Seniors Services Society seeks board members

The Seniors Services Society is on the hunt for board members to help it assist seniors throughout Metro Vancouver.

The upcoming term will begin on July 1, 2017 and last for two years. Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m.

“This enables most of those people who work to attend the board meetings, which usually run about 90 minutes,” said a notice from the nominating committee. “We ask that each board member become involved in one committee of the board and the time commitment for those committees will vary.”

Based in New Westminster, the Seniors Services Society provides support services and volunteer opportunities in New Westminster and housing services and community education in Metro Vancouver. Its support services, which aim to help seniors live independently, including Meals on Wheels, Better at Home services such as medical transportation, light housekeeping, friendly phone calls and grocery shopping, and Out and About trips including a dining club and lunch brunch. The society also provides information and referrals, assistance filling out forms and an annual income tax clinic.

Board members will support the society’s work and provide leadership and strategic governance.  Some of the directors’ responsibilities include: developing and monitoring the society’s policy; planning for the society’s future; ensuring the organization complies with the laws governing the society; appointing chairpersons of committees; ensuring the proper functioning of committees; evaluating the executive director annually; evaluating the success of the society’s programs and the performance of the committees; and participating in any committees or task forces when required.

The Seniors Services Society’s vision is to have a community where seniors live with dignity in a safe, comfortable and healthy home. Anyone wishing to become a director must become a society member, which is a $12 annual membership. If you’re interested in serving as a board director, contact the Seniors Services Society at 604-520-6621 by April 14.

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