Seniors

             Resources for older adults

Resources

411 Seniors Centre

A place where seniors can connect, learn, and participate in fun and educational activities

Asian Canadian Benevolent Association for the Elderly

Supports the elders, homeless, and vulnerable in the community

BC Care Providers Association

Represents independent living and private pay assisted living long-term care and home health services

 

BC Seniors Living Association

Advocates, educates, mediates, and celebrates retirement communities and their residents

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

Brock House

A community of active seniors who like to meet, talk, play, exercise, learn, eat, volunteer or just hang out in a beautiful setting

Care BC

Programs include Meals on Wheels, family respite, and community integration

Choose to Move

A free physical activity program for older adults, offered online, in-person, and over the phone

Crossreach

Provides adult day programs, including pickup and drop-off 

Diamond Geriatrics

Provides housing consultations, care management, health care navigation and advocacy, and counselling

Disability Parking Permits 

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

Downtown Eastside Seniors Centre

Daily social events, activities, and information sessions for seniors living in low-income situations

 

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 Law Clinic

Offers free legal services to eligible older adults residing in British Columbia on a wide range of legal matters

Haro Park Centre

A campus of care community which provides independent housing, assisted living and residential care, allowing elders the opportunity to age in place

Help Lines

The Kinship Care Lines offers support to seniors raising grandchildren, while the Seniors' Distress Line provides guidance to seniors in distress

  • Kinship Care Line 604-558-4740

  • Seniors' Abuse and Information Line 604-437-1940

  • Seniors’ Distress Line 604-872-1234

Jewish Seniors Alliance

Provides peer support services, advocacy for seniors, education, and outreach

Lower Mainland Adult Day Centre Members

Find adult day programs in your community

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

Parent Support Services

Work with parents, grandparents, and kinship caregivers to provide free emotional, educational, legal, & child-minding support

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

 

Senior Chinese Society of Vancouver

Provides Chinese language information to seniors

Seniors First BC Legal Services

Provides legal services to people age 55 and over, who are not able to access legal help elsewhere due to low income or other barriers

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 Services Society of BC

Meals, temporary housing, or social outings for a homeless, low-income, or isolated senior.

 

South Granville Seniors Centre

A community hub for seniors, offering a range of activities and programs

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. For Seniors

Operates a range of seniors housing communities

 

Vancouver Second Mile Society

Addresses the social, recreational, nutritional and informational needs of low-income seniors in Downtown Vancouver

Volunteer Grandparents 

Aims 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 to low-income seniors, veterans, families and vulnerable residents to build healthy community in non-profit housing

Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can seniors turn to if they need help with an issue?

  • There are many advocacy services free of charge to seniors, helping with a range of issues. One of the best tools to find help nearby is PovNet's Find An Advocate search.

  • Your MLA and MP's offices can help you

  • Look at the funding page for opportunities to receive financial support

 

Is there an age limit for driving?

  • No. But when you turn 80 you must have a medical examination report completed by a physician and reapply for a license every two years. Learn more about the process.