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Walk of Ages: A Successful Step for Seniors!


We’re delighted to share the success of the inaugural Walk of Ages, held on June 9, 2024. Organized by the Seniors Services Society of BC, this event was a meaningful gathering focused on raising awareness and funds for seniors facing challenges such as poverty, homelessness, elder abuse, and isolation.

Walking Together for a Cause

Participants gathered at the scenic New Westminster Quay, creating a vibrant and unified front to support our seniors. Walkers of all ages came together, each step symbolizing a commitment to making a difference in the lives of elderly community members.

The event saw enthusiastic participation from Acsenda School of Management students, who volunteered their time to assist in various roles, from setup to guiding participants. Their involvement was key to the event’s smooth operation, and their efforts were both appreciated and inspiring.

Support Along the Way

Rest stops, hosted by the New Westminster Community Response Network (CRN), Bria Communities, and BC Housing, provided refreshing breaks for the walkers. These stops were more than just places to rest—they were hubs of encouragement where participants could hydrate, recharge, and receive support from volunteers.

A Community Feast

After the walk, everyone was treated to a delicious continental breakfast served by the New Westminster Legion Branch #2. It was a chance for participants and volunteers to relax, share their experiences, and enjoy a meal together. This communal breakfast added a sense of celebration to the morning’s efforts.

Learning and Fun

The Fraser River Discovery Centre contributed to the event’s success by organizing engaging activities for attendees. These activities provided a blend of fun and education, enriching the experience for participants of all ages. They offered a perfect opportunity for everyone to learn more about the local environment while enjoying themselves.

Gratitude and Acknowledgments

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Mercedes Wong, Alison Silgardo, and Paul Campbell for inviting Acsenda students to participate. Your support was crucial in making this event a success.

Join Us Next Time

Volunteering at events like the Walk of Ages is a wonderful way to give back to the community while gaining valuable experience. For students, it’s an opportunity to develop important skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. We encourage all Acsenda students to get involved in future events to make a positive impact and build connections.

To stay informed about upcoming volunteering opportunities and to learn more about the Seniors Services Society of BC, please visit Seniors Services Society of BC.

Supporting Adults 60+ in the Lower Mainland
Senior Services Society provides local and provincial programs and services to support vulnerable older adults in BC to live as independently as possible.

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💬 Share Your Experience

If you participated or volunteered, we’d love to hear about your experience. Share your story with us to inspire others and help build a stronger, more connected community.


Together, we walked to support our seniors and made significant strides towards a more compassionate future. Let’s continue to work together, one step at a time.

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