Seniors

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Seniors

127 Society for Housing

Provides homes for low-income older people living in Vancouver

411 Seniors Centre

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.

Advanced Mobility 

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.

Age-Friendly BC

A list of resources to make communities age-friendly

Alzheimer Society of BC

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

ArthritisBC+ME

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

Arthritis Society

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

Better At Home

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

BC Care Providers Association

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

 

BC Senior Games Society

The BC Seniors Games Society is the owner, governing body & main funding partner for the annual 55+ BC Games

Broadmead Care

Cozy care homes and adult day programs throughout Victoria

 

Canadian Coalition For Seniors' Mental Health

Works to enhance seniors’ mental health, offering an abundance of information and tools

Capital City Volunteers

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

Chilliwack and District Seniors' Resources Centre

Programs and services are offered to members and non-members alike. These services assist with everything from filling out forms to snow removal.

Community Travel Training Program

Provides free training to seniors and people with disabilities who wish to use regular transit service

  • Kelowna: 250-979-1312

  • Prince George: 250-562-1394

  • Victoria: 250-384-7723

Crossreach Seniors

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.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors Outreach

Provides isolated deaf and hard of hearing seniors in the Lower Mainland with outreach services at home

Disability Parking Permits 

Designated parking helps people with disabilities to have access to buildings and services in the community

Driving: Seniors' Toolkit

Information to help senior drivers and those who support them assess driving skills, learn about changing abilities and, if needed, modify driving habits

Driving Miss Daisy

Offers assisted personal transportation, home support, and companionship to seniors and persons with special needs, also providing an opportunity for caregiver respite

ElderDog

A free dog care program for older dogs or dogs with older owners

 

Elder Helpers

Elder Helpers is a web-based service which matches volunteers with seniors in need of help in their communities

Exercises for Seniors to Improve Strength and Balance

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.

 Fall Prevention Resources 

A list of resources and tools to help seniors live independent lives and prevent falls

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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)

Grants for Age-friendly Community Planning and Projects

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

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 Society of BC

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

Health Connections

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

Healthy Eating for Seniors

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

Home Health Care

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.

Home Owner Grant for Seniors

This grant reduces the amount of property taxes seniors pay each year on their principal residence

Home Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

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

ICBC Tips for Senior Drivers

Tips for seniors to keep their skills sharp and info on what to do should they choose to leave the driving to others

Loneliness and Seniors

Tips for senior to combat loneliness

Minds in Motion

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.

Nursing Home Abuse Centre

A guide on identifying neglect and abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Office of the Seniors Advocate

Monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in BC, and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues

Old Age Security Pension

A monthly payment you can get if you are 65 and older. You may also be eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Older Workers Program

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

Powered by Age Podcast

A podcast by seniors, for seniors. Listen, get involved, and share you perspective.

 

Right at Home

Provides in-home care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence

 

Route 65

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

 

Seniors BC

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. 

Seniors First BC

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

Seniors Housing Directory of BC

The Seniors Housing Directory of BC can help with your housing search by generating a list of seniors housing buildings based on two criteria that you select: area and type of housing

Seniors in Canada

Resources for seniors from the federal government

Seniors on the Move

Transit training and more for seniors

Seniors Service Society of BC

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

Seniors Temporary Housing Program

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

 

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters Program

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.

Sources Cornerstone Care

Promotes independence and quality of life through a broad range of services, including personal care, meal planning, respite, transportation, and more

Subsidized Care Options and Costs

An overview of subsidized care options in BC

 

TaxiSaver Greater Victoria

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

TaxiSaver Metro Vancouver

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

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.

Vancouver Resources Society

Provides innovative opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities to enable independence and participation in the community

Volunteer Grandparents 

A non-profit organization aiming to create and strengthen intergenerational relationships and enriching the lives of seniors, children, and families

West End Seniors' Network

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.

Whole Way House

Provides community building programs and tenant support services for 133 vulnerable seniors and veterans living in the Downtown Eastside at the Veterans Manor

Yarrow Intergenerational Society

Supports low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside

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