HKIN 162 + GLBS 200: Kindness Cards

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

Term: Fall 2020
Departments: School of Human Kinetics, School of Global Stewardship
Courses: Contemporary Health Issues (HKIN 162), Global Stewardship Seminar III: Preparing for Group NFP Volunteering (GLBS 200)
Instructors: Kyle Guay, Bridget McClarty
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.

GLBS student(s) will develop and test an outreach strategy to raise awareness about the Kindness Cards initiative and increase participation in the community.

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.