RESOURCES

Seniors Services

Vancouver Coastal Health

http://www.vch.ca/seniors/

This site describes the health services that are offered in the parts of Greater Vancouver governed under the Vancouver Coastal Health jurisdiction.

Central intake phone numbers:

Vancouver 604-263-7377
Richmond 604-278-3361
West and North Vancouver 604-983-6700

Fraser Health

http://www.fraserhealth.ca/your_health/seniors/

This site describes the health services that are offered in the parts of Greater Vancouver governed under the Fraser Health jurisdiction.

Phone number:  1-855-412-2121

Home and Community Care Provincial Caregiver Support Groups from Healthlink BC

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/find/?q=caregiver+support&pc=&x=0&y=0

This website has a search function which provides detailed information about how, and where, to find health services in B.C. for both seniors and others who may need it.

Ministry of Health for Seniors

www.seniorsbc.ca

This website provides information on provincial and municipal resources for caregiving, caregiver planning, and health.

The Office of the Assisted Living Registrar

http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/assisted/index.html

All public and private assisted living residences are required to be registered with the Office of the Assisted Living Registrar.  This site provides information about the role of the Assisted Living Registrar and advises how one can submit a complaint about an assisted living residence.

 

Everyday Living

HandyDART

http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Guide/Accessible-Transit/HandyDART.aspx

HandyDART is a shared custom transit service designed for passengers with cognitive or physical limitations who cannot use public transportation without assistance.

Lifeline

Lifeline is a personal alert system through which the senior wears a pendant or bracelet which has a button that can be pushed if the senior is in need of help.

www.lifeline.ca

Meals on Wheels Programs in BC

http://www.seniorsservicessociety.ca/smow.htm

https://www.carebc.ca/meals-on-wheels.html

This is a comprehensive list of Meals on Wheels Programs in various regions, and information about the program for Vancouver.

Better at Home

http://betterathome.ca/

A program which helps seniors complete day-today activities to help seniors stay living independently.

 

Health Resources

HealthLink BC

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=83B64E7B15B94A439137808C44E62273&title=HealthLink%20BC

A confidential health information, advice and health navigation system available by telephone (8-1-1) or online.

BC Health Guide

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

This site provides a variety of information related to health and wellness, categorized into different user groups, one of which is Seniors’ Health.

 

Associations

Canadian Association of Retired Persons

http://www.carp.ca/

This is an association of people above age 50. CARP’s mandate is to effectively promote the rights and quality of life of mature Canadians. Membership benefits include access to resources and information on topics concerning senior living and discount savings on merchandise. In addition, CARP advocates on a number of senior living issues.

 

General Interest

Everything Zoomer

http://www.everythingzoomer.com

This is a general site covering a wide range of senior living topics, such as money & finances, health, travel, relationships, lifestyle and real estate.

Senior Living Magazine

www.seniorlivingmag.com

This is the online version of a print magazine called Senior Living. It contains articles ona wide range of topics associated with senior living in BC.