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Our Impact

See the video series below of older adults who have come forward to share their stories of overcoming challenges in their lives.

Our Impact

Overcoming Adversity

The West End Seniors’ Network is proud to present Older Adult Stories of Success: Overcoming Adversity in the Vancouver West End. This is a video series of older adults who have come forward to share their stories of overcoming challenges in their lives. These seniors all have a story to tell. Despite the adversity that they have faced, they have all come through stronger and learned a great deal from their experiences.

We would like to thank all of our participants for coming forward and sharing their inspiring experiences with us. We know that it’s not always easy to share deeply personal stories. However, we hope that by telling your stories, you inspire others to come forward with their own, or realize that the hardships they face in life can also be overcome with some support and guidance.

Older Adult Stories of Success

This video series features stories on overcoming the following adversities:

Aging & Physical Changes

5min 36sec

Alcohol Addiction & Recovery

5min 03sec

Overcoming Cancer as a Senior

6min 16sec

Caregiving & Loss

6min 07

Living with Chronic Pain

4min 29sec

Complications of Surgery

4min 34

Double Lung Transplant

6min 22sec

Hip Replacement Surgery

6min 32

Housing

5min 29sec

Immigration & Resettlement

5min 13sec

Isolation & Abuse in a Relationship

4min 18sec

LGBTQ2S Identity & Acceptance

5min 48sec

Mental Health

5min 02sec

Poverty & Shame

6min 20sec

Recreating Your Life

5min 19sec

Retirement & Loss of Identity

4min 56sec

Victim of an Attack

5min 37sec

Funded By:

Thank you to the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and the First Baptist Foundation for their financial support of this project.