Vancouver Seniors' Resources
A place where seniors can connect, learn, and participate in fun and educational activities
Technology, tools, and equipment to increase well-being for seniors
Get answers to your questions about arthritis by phoning 604-875-5051
Supports the elders, homeless, and vulnerable in the community
Represents independent living and private pay assisted living long-term care and home health services
Advocates, educates, mediates, and celebrates retirement communities and their residents
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
A community of active seniors who like to meet, talk, play, exercise, learn, eat, volunteer or just hang out in a beautiful setting
Programs include Meals on Wheels, family respite, and community integration
A free physical activity program for older adults, offered online, in-person, and over the phone
Provides adult day programs, including pickup and drop-off
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
Daily social events, activities, and information sessions for seniors living in low-income situations
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
Offers free legal services to eligible older adults residing in British Columbia on a wide range of legal matters
A campus of care community which provides independent housing, assisted living and residential care, allowing elders the opportunity to age in place
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
Provides peer support services, advocacy for seniors, education, and outreach
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Monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in BC, and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues
Provides skills training and employment supports needed for people who are 55 years of age or older to overcome barriers and achieve sustainable employment
Work with parents, grandparents, and kinship caregivers to provide free emotional, educational, legal, & child-minding support
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
Provides Chinese language information to seniors
Provides info, legal advocacy, support, and referrals to older adults, as well as concerned third parties. Services are provided through the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL), Victim Services Program, Legal Advocacy Program, Elder Law Clinic, Advance Planning Clinics, and Public Education and Outreach Program. Language interpretation is available.
Seniors Abuse & Information Line: Tel: 604-437-1940 Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
Meals, temporary housing, or social outings for a homeless, low-income, or isolated senior.
A community hub for seniors, offering a range of activities and programs
Operates a range of seniors housing communities
Addresses the social, recreational, nutritional and informational needs of low-income seniors in Downtown Vancouver
Aims 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 to low-income seniors, veterans, families and vulnerable residents to build healthy community in non-profit housing
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.
Look at the funding page for opportunities to receive financial support
Can seniors get help with household tasks like cleaning and cooking?
Yes. The Better At Home Program provides support to help seniors with household tasks, as well as certain activities out in the community. It does not provide more in-depth support like medical care.
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.