One of the greatest needs of older adults is the challenge of an important personal goal. Such a program, the first of its kind on this continent, could serve that need and others. I think it is within S.F.U.’s capability to mount a diploma program for older adults that in content and methodology would be highly rewarding both for its students and this institution.— Jack Blaney, Dean of Continuing Education, 29 November 1974.
It was with these words that SFU’s pioneering Seniors Program was born.
Incorporating the latest in pedagogical and health theories concerning aging at the time, SFU was the first university in North America to create a series of specially designed courses for seniors at the post-secondary level. Today the Seniors Program at SFU offers intellectually stimulating courses, free forum events, and outreach programs for adults 55 or better at the Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver. Now in its 35th year, the program is recognized as a leader in non-recreational courses.
For more information contact:
SFU Seniors Program (at Harbour Centre)
Visit www.sfu.ca/seniors or
The BC Seniors Living Association provides advocacy, leadership and networking opportunities for
its members. BCSLA members are committed to innovation, resident choice, and excellence in the
seniors living industry.
“To inspire, support and advocate
for members of the senior living industry.”