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Our most recent survey  Oceanside Health and Wellness Network Member Survey conducted in February 2022 identified a number of issues that Network members feel are a priority for the region. Addressing these issues requires our Network partners to collaboratively support actions that focus on shifting the root causes of issues taking an upstream approach that focuses on prevention.

Children, Youth and Families

Since its inception, OHWN has prioritized taking collective action on improving early childhood development outcomes. Using data collected over multiple years to better understand children's development, the Network has partnered with different collaboratives in Oceanside to improve food security, protection from trauma and early childhood stimulation; through a community collaborative project known as the First 2000 Days & Beyond. 

The First 2000 Days initiative focuses on the life of a child from conception to age five and acts as a catalyst for linking, aligning and leveraging efforts in the Early Childhood Development system to enable collective action toward improving Early Childhood Development outcomes. Visit the First 2000 Days & Beyond page to learn more about the project, view shared resources, and data or find out how to get involved.

Seniors Planning

We are a collaboration of service providers and community members from District 69 who were brought together by the Society of Organized Services (SOS) in response to challenges raised at the United Way of the Lower Mainland Seniors Summit in 2017.  The objectives of this summit were to:

  • Raise the profile of the Community Based Seniors Services (CBSS) and,

  • Increase the capacity to deliver health promotion and prevention programming supporting seniors’ independence, resilience and social connectedness.

Research presented confirmed that the great majority of seniors wish to remain in their own home and “age in place”.  The most important programming consideration for all seniors was social connectedness. 

In 2018, SOS hosted a round table of seniors’ service providers, local government representatives and other interested parties.  The Seniors Planning Table was formed as a result of this meeting with the assistance of the Oceanside Health and Wellness Network.

Our Mission

We are a group of community stakeholders who have access to resources and information that will empower the community contained within District 69 and provide access to the needed supports for our older adults to age in place.

Our Vision

We will facilitate “self-care” and “caring for each other” in our communities. We will foster links within the community so as to seek out and assist older adults at risk of seclusion and social isolation.  Through networking and communication opportunities, we will determine the detriments of our aging community and provide information that will help mitigate the effects of these barriers to good health.

Our Values

Treat each other with respect, dignity, and as full members of our community.

Please download and share our communication material with older adults in your community. 

Living Safe and Healthy in the Place of Your Choice

Oceanside Seniors Services

About the Oceanside Seniors Action Group

As OHWN continues to grow and engage with the community, these priorities will be refined and additional priorities may be identified.

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