About The Elder Friendly Community Network


 

EFCN is not a special interest or advocacy organization. All viewpoints are welcome and every member is respected.

Our primary goal is to increase community participation with seniors.

We’re proud of the fact that representatives from diverse organizations now connect formally and informally with each other because of coming together within the EFCN. Our common goal is to continue to enhance Greater Victoria’s elder community. While the EFCN organization does not itself directly represent seniors, it is a forum where members share resources and information in order to support and affect positive changes in the lives of elders.

How Do We Accomplish Our Goal?

We accomplish this through monthly meetings where we share, network and learn from informative presentations about challenges facing seniors, available services and resources and social trends.

What Do Presentations Look Like?

Presentations are relevant, timely topical. EFCN meetings are not a venue to sell but rather to provide education, information, develop partnerships and increase the competency of EFCN participants to ultimately benefit the elders they serve.

The EFCN does not endorse specific products or services. However, we do provide a venue for displaying member’s products, services and upcoming events at an information table. The meeting Master of Ceremonies also makes announcements on behalf of the members as time allows.

Elder Friendly Community Network Members

EFCN is the elder service professional and social hub in Greater Victoria. For the past twelve years, we’ve built an elder friendly community through a network of well-informed people who serve seniors.

We strive for a balance of business, non-profit, academic and political membership as a reflection of our belief that every community sector is required in order for our group to be fully informed of available senior services and initiatives.

Planning Committee

The EFCN Planning Committee is made up of volunteers who manage EFCN’s administrative details. The Committee directs, monitors and evaluates EFCN initiatives and establishes short and long term direction, strategic plans and ongoing viability. Ideas and feedback from EFCN members and guests are welcome.

Planning Committee Contacts

Chair Val Seefeldt email
Secretary Ann Jacob email
Treasurer Stan Tomandl email
Programming Linda Ryder email
Communications Mathieu Powell email
Ambassador Chuck Palmer email
Ambassador Janet Power email
Ambassador Peggy Hancyk email

We welcome members and guests to contact us with their comments and suggestions. You can also find us and join conversations on Facebook and Linkedin.