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Volunteers for Seniors subject files
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on content of series.
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- Vancouver (B.C.). Health Continuing Care Division
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2.48 m of textual records
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In 1960, the Junior League of Vancouver, recognizing the needs of older persons isolated from the community in nursing homes and rest homes, initiated a diversional, recreational program. In 1965, responsibility for the project was taken over by the Volunteer Bureau of Greater Vancouver and the program became known as "Volunteers for Seniors". In 1971, the City of Vancouver Health Department took over its administration.
In 1984, three existing programs - Long Term Care, Home Care, and Volunteers for Seniors - were unified under the new program title, "The Vancouver Continuing Care Program".
In 1985, the program was amalgamated with the Vancouver Hospice Program, which was part of the Provincial Ministry Continuing Care Division and administered by the City's Health Department, provided and/or arranged for treatment and support services for individuals who were unable to function independently due to health-related problems that did not warrant treatment in an acute care or rehabilitation centre. The primary aim of the program was to allow people to remain in their own homes, and among their families, as long as possible. The program was subsequently renamed as the Continuing Care Division.
Scope and content
Series consists primarily of correspondence and minutes of meetings relating to various aspects of the program. Arranged alphabetically by subject within years.
An accrual to these records representing the years 1975-1977 consists of files for subjects beginning with V and W only; files begining with A-U were destroyed by the creating office prior to the transfer to the Archives.
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Access to 62-D-4 file 10, 94-E-4, file 9 and 94-E-5, file 2 is restricted. Please consult an archivist.
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