Feliz Natal for Seniors
Let’s come together to express gratitude and celebrate the wonderful moments shared with the seniors community throughout the year. This special evening is a moment of appreciation for the joy and connection we’ve cultivated together.
Date and Time: December 15, 2023, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: #406-68 Water Street, Vancouver
Cost: Tickets are free
Moves for Mind and Mood
Moves for Mind and Mood offers seniors a gentle program using the following static and dynamic mindfulness practices:
Circle of Friends for Women Over 55+
Join the upcoming in-person Circle of Friends meetings at the J! The meetings start with time for introducing each other and getting to know more about each other. Then the group will have coffee time, a thought-provoking discussion, and a viewing of the TED talk by Susan Pinker "The secret to living longer may be your social life."
For more information, contact Alina Stadnyk (Interim Program Coordinator) by email: email@example.com or phone: 604-638-7283. Please confirm your attendance in advance.
Circle of Friends Brunch
Elder Care Ambulatory Services
Geriatric Mental Health Care Services:
St. Paul's Hospital - 604-806-9827
Mount St. Joseph Hospital - 604-877-8371
Seniors Transportation Shuttle
Shuttle Service for South Vancouver Seniors:
Office location: 6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Jeannie Furmanek by phone: 604-324-6212 Ext. 141 or
Seniors Outreach Strategy (SOS)
Volunteer-based organization for Seniors 55+, services include:
Carolyn Wong - Seniors Program Lead
SUCCESS Multi-Level Care Society
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society offers five programs in Vancouver and Richmond as well as partners with community organizations to offer Chinese Meals on Wheels services in Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby.
The program offers culturally competent services for elderly Chinese speakers. Available service languages are English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Adult day programs:
QMUNITY Seniors and Older Adults Services
Services for LGBTQ2SAI+ Adults age 55 and over:
Phone: 604-684-5307 Ext. 110
Frog Hollow - Kin Hon Seniors Group
Cantonese and Mandarin Senior Group Activities:
A lively group of seniors who speak Cantonese and Mandarin meets every Monday. Group activities include tea/coffee and conversation, bingo, arts & crafts, dancing, and other activities. Drop-ins are always welcome.
Location: 2131 Renfrew St., Vancouver
South Van Seniors Hub
The South Vancouver Seniors Hub provides programs and services that are accessible, inclusive, and senior-driven. Its aim is to support active participation in the community, promote independence, and reduce senior isolation.
Programs and Services include:
Michelle: 604-324-6212 Ext. 158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank: 604-324-6212 Ext. 112
Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver (JSA)
Support for Jewish and non-Jewish Seniors:
949 West 49th Avenue
Mount Pleasant Seniors and Older Adults
Provides seniors and older adults aged 55 and up with a variety of services:
800 East Broadway
South Granville Seniors Information and Referral Program
1420 West 12th Avenue
411 Seniors Information and Referral Services
Services offered to seniors aged 55 and over include assistance with filling out paperwork and information about senior income and other benefits (OAP, GIS, bus passes, SAFER) provided by trained volunteers.
Location: 3502 Fraser St., Vancouver
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00pm
Community Centre Activities
Community Centres around Vancouver offer a variety of free drop-in, pre-registration, and low-cost activities for seniors. Below is a non-exhaustive list of activities available.
West End Seniors' Network
Kay’s Place offers a safe space where all older adults are welcome. Services include:
WESN and Gordon Neighbourhood House also provide virtual programming for older adults, which are hosted on Zoom.
Drop-in hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Location: 118 - 1030 Denman Street, Vancouver
Contact for more information:
Neighbourhood Helpers Project - Downtown Eastside
Provides outreach programs for persons living with disabilities who are 50 years of age or older and reside in the Downtown Eastside:
Carries out community development initiatives with the goal of enhancing the standard of living for people staying in hotels in the Downtown Eastside or renting single rooms, with a focus on creating social networks for elderly adults:
Location: 509 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
To get involved, contact Oyindamola at email@example.com
General phone number: 604-254-2194
Seniors First BC
Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, legal advocacy, assistance, support, and referrals to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being, as well as those who care for them. Funded by the British Columbian government, the Law Foundation of BC, and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
Location: 502-1281 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Arthritis and Wellness Workshops
Various Vancouver Public Library branches offer workshops centered around arthritis and physical wellness. These free workshops are designed for seniors dealing with arthritic pain.
Arthritis and Exercise:
Arthritis and Nutrition:
Arthritis and Nutritional Supplements:
Community Dance Activities
Vancouver's network of community centres provide weekly opportunities for seniors to participate in various dance classes. Individuals can explore, create, and perform dance with other members of their community.
Benefits of Dance:
Current Dance Groups:
1. Collaborative Creative Dance for Older Adults:
2. The Moberly Cultural Senior Dancers:
3. Vancouver Downtown Eastside Elder Dancers:
Everyone Legal Clinic - Low-Cost Legal Services
Alzheimer Society of B.C. - Minds in Motion
Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and a friend, family member or care partner.
Safe Seniors, Strong Communities
Safe Seniors, Strong Communities is a partnership between United Way’s Better at Home program, bc211, and the BC Government through the Ministry of Health. It is a program that provides information and referrals regarding community, government, and social services in BC.
Board Game Events for Seniors
Community Centres around Vancouver offer drop-in board game events for all interested seniors in the community. Some events feature a set game each week, while others have a rotating game schedule.
Free games events include:
Social Tuesdays at Trout Lake
Are you looking to get out of the house and socialize with others? Join us on Tuesdays at the Trout Lake Community Centre for activities, snacks, and conversation. Enjoy a new topic/theme each week.
Crisis Lines and Other Care Resources
Fraser Health Senior Services
Fraser Home Health Service Line:
Open 7 days a week, 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fraser Health Crisis Line:
Peer Support Beyond Vancouver
Seniors Peer Counselling of BC
COVID-19: BC Expands 211 Hotline to Pair Seniors with Volunteers
You can now call 2-1-1 or visit www.bc211.ca if you are a senior in need, or if you would like to volunteer with a senior in your community to check in on them or help pick-up groceries/prescriptions. The helpline takes calls 7 days/week, 24 hours/day, to help keep seniors safe.
To read more on what extra measures the BC Government is doing to help seniors and bolster seniors’ supports at community service agencies in the province click here.
Seniors Distress Line 24/7 - Crisis Centre
Professionally trained volunteers can provide free, confidential, non-judgmental, emotional support if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: (604) 872-1234, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: (604) 872-1234, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Older Adult Mental Health Program
Phone: (604) 709-6785, available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Offers specialized services for older adults including mental health outreach, assessment and consultation, treatment, case management, and education.
- Also provides a rehabilitation program offering individual occupational therapy assessments, psychosocial day program, peer support, and group programs.
Kitsilano: Better at Home
Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes, and remain connected to their communities. The Government of British Columbia funds the program, while the United Way of the Lower Mainland manages it.
Margarita, Better at Home Coordinator:
Margaritac@kitshouse.org , 604-736-3588 ext. 131
Sandra, Better at Home Seniors Program Assistant:
firstname.lastname@example.org , 604-736-3588 ext. 132
Information & Referral Volunteers:
email@example.com, 604.736.3588 ext. 604
Other Resources for Seniors:
South Vancouver - Basic Computer Training
Wednesdays at 9:30am to 11:30am
Wednesdays at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Fridays at 9:30am to 11:30am
Fridays at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House - Meeting Room
$10.00/course, SVNH membership required [which costs $4 for. a year]
Kwangyoung, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer and Technology Training - Vancouver Public Library
Various Vancouver Public Library branches offer free computer and technology workshops and one-on-one assistance for seniors around Vancouver. Visit the website for more details and dates.
Available services include: