ASK Friendship Center

Details

Name :

ASK Friendship Center

Address  :

601 West 59th Avenue

Town  :

Vancouver

State  :

British Columbia

Country  :

CANADA

Post Code:

V6P 1S1

Phone  :

604 263 7333

Web URL  :

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Description

ASK was initiated by local neighbourhood churches in answer to the need for daily care and social activities for the seniors in our community who have chronic health problems We are now located at 601 West 59th Avenue just West of Cambie Street

Local community members on the Board of ASK determine its Mission and guide its activities according to the Vision they have established ASK has the support of many volunteers Most of these are members of the immediate community who have a keen interest in maintaining the quality of their community service

ASK is a happy place where staff and volunteers enjoy making a meaningful contribution and where program participants and their caregivers feel embraced by a caring community


OUR MISSION

To provide opportunities that enhance quality of life

OUR VISION

To be a leader in providing communityintegrated services for older adults

This vision was established during strategic business planning sessions held in April and May 2004 By September 2004 strategic initiatives were established to ensure the achievement of our vision The Executive Director reports to the board quarterly regarding progress on these initiatives

As part of the initiatives a working document defining the societys vision in greater detail was completed in May 2002 and reviewed in 2005 The draft was discussed with various community stakeholders before becoming the societys guide for development

Elements of our vision
To integrate our Adult Day Centre Services with resident services in a
supportive housing development

To provide quality Adult Day Centre and resident services in appropriate
physical space

To increase the number of Adult Day Centre clients served

To Enhance our ability to provide specialized programming

To maximize use of transportation resources to create and maintain links
with the community

OUR VALUES
We Value
The individual and the community accountability respect honesty integrity caring openness and fun

We believe
That aging is a normal part of the life process

That personal growth and the actualization of ones maximum potential is
achievable at any life stage

That all people have the right to informed decisionmaking freedom of
expression and individuality

That our community deserves access to respite and support services that
enhance the ability of individuals with chronic health problems to remain
independent

That client choice and control and a focus on quotWellnessquot are essential
building blocks of a successful program

That informal caregivers have a valuable role and deserve ongoing support
and respite

That compassion and integrity supported by the constant improvement of our
work and the wise allocation of resources will result in satisfied clients
familiescaregivers volunteers and staff
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