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' Tai Chi 108 長者太極108式

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

Sept 26th – Dec 12th, 2022 * (no class on Oct 10th)

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, 10:00am – 11:00 am, in-person

Sept 20th – Dec 14th, 2022 (no class on Nov 8th)

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

Come dance with us! This group is completely senior-led (by Suzy and Hui Lan) and is similar to a form of line dancing. All levels welcome! Sessions are in-person only at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

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Seniors' Self-led Movement

Wednesdays, 12:30 – 01:30 pm, in-person

Sept 28th – Dec 14th, 2022 

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

Join us to share some movement with the group. Sessions are in-person at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House 

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June 15- WEAAD 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 >>

Knitting Group

Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, in-person

Sept 20th – Dec 13th, 2022 (no class on Nov 8th)

Let’s knit with friends! Sign up with Manda at 604.760.5351 or manda@froghollow.bc.ca

Frog Hollow Seniors Knitting Group sends Warmth to the Community amid Pandemic. 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>>

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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

Information, Referral & Advocacy Services

OPEN 

One-on-one support to assist older adults who need information & referral services. We also advocate for community-based programs and health services. 

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Provide one-to-one information, referral, and personal advocacy support to older adults in:

  • Navigating public systems (i.e., federal benefits, provincial benefits, housing, transportation, finances, legal, income tax, health, employment, etc.)
  • Providing form filling services (i.e., OAS, GIS, CPP, SAFER, MSP, BC Bus Program for Seniors, BC Housing, etc.)
  • Accessing and referring to community-based services
  • Raising awareness of and advocating for available community-based and health services

*Available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

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Social Prescribing Program

OPEN

We partner with healthcare professionals to connect older adults with community-based active aging programs.

Know more >>

Neighbourhood House On the Go

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

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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

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...

Youth Chefs Cook Hot-meals for Seniors during Covid-19

←  Back to Seniors ProgramOver 50 seniors received hot meals cooked by young people during the pandemic in 2020. All hot meals were delivered right to the doors for the elderly by Frog Hollow staff and volunteers. Some of the volunteers were seniors themselves. "Thank...

Arts & Care Kits to support Senior Mental Well-being in Pandemic

←  Back to Seniors Program Since June 2020, we have been sending out Arts & Care Kits to elderly adults and isolated seniors around Great Vancouver. We created Art-making Kits that included supplies needed to paint, such as paintbrushes, paint pallet, watercolour...

2020 Frog Hollow Holiday Hamper Support

We want to say a big Thank you to all the wonderful contributors for your heartfelt generous donations. Your support went a long way towards building better families during the holiday season, especially during the stressful challenging time as it was with Covid. The...

The Story of Rattle-making

Picture the scene, on a warm day in August, 12 women sit in a circle preparing to make rattles. A gentle breeze whistles through the treetops. The sound of birds. The women feel the rough texture of the hide between their fingers. Laughter and chatter fill the...

Frog Hollow Wellness Connectors

←  Back to Seniors ProgramJune 1-7, 2020 is B.C. Seniors' Week  We want to share an uplifting story of Frog Hollow Wellness Connectors to celebrate our seniors and their resilience, wisdom and contributions throughout communities and across generations. Since the...

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

Lysandra Chan

Seniors Programs Coordinator

lysandra@froghollow.bc.ca / 604.836.4028

 

Manda Mok

Family and Seniors Programmer

manda@froghollow.bc.ca / 604.760.5351

 

Maria Helena Morales

Family and Settlement Worker

marias@froghollow.bc.ca

 

Lysandra Chan

Lysandra Chan

Seniors Program Coordinator & Mental Wellness Connector

My name is Lysandra Chan and I am working as the Program Coordinator for the Seniors program and the Mental Wellness Connector at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. I was connected to Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House back in 2014 when I did my Community Practicum from my Masters in Counselling Program. I was involved with the evening computer classes and Family Drop-in at that time. I continued to volunteer in both programs after my practicum has ended. I was then recruited to be part of the Childcare team and have worked in Nootka and Kindercare for 3 years before I transitioned to Family Team, where I was a Settlement Worker for a little while and into my current role as the Program Coordinator for Seniors Program. I have been inspired by what Frog Hollow does and I have been given a lot of opportunities to grow. I work with a supportive team and I work with talented members of the community. It is my privilege to be part of this wonderful family.

I currently reside in Vancouver B.C., on the traditional, unceded and occupied territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. In addition to the Frog Hollow role, I graduated with a Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University, Vancouver Campus, in 2017, and am currently a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). In my spare time, I like to connect to nature through hikes and I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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.

Maria Helena Morales

Maria Helena Morales

Family & Settlement Worker

My name is Maria Helena Morales. I grew up in Bogota Colombia with my parents and four siblings. Always passionate about children, education and supporting people and families. My background is in ECE, Educational Psychology, and General Psychology. I have also worked as a teacher focusing on young children for many years.

I came to Canada with my husband and my three wonderful children some time ago and after looking for a place where I could find my dream job, I came to Frog Hollow NH as a volunteer in one of the first language groups. I also worked as a childminder at the Satellite Daycare where I had a very special connection with the little children and with the amazing staff that I keep in my heart.

Later on, Family programs opened their arms and gave me the opportunity to work as a Family/Settlement worker supporting mainly my lovely Spanish-speaking community. I am also one of the facilitators in the family drop-in and La Colmena where my heart and passion for children make them my favourite programs. But I can’t put aside another beautiful program which has all my energy and dedication that I run with a marvellous volunteer. It is called “Alelies “. It is a Women (50+) group where connection, friendship, empowerment, personal growth, and support play a very important role.

I have also co-founded “Cacatua, a children’s entertainment initiative where I interact with puppets to have fun with little ones and see them smile.

I’m passionate, enthusiastic, compassionate, creative, empathetic and with a good sense of humour while trying to enjoy life in the best way possible.

Working with the community I have found the meaning of life. Helping and supporting others. Thank you Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House for being the place where I found it.

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