swahili, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Posters in Hindi & Punjabi

“Knitting Hearts Connect 2.0” Frog Hollow Seniors’ Knitting Group Bring Love and Care to BC Children’s Hospital

←  Back to Seniors ProgramFrog Hollow’s Seniors Knitting Group is grateful to join Chinese Community Policing Centre in a meaningful project to bring love and care to the children at BC Children’s Hospital. 78 adorable knitted Teddy Bears done by seniors knitters in...

2023 Seniors Resource Fair

←  Back to Seniors ProgramJoin us at Seniors Resources Fair, back for the second time this year in collaboration with Kiwassa Neighbourhood House!  Date: WEDNESDAY, November 15, 2023Time: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PMLocation: Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St....

2023 Seniors Resource Fair

←  Back to Seniors ProgramWe believe that seniors should have the ability to live their best lives, and that starts with having access to the right information. Join us for a day of discovery and connection at our Seniors Resource Fair organized by NEVAAN (North East...

Knitting Intergenerational Connect

←  Back to Seniors ProgramOn October 28, Frog Hollow's Seniors Knitting Group welcomed volunteers, youth and staff from the Chinese Community Policing Centre 華人警訊服務中心 - 溫哥華 and Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre to have an intergenerational knitting workshop...

2022 Frog Hollow Holiday Hamper Support

Dear Community Member, We are seeking community support for our 2022 Frog Hollow Holiday Hamper Program. For nearly two decades, we have provided support and much-needed cheer to at least 40 families in our community each holiday season. Last year we were able to...

2021 Frog Hollow Holiday Hamper Support

Dear Community Member, We are seeking community support for our 2021 Frog Hollow Holiday Hamper Program. For over a decade, we have provided support and much-needed cheer to at least 40 families in our community each holiday season. Since 2009, we have seen increasing...

Frogs in the Park Fundraiser

We raised $3,288.5 for Family, Seniors, Food Security, Settlement & Waacus Salee Indigenous Programs at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House! We didn't reach our goal, but we wouldn't have been able to raise any money at all without your collective support:)  It's a...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Webinar

←  Back to Seniors Program “Often the serious challenges facing older adults in our community are hidden and this increases their vulnerability, and here at Frog Hollow, we want to change that,” said Gary Dobbin, Executive Director of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House....

#GivingTuesday to Support Seniors in Frog Hollow Community

←  Back to Seniors ProgramThank you for supporting us at the Seniors Team at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House and the seniors we serve on #GivingTuesday. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise over $5,000. By partnering with GIVE65, we received $5000 in...

“We Need Yarn. We Knit Warm.” Frog Hollow Seniors’ Knitting Group Send Warmth to the Neighbourhood this Winter

←  Back to Seniors ProgramThough the in-person knitting session remains closed due to the pandemic, our seniors find ways to keep knitting, and for a meaningful purpose! What's more precious than sending warmth to the neighbourhood with lovely toques and scarves In...

Useful Resources

  • Flipping Dementia on Its Ear Tool Kit : This toolkit was developed as part of a participatory action research project “Putting Social Citizenship into Practice: Reducing Stigma and Promoting Social Inclusion of People with Dementia”, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Know more>>

Seniors Programs Staff Team

Terence Chan

Interim Seniors Programs Coordinator

terence@froghollow.bc.ca

 

Manda Mok

Family and Seniors Programmer

manda@froghollow.bc.ca / 604.760.5351

 

Francesca Lim

Community Programmer

francescalim@froghollow.bc.ca 

 

Terence Chan

Terence Chan

Interim Seniors Program Coordinator

Hello, my name is Terence Chan and I am the interim Seniors Programme Coordinator.

I was first introduced to the Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House when I brought my children to the StrongStart programme at Lord Nelson Elementary circa 2013. Lisa, the facilitator at the time, was an early childhood educator formerly employed by Frog Hollow. Fast forward 8 years later, I was encouraged by my practicum supervisor and instructor at Langara to interview Lysandra Chan, our Seniors Programme Coordinator, with the sole purpose of gathering information for my paper. Life came full circle a year later when Lysandra turned the tables and invited me for an interview to gauge my readiness to take on her responsibilities during her maternity leave. Big shoes to fill indeed!

Before embarking on this professional journey at Frog Hollow, I wore many hats including a stint as a project coordinator at Latincouver working with local volunteers and volunteers from Latin America to launch the annual Carnaval del Sol event. Surprisingly, to this day, I still do not speak any Spanish or Portuguese (Hola/Olá does not count). I was also formally trained and worked as a health informatician for a number of years. However, a role that I cherished the most was being a stay-at-home father and primary caregiver of my 2 children. At times, it was all work with no breaks, especially during the infancy stage, although I enjoyed every moment of it. Apparently, all work and no play did not make me a dull boy.

Speaking of movie references, here is a fun fact about myself. During my high school days, I was a great student (feel free to insert all your Chinese student stereotypes) not only because I was a dutiful 1st-generation Chinese boy, but also because I had developed an uncanny discipline to focus on my studies by avoiding unnecessary eye contact with the charming and dreamy looker that was my locker neighbour. He was older, and I was so glad he finally left me alone by graduating and moving to America. His name? Ryan Reynolds. Yes, that Ryan Reynolds.

Manda Mok

Manda Mok

Family & Seniors Programmer

Hello, my name is Manda. I am a Family and Senior Programmer at Frog Hollow and I have lived in Canada for almost 40 years.

My journey with Frog Hollow started 19 years ago when I took my daughter to the Frog Hollow Family Drop-in program and became a volunteer! It felt great to be able to share with others what I knew and what I could do.

Afterwards, I was very grateful to have the opportunity to be hired and officially become a staff member at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. At Frog Hollow, I work with clients from newborns to persons over 100 years old, though mainly with seniors. My job is to provide guidance and support to them so they are engaged, social and connected with the community.

As a part of the Frog Hollow community, personally, I have a wish: in the next 10 years, all the seniors in this neighbourhood have basic technology skills and can connect with others without barriers. In the past two years, due to the pandemic, many elderly people have transformed from resisting to accepting learning technology skills. So, it is feasible and a realistic wish, although we are progressing in baby steps.

My hobbies are crafting, taking public transportation to discover new things around the town, and participating in community activities.

Francesca Lim

Francesca Lim

Community Programmer

Hello, my name is Francesca and I’m the community programmer for the Seniors Program in Frog Hollow.

My first encounter with Frog Hollow was Frogs in the Park; and I was later introduced to the life-changing Pathway to Leadership Program. As a long-time participant and volunteer, Frog Hollow never ceases to surprise me with the variety and depth of its programs to enrich our community. Frog Hollow is truly a small but mighty organization – I love to see all the bottom-up initiatives to make our community a beautiful place.
Speaking of myself, I’m a typical Gemini. A go-with-the-flow person. I love Canto pop, and chatting with my friends and neighbors. I’m also an active member of my local Buy Nothing Group.
Going forward, I hope to learn and unlearn; and grow with Frog Hollow to make a positive impact in our neighborhood.

 

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