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Provides homes for low-income older people living in Vancouver
411 Seniors Centre is dedicated to the well-being of those aged 55 and older. It is a community hub where people meet, socialize, organize around issues important to seniors.
From wheelchairs and mobility scooters, to lift chairs and homecare products, Advanced Mobility strives to help everyone get around as they wish. Locations across BC.
A list of resources to make communities age-friendly
Provides technology, resources, advocacy, research and other tools that enable members to alleviate the consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, promotes research, and leads the search for a cure
If you have questions about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, call the Dementia Helpline for information and support anytime Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m at 1-800-936-6033 (Toll Free).
Arthritis Answers Line
The Arthritis Answers Line provides answers to your questions about arthritis.
Phone (Toll Free): 1-800-321-1433
Phone (Metro Vancouver): 604-875-5051
Phone (interpreter services, Toll Free): 1-877-228-2557
Phone (interpreter services, Greater Vancouver): 604-675-4099
The ArthritisBC+Me portal is designed to help BC patients learn about the arthritis programs and resources best suited to their needs in the province and make connections with others in the BC arthritis community
Develops and disseminates information and education to improve quality of life for people living with arthritis, and invests in scientific discovery as Canada’s largest source of charitable research funding in arthritis
This program, which is managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, provides non-medical home support services for seniors in many communities throughout the province
BCCPA members support more than 16,000 seniors annually in the long-term care and assisted living setting, and over 11,000 each year through home care & home support services
The BC Seniors Games Society is the owner, governing body & main funding partner for the annual 55+ BC Games
Cozy care homes and adult day programs throughout Victoria
Works to enhance seniors’ mental health, offering an abundance of information and tools
Provides support to low income seniors and adults with a disability living independently in the City of Victoria (with the exception of James Bay), who have little or no support from family or friends
Programs and services are offered to members and non-members alike. These services assist with everything from filling out forms to snow removal.
Provides free training to seniors and people with disabilities who wish to use regular transit service
Prince George: 250-562-1394
Provides services to seniors in the West Point Grey area of Vancouver. Crossreach operates an adult day centre which provides a safe setting, social interaction and other programs for seniors. Crossreach also provides respite for caregivers.
Provides isolated deaf and hard of hearing seniors in the Lower Mainland with outreach services at home
Designated parking helps people with disabilities to have access to buildings and services in the community
Information to help senior drivers and those who support them assess driving skills, learn about changing abilities and, if needed, modify driving habits
Offers assisted personal transportation, home support, and companionship to seniors and persons with special needs, also providing an opportunity for caregiver respite
A free dog care program for older dogs or dogs with older owners
Elder Helpers is a web-based service which matches volunteers with seniors in need of help in their communities
By exercising, seniors can improve their balance and strength, so they can stand tall and feel more confident when walking. Read on to find 14 exercises seniors can do to improve their balance.
A list of resources and tools to help seniors live independent lives and prevent falls
Grandparents and other relatives raising a family member’s child can get information and advice from the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 2pm.
604-558-4740 (Greater Vancouver)
1-855-474-9777 (Toll Free)
Helps communities in BC support aging populations by developing and implementing policies and plans, undertaking projects that enable seniors to age in place, and facilitating the creation of age-friendly communities
HandyDART is a door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance.
Health and Home Care's programs focus on supporting seniors, caregivers, and other people at risk of isolation, and include meals on wheels, community integration, and respite services
A regional travel assistance program that offers subsidized transportation options to help defray costs for rural residents who must travel to obtain non-emergency, physician-referred medical care outside their home communities
Information, tips, and recipes to encourage healthy eating among seniors
Home and Community Care Options
Descriptions of and links to detailed information about publicly subsidized home and community care services offered through BC’s health authorities
Fraser Health offers short-and long-term health care services at home. Short-term support helps you recover from a hospital procedure or condition. Long-term programs provide ongoing care that will give you the independence you need to remain at home comfortably.
Fraser Health also connects clients to palliative care services at home, and assesses them for subsidized long-term care, assisted living, and respite services for caregivers.
This grant reduces the amount of property taxes seniors pay each year on their principal residence
A refundable personal income tax credit to assist with the cost of permanent home modifications that improve accessibility or help a senior be more functional or mobile at home
Tips for seniors to keep their skills sharp and info on what to do should they choose to leave the driving to others
Tips for senior to combat loneliness
A fitness and social program for people living with any form of early stage dementia along with a family member, friend or other care partner. Gentle exercises are followed by social activities designed to be enjoyed in pairs.
A guide on identifying neglect and abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in BC, and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues
A monthly payment you can get if you are 65 and older. You may also be eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
This program provides the skills training and employment supports needed for people who are 55 years of age or older to overcome barriers and achieve sustainable employment
A podcast by seniors, for seniors. Listen, get involved, and share you perspective.
Provides in-home care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence
A free online tool that helps connect seniors and their family members with the services offered by BC’s leading operators of independent living, assisted living, long-term care, and home health care
An online resource for older adults in BC to find information on planning and living healthy lives as they age. Valuable information for family members and caregivers too.
Works to prevent elder abuse across the entire province as well as information, assistance and support on issues that impact the health and well-being of an older adult
Seniors Abuse & Information Line: Tel: 604-437-1940 Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940 TTY: 604-428-3359
Seniors Legal Assistance: 604-336-5653
A non-profit agency located in New Westminster, which provides local and provincial programs and services to support vulnerable older adults to live as independently as possible
Fills a gap in housing for seniors (60+) by providing a furnished apartment in conjunction with tailored outreach services for homeless or at-risk seniors
Lower income seniors renting in the private market may be eligible for a rent supplement through SAFER. This program provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes.
Promotes independence and quality of life through a broad range of services, including personal care, meal planning, respite, transportation, and more
An overview of subsidized care options in BC
Within handyDART service, there is a supplementary Taxi Saver program. The Taxi Saver Program offers another transportation option, in Greater Victoria, when handyDART cannot accommodate a customer’s travel request
Within handyDART service, there is a supplementary Taxi Saver program. The Taxi Saver Program offers another transportation option, in Metro Vancouver, when handyDART cannot accommodate a customer’s travel request.
TransLink's public transportation transit fleet is fully accessible to people with different types of mobility, enabling everyone to travel by bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express. Our fleet of vehicles has low floors with ramps and high floors with lifts, and all SkyTrain stations have elevators.
Provides innovative opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities to enable independence and participation in the community
A non-profit organization aiming to create and strengthen intergenerational relationships and enriching the lives of seniors, children, and families
WESN serves adults aged 55+ who live in Vancouver's West End. Their mandate is to improve quality of life for seniors through social, educational, and recreational programs and services that foster connection and inclusion in the broader community.
Provides community building programs and tenant support services for 133 vulnerable seniors and veterans living in the Downtown Eastside at the Veterans Manor
Supports low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside