Established in 1961, North Shore Volunteers for Seniors (NSVS), is a non-profit society dedicated to promoting the independence and well-being of Seniors on the North Shore. Since its founding, the organization has grown and changed, adapting to different financial and societal conditions, maintaining throughout this time its original mandate.
We believe all seniors can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Our mission is to improve the lives of seniors on the North Shore by providing activity, engagement and socialization through programs and services offered in the accessible, homelike atmosphere of our centre.
NSVS Board Members
Roger Dean Maidment (better known by clients, friends and family as just Dean) is a CA / CPA with over 30 years’ experience in providing accounting, tax and consulting services for corporate, small business and not-for-profit organizations. He has run a public practice, with offices in North Vancouver and Bowen Island, for over 20 years. In addition, he brings with him a wealth of experience contributing as a director on boards for non-profit organizations, including the Bowen Island Library and Island Pacific School, and for the past five years Dean has been serving on the board for Bowen Island’s Caring Circle. (The Caring Circle is a charitable organization established to host programs and services that are working to improve access to health care and resources for the Bowen Island community. For more information, please visit caringcircle.ca.). Dean is familiar with many of the important issues that local non-profit organizations face and looks forward to helping the North Shore Volunteers for Seniors achieve its goals. When not counting beans, Dean loves to sail, train for The Gran Fondo cycling events, and run North Vancouver’s trails. Dean and his wife Mary raised their two sons on Bowen Island and in West Vancouver.
Tammy joined the Board in 2010 and serves as Secretary, recording the minutes for all meetings. As owner operator of HomeCare West, which she established in 2004, Tammy sponsors the Chair Exercise, Nordic Walking and Chair Yoga programs at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors. Homecare West, a two year winner of Best Home Health Care agency on the North Shore, continues to be a valued community partner of NSVS.
Tammy is an avid community supporter of wellness programs and a sponsor for Musical Mornings. She also coordinated volunteers for the 2015 Summer Games held on the North Shore.
Shoko joined the Board in 2009. Since 2000, she has facilitated the Iranian women’s group that meets weekly at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors for socializing and cultural education. In 2015, in recognition of her work advancing multiculturalism in B.C., Shoko was nominated for the Provincial Nesika Award.
Born in Iran, Shoko taught for 30 years at both boy’s and girl’s public high schools prior to the Revolution. For the last 10 years of her job, she was a Principal and School Counsellor. She has a Bachelor of Geography degree from the University of Iran and was also a member of Jungian, the Iranian JUNG Psychology Department.
Shoko lives in Vancouver. She shares many of her Iranian cultural food dishes and traditions with those at the Centre. As well, she is an avid gardener – with her sweet peas being a welcome summer time addition at NSVS.
Trudy is a past Executive Director for North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, and past President for Possibility Thinking Consultants. She developed the BC Centre for Non-Profit Development course and has twenty years of experience in the BC Public Service as a regulator/manager for the Audit Division and Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. Trudy's High ethical standards and integrity, flexibility, fairness, and strong reasoning skills serve her well throughout the years. She is comited to the North Vancouver community serving on the Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society board, and volunteers at the North Shore Neighborhood House.
Wendy has been a resident of the North Shore for 63 years. She and her husband have raised their 2 daughters in North and West Vancouver and now all reside in North Vancouver
Wendy has been a volunteer at The Centre run by North Shore Volunteers for Seniors for 8 years doing Tuesday Lunch and Bridge programs as well as other special events. She is also on the Board of Directors of Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society as well as volunteering at North Shore Neighborhood House for the Vancouver Food Bank and other programs.
Wendy is looking forward to contributing to The Centre in any way she can as a board member.
Vi has been a board member for many different organizations over the years. Spending 4 years as President of the board of the Elizabeth Fry Society, as well as 10 years as Chairman Board and President for an Agency for Sexual Abuse Victims and Domestic Abuse Violence.
She is an active member of a political party and participates in a fun book club. Vi is a patron to the Symphony and attends all opera concerts, frequently visiting the KAY Meek Theater.
Vi is eager to sitting on the board for The Centre and hopes her experience will be of value.
Rosemary has been a volunteer and participant for over nine years at the North Shore Volunteers for Seniors. She has enjoyed the warm, welcoming, and encouraging vibes at The Centre and makes one want to keep returning and be a vital part of the organization.
Rosemary feels there is so much potential for the NSVS and what can be offered in the way of programs, ideas, changes, and growth. To be a part of this vision would be her honour and privilege.