HKIN 162: Kindness Cards

Kindness cards created by CapU student Katie Shard

How might we foster connection with older adults in times of physical distancing?

Term: Spring 2021
Departments: School of Human Kinetics
Courses: Contemporary Health Issues (HKIN 162)
Instructors: Kyle Guay
Staff contact: Annwen Loverin (Silver Harbour Centre), Heather Evans (City of North Vancouver)

HKIN students will participate in the Kindness Cards initiative using the provided template or creating their own. They will then complete a personal reflection about their experience participating in the initiative and ideas on how they would make the initiative more engaging for other potential participants.

Continuation of collaboration from Fall 2020.

City Strategy and Goal Area:

  • Official Community Plan 2014
    • Goal 3.5: Support the independence and well-being of older City residents.
      • Objective 3.5.4 Support those programs and initiatives that work towards addressing social isolation, mental illness and addictions that can have a disproportionate impact on seniors.
  • Council Strategic Plan 2018
    • A City for People is welcoming, inclusive, safe, accessible and supports the health and well-being of all.