Along with the directory of services below, the South Vancouver Seniors Hub Council has prepared a detailed map of South Vancouver resources and a handy Quick Reference Telephone Guide to support South Vancouver Seniors. Click the links below to view the map or the guide:

Click the arrows below the view information about community resources, community centres, and seniors centres in Vancouver.

Community Resources

Website: https://www.assistlist.ca/

AssistList is a charitable organization in British Columbia that promotes public health by empowering our community to buy, sell, or donate health medical equipment.

For more information about AssistList:

Website: http://www.vch.ca/Locations-Services/result?res_id=281

Cambie Older Adult Mental Health offers specialized services for older adults including mental health outreach, assessment and consultation, treatment, case management, and education. They also provide a rehabilitation program offering individual occupational therapy assessments, psychosocial day programming, peer support, and group programs.

For more information about Cambie Older Adult Mental Health:

  • Phone: (604) 873-6733

Website: https://bccrns.ca/bccrnsnetwork/chinese-community-response-network/

The Chinese Community Response Network recently launched in 2019 in Burnaby, BC. It is one of a few of the organizations that are borderless and aims to address the needs of the entire adult Chinese population in Metro Vancouver. 

Form more information about the Chinese Community Response Network:

  • Phone: (604) 254-9626 ext 1005

Website: https://bccrns.ca

The British Columbia Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRN) grew out of the need to create an on-going, permanent provincial funding and support structure for the benefit of vulnerable adults who are experiencing abuse, neglect and self-neglect. The Association provides small project funding, materials, training, support people and maintains a website to assist Community Response Networks in their work. As well, provincial teleconferences are held on a monthly basis with all CRN members and interested parties invited to join the conversation.

At the local level, CRNs facilitate prevention and education activities with local stakeholders toward an end to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults in British Columbia. In liaising at the provincial level through their Regional Mentors and the Executive Director, CRNs assist in identifying common themes, barriers and issues which require work at the regional, provincial and sometimes national level.

For information about the Vancouver Marpole Community Response Network:

Website: https://coscobc.org

Established in 1950, the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization (COSCO) is an umbrella organization made up of many seniors’ organizations and individual associate members. Registered under the Societies Act since 1981, COSCO has grown and now represents approximately 80,000 seniors in British Columbia.

COSCO is run by volunteers, with activities coordinated through an elected Board of Directors. Their mandate is to promote the well-being of seniors and their families, advocating for policies that allow seniors to remain active, independent, and fully engaged in the life of our province. The organization is non-partisan, but politically active, advocating for seniors’ needs no matter who is in power.

Affiliated with the BC Centre for Policy Alternatives, the BC Health Coalition, the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the National Pensioners’ Federation, COSCO directors and members collaborate with others in a common cause.

For information about COSCO, contact Sheila Pither, President:

Website: https://www.happipad.com

Happipad is a social enterprise founded in 2017 by a student-professor team from the University of British Columbia. Our mission is to address housing affordability and social isolation by bringing compatible people together to share homes through companion housing. Happipad operates Canada’s largest companion housing program and is a leader in developing innovations to support and expand companion housing opportunities. SVNH is partnering with Happipad as we believe this model could help our neighbours address some of the housing challenges people in South Vancouver are facing.

For information about Happipad, contact Shelley Jorde:

Website: https://seniorshelpingseniors.ca

The Seniors’ Health & Wellness Institute (COSCO) provides free workshops to seniors’ groups. They currently have more than 40 workshops available for presentation by trained facilitators. Their workshops are developed by consulting with experts in their fields to ensure all information is up-to-date and accurate. These sessions which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.

Where possible, they offer workshops for non-English speaking seniors. Many of our workshop handouts are available in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Punjabi.

For more information about the Health and Wellness Institute, visit their website.

Website: https://www.jfsvancouver.ca/

The Jewish Family Services aim to be a leader in the Jewish and broader communities by transforming lives through quality services and innovative programming which responds to the evolving community needs. They cater towards individuals and families of all ages in supporting them to live healthy and productive lives.

For more information about Jewish Family Services:

  • Phone: (604) 257-5151

Website: https://jsalliance.org/

The Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver is a non-profit volunteer driven organization which aims to inform, support and involve all seniors in a contemporary complex world. The JSA primarily promotes active community and social involvement while responding to concerns with governments, the public, agencies, and funding groups.

For more information about the Jewish Seniors Alliance:

  • Phone: (604) 267-1555

The Living Out and Visibly Engaged (LOVE) CRN was specifically created to reach out and support the needs of LGBTQ2S+ community members across Vancouver Lower Mainland. Inspired by the original LOVE CRN located in central Vancouver Island, LOVE Lower Mainland was established in November 2018 to inspire LGBTQ2S+ youth and seniors to connect and work together to address challenges this population faces with service and support provisions from the health system. Alexandra Neighbourhood House is the host agency.

For information about the LOVE CRN:

Website: https://www.marpolenh.org/

The Marpole Neighbourhood House falls under The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC. Their mission is to offer opportunities while providing a safe space for Marpole community members to strengthen their leadership and build a better neighbourhood. 

For more information about Marpole Neighbourhood House:

  • Phone: (604) 628-5663

Website: https://www.vccsns.org/

The MVCCSN is a cross-cultural seniors and senior-serving organizations in Metro Vancouver. They are committed to the principles of cultural diversity and work to enhance civic participation, engagement, and involvement of cross-cultural seniors.

For more information about the MVCCSN:

Website: www.pics.bc.ca

The Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) is a registered non-profit society which provides various programs and services including employment programs, settlement, language, and housing services to assist new immigrants, seniors, farmworkers and youth. PICS provides housekeeping services in South Vancouver.

For more information about the Progressive Inter-Cultural Community Services:

  • Phone: (604) 596-7217
  • Email: pics@pics.bc.ca
  • Address: Unit #100, 7566 – 120A Street, Surrey

Website: https://www.seniorsservicessociety.ca

The Seniors Services Society (SSS) has over fifty years of experience in providing programs and services for vulnerable older adults. SSS is a non-profit agency located in New Westminster, BC, providing local and provincial programs and services to support vulnerable older adults. SSS carefully curates many valuable resources to assist seniors and their families in finding programs to meet their needs. Contact Seniors Services Society for access to our housing, support, and community education services.

For more information about Seniors Services Society:

Website: www.vch.ca

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) provides health-care services through a network of hospitals, primary care clinics, community health centres and long-term care homes. VCH offers volunteer medical escort programs, home visits for OT, physiotherapy, and case management, grocery shopping, and referrals for subsidized residential care and assisted living. VCH provides support in a variety of languages and can arrange interpretation services as required.

For more information about the South Community Health Centre, contact:

  • Phone: (604) 263-7377 for referrals call Adult/Older Adult Central Intake
  • Address: 6405 Knight Street, Vancouver

Website: https://svcpc.com

The mission of the SVCPC is to improve Community Safety and Reduce Crime through Crime Prevention Education and the Implementation of Crime Prevention Services, Programs and Initiatives. They provide the community with high quality crime prevention programs and services; improve the skills of all volunteers, board and staff members to foster more productive and efficient operations; strengthen SVCPC presence in the community and strengthen partnerships with members of the residential and business community, the Vancouver Police Department and other Service Providers; and maintain the financial viability of the South Vancouver Community Policing Centre.

For information about the SVCPC, contact Beata Fischer, Executive Director:

Website: https://www.southvancouverfamilyplace.org/

The South Vancouver Family Place’s mission is to support families with young children in building healthy relationships and community networks. By providing services and programs in a welcoming, nurturing, and respectful environment, they hope to provide the necessary support for caregivers and families alike.

For more information about South Vancouver Family Place:

  • Phone: (604) 325-5213

Website: www.southvan.org

The South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH) is a community-based organization that focuses on connecting people and strengthening South Vancouver neighbourhoods.

SVNH currently offers a variety of programs and services that support individuals and families such as: transportation, peer support, information and referral, educational workshops, culturally and language specific activities, and food security.

SVNH serves the whole community, while ensuring our services are accessible to residents who experience cultural, language, physical and economic barriers. SVNH serves five geographic areas in Southeast Vancouver: Sunset, Victoria – Fraserview, Killarney, Champlain Heights and the Fraserlands.

For more information about the South Vancouver Neighborhood House, contact Zahra Esmail, Executive Director or Shelley Jorde, Seniors Hub Director at:

Website: http://svnhadc.blogspot.ca

Our Adult Day Programs provide specialized service for frail seniors and adults with physical or cognitive challenges who live independently in the community by themselves or with a caregiver.

Using a person-centered approach to care, we are committed to enriching the lives of our participants and supporting their caregivers. We facilitate medical and therapeutic programming which reflects individual needs, interests and abilities and provides participants with opportunities to connect with others and contribute to our community.

The programs rely on volunteers to help provide quality programming. If you are an interested student or volunteer, please contact us.

Adult Day Centre – Beulah Gardens

This day program assists seniors to live independently and provides respite for caregivers. Participants are provided with transportation, medical supervision, outings, activities, breakfast, lunch, snacks and take-home meals.

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
3355 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: Nominal fee to cover meals, transportation and program costs.​

Contact:
Phone: (604) 255–0413
Fax: (604) 266–0413
Email: minyan.qui@southvan.org

Adult Day Centre – South Vancouver

This day program assists seniors to live independently and provides respite for caregivers. Participants are provided with transportation, medical supervision, outings, activities, breakfast, lunch, snacks and take-home meals.

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
#345-3150 East 54th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: Nominal fee to cover meals, transportation and program costs.

Contact:
Phone: (604) 430–6373
Fax: (604) 430–6374
Email: wayne.yerxa@southvan.org

Other Details:

Participants in this program must be referred by Vancouver Coastal Health.  Please contact:

VCH Central Intake
2110 W 43rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6M 2E1
Phone: (604) 263-7377
Fax: (604) 267-3419

Website: https://www.theseniorshub.org/

The South Vancouver Seniors Network hosts a weekly webinar and information session which enables seniors and caregivers to connect and receive information to manage the impact of COVID-19.
 
The webinars are facilitated by our regular panelists, Andrea Krombein, Seniors Outreach Coordinator at the Marpole Oakridge Family Place and Grace Hann, Trainer and Supervisor of Peer Support Services at Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver, and moderated by Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara.

We invite seniors, caregivers, and others to suggest speakers and/or to offer to present on issues of concern to seniors.

For more information about the South Vancouver Seniors Network or to register for the next webinar, please contact Andrea Krombein:

Website: https://langara.ca/the-hub/community-cupboard.html

With support from the United Way of the Lower Mainland, SVNH is developing a Food Hub and Spoke model to support food access and resiliency across Killarney, Victoria-Fraserview, and Sunset. We are trying to move away from the concept of a food bank and create a “hub” namely a space whereby we can also create community relationships and start working toward developing longer-term food security assets.  

While we strive to create low-barrier food access, we have a registration or sign-up system that enables us to offer food support that is reflective of a household size, culture and dietary needs and ensure we have enough food for those expecting support.

For more information about the SVNH Langara Food Hub, please contact Karen:

Website: www.SeniorsRaisingtheProfile.ca

The Raising the Profile Project (RPP) is an independent special project driven by an Advisory Committee representing non-profits and municipalities across the province. The RPP is identifying the importance of community-based seniors’ services and making recommendations about innovative ways to ensure the long-term capacity of the rising and increasingly complex needs of seniors in British Columbia.

For more information about the RPP Project:

Main VPL Website: https://www.vpl.ca/
General VPL Email: info@vpl.ca

There are 3 VPLs in South Vancouver: the Champlain Heights Branch, the Fraserview Branch, and the South Hill Branch.

VPL – Champlain Heights Branch

VPL – Fraserview Branch

VPL – South Hill Branch

VPL’s Home Delivery Service brings the Library to you. If you are unable to visit your local VPL branch, then the home delivery service provides any circulating materials the library has available to loan, to your home to enjoy. Library materials come in a wide variety of languages and formats and you get to take part in the selection process, deciding on your favourite titles and authors. The Vancouver Public Library subscribes to thousands of online books, audiobooks, magazine and newspaper articles, indexes, and other recreational and research resources and all the libraries in South Vancouver have a Chinese language collection.

For more information about a South Vancouver library, visit the branch website.

Community and Seniors Centres

Website: vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/champlain-heights-community-centre.aspx

The Champlain Heights Community Centre offers numerous programs ranging from Income Tax Workshops to talks with the Collingwood Community Policing Centre. There are also a variety of art & cultural activities available such as the Brown Bag bingo and Yuan Ji Dance.

The Champlain Heights Community Centre regularly collaborates with other organizations from the Seniors Hub. Their primary focus surrounds organizing special events and hosting meetings. We look forward to building and maintaining our collaborative projects that directly benefit South Vancouverite Seniors.

For more information about the Champlain Heights Community Centre, contact:

Website: www.jccgv.com

The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver offers a wide range of workshops such as drawing, painting, bus outings, and monthly music series. The Centre also maintains a variety of language and culturally specific programs such as Jewish Holidays and Hebrew classes.

For more information about the Killarney Community Centre, contact Leah Deslauriers at:

  • Phone: (604) 257-5111 ext 208
  • Email: leah@jccgv.bc.ca
  • Address: 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Website: killarneycentre.ca

The Killarney Community Centre Senior’s Association (KCCSA) is a registered non-profit association. Its purpose is to promote and provide various programs, activities, services and community events for older adults at the Killarney Community Centre. Anyone who holds a Killarney Community Centre membership card and is 55+ years of age can be a member of the Seniors Association.

Killarney Community Centre is located near Kerr St and East 49th Ave – it has activities and services for all ages.  WE offer licensed pre-school and childcare, seniors centre, concessions, billiards area, full sized gymnasium, dance studio, swimming pool with a steam room and whirlpool, ice rink and fitness centre.  Outside, there are tennis courts and a playground at nearby Killarney Park.

The Killarney Community Centre offers a myriad of programs ranging from Tai Chi, monthly multicultural luncheons and art clubs. There are also culturally specific programs available such as the Indo Canadian Men & Women’s group and Mandarin Seniors Speaking Club. The Centre is proud to provide services in a variety of languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, and English.

The Killarney Seniors Centre provides southeast Vancouver’s growing senior population with opportunities for socializing, healthy meals, and physical activity, which play a key role in keeping seniors healthy and independent.

Funding for the $7.5 million centre came from the Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia, and City of Vancouver. The Vancouver Park Board provided the land. The Killarney Community Centre Society has been a key supporter of the project.

The centre officially opened in June 2018.

For more information about the Killarney SeniorsCentre, contact Michelle Stebnicki at:

Website: moberlyartscentre.ca

The Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre offers a variety of art, wellness, and culinary programs including contemporary dance, puppetry, and the onsite Cultural Herb garden. The Centre also offers a Senior Women’s Group that meets every Wednesday evening. The Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre is proud to serve its community in numerous languages including English and Punjabi.

For more information about the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, contact Oliver McTavish-Wisden at:

Website: mysunset.net

The Sunset Community Centre offers a variety of cultural, educational, and wellness programs. Available programs include Grandparenting in the 21st Century workshop, Qi Gong classes, and the Sunbrites Chinese Senior’s Society. The Sunset Community Centre also hosts live music and dance events.

The striking new facility boasts of a full-sized gymnasium, two multipurpose rooms, a fitness centre, an aerobics/dance room, an arts/crafts room, a youth room and two preschools. Previous seniors’ programs have consisted of “Move, Groove, and Improve” which provides participants a chance to engage in physical activities like chair yoga or to attend trips to differing community hubs. 

For more information about the Sunset Community Centre, contact Jukka Vuorma at: