Silver Threads Service is a longstanding non-profit organization with a sterling reputation. Since we opened our doors in 1956, our services, programs and community partnerships have evolved to meet the changing needs of an ever-growing population of older seniors.
Our programs and services address the social, health, activity, intellectual, and information needs of seniors and provide essential connections. These include:
- Connections to legal, housing, tax, care-giving, health, information/referral, and personal care services
- Connections to resources for “Aging in Place”
- Connections to social activities
- Connections to physical, fun, intellectual, and learning activities
- Connections to health services (on site and in the community)
- Connections to employment or volunteering opportunities
- Connections to online resources
The majority of our clientele are seniors, but our doors are open to everyone. We also serve the community at large – individuals who call or stop by our activity centres for information and referrals. These include caregivers of seniors, family members of seniors, and other seniors in general who are not registered in any of our programs.
We work with government, business and individuals to ensure a higher quality of life is achieved by promoting a senior-friendly environment on a day-to-day basis.
Silver Threads Service is a not-for-profit society that provides opportunities for seniors to participate in interactive programs and services that build social connections, including the health and well-being of those at risk.
Seniors in Greater Victoria are socially connected to their community and to each other through Silver Threads and partners of Silver Threads.
These are the guiding principles and foundation on which we deliver our mission and attain our vision:
Excellence ~ We believe in offering high quality programs and services that respond to the changing and diverse needs of our community.
Age-Friendly Communities ~ We believe in providing a safe and welcoming environment in our facilities, programs, and services that connect seniors to the community.
Integrity ~ We believe in demonstrating organizational accountability and transparency.
Respect ~ We believe in showing respect for our clients, our coworkers, and our community, and in demonstrating compassion within a non-judgmental, trusting environment.
Financial Sustainability ~ We believe in securing diverse sources of revenue to ensure organizational resilience, and in developing self-generated revenue, and effective and efficient operations.
Partnerships / Collaboration ~ We believe in mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations to serve our clients’ needs.
Healthy Active Aging ~ We believe in supporting seniors in their quest for healthy active aging.
Please click here to watch United Way’s ‘On the Go Again’ video, which features the benefits of one of the many supports we offer to seniors.