Gerry Gray Place

A safe and supportive environment for older adults to engage and connect with others

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Older adults often suffer from one or all of the following:

  • Social isolation
  • Financial insecurity
  • Technology gaps
  • Accessibility issues
  • Health concerns
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Our drop-in center in Powell River / qathet is a vibrant place where you can meet new friends, find valuable resources, and join in on fun activities that can boost your emotional, mental and physical well-being.

Connection and Well-being

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Socialization

You will be greeted with a warm welcome when you drop by for coffee and a chat.

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Technical Help

If you need help filling out online forms, making phone calls, or using your iPad, we can help.

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Community Services

Every month, we offer opportunities for connection with supportive organizations.

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Access to Resources

We’ll help you access vital resources like provincial and municipal benefits.

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Group Exercise

Join your peers for some light-hearted exercise like chair yoga, fitness classes, and drum circles.

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Weekly Lunches

*Twice per week, we have a themed lunch (like soup day!) and coffee service.

Inclusive and Accessible

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At Gerry Gray Place, we believe that ALL older adults (that’s you!) deserve to feel included and valued, regardless of your background or ability.


It’s why our employees and volunteers help facilitate intergenerational connections and programs just for you.

Our Programs

Better At Home

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Empower your independence


If remaining in your home is important to you, Our Better At Home Program can assist with non-medical, in-home support services like:


  • Light housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Grocery shopping


It is designed to help you maintain your independence and stay connected in the community.

Better At Home is funded by United Way B.C., and services are provided by volunteers, contractors, and inclusion powell river employees.


Some services have a sliding scale fee based on household income.


For more information on fees and eligibility or to complete a required intake form, please contact us.

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Supporting Older Adults through Recreation


If staying engaged is important to you, we offer plenty of activities to move your body, exercise your brain, and keep busy.


You may find yourself in a group exercise class, hopping on a bus for an adventure, or challenging new friends to an exciting game of crazy eights.

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If you’d like to join in the fun, come and visit us at Gerry Gray Place in Powell River / qathet, call us at 604-485-4008, or send an email.

Gerald David Gray

May 16, 1928 - August 28, 2021

Gerry Gray was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and beloved member of the qathet community.


Gerry joined the Royal Canadian Navy right out of school and served during the Korean War. After five years of service, Gerry started working as a journalist at the “Trail Times” in Trail, B.C. He also worked for the “Sun” and the “Province” before moving to Powell River / qathet with his wife, Kathleen, and their four children.


In 1964, Gerry took over the role of editor at the “Powell River News.” After leaving the paper for a new career, he continued as a somewhat controversial contributor.

Outside of his day job, Gerry was instrumental in founding the “Association for Community Living,” now known as inclusion powell river. He acted as President of the association for more than 30 years. He even wrote a book titled “Help Our Children... Don’t Hide Them” during his busy tenure.


From playing Santa Claus at the Cranberry Children’s Center to becoming a Town Council Member and Deputy Mayor, Gerry was very involved in the qathet community.


With all of these things in mind, along with his dedication, compassion and years of service, the center should be named in his honour.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

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Get in touch

Phone / Email

📞604-485-4008

📧ggp@inclusionpr.ca

Address

#106 - 7075 Alberni Street

Powell River, BC

V8A 2C2

Drop-in hours

Monday to Friday

10:00 am to 3:00 pm