Seniors

The demand for senior services is growing rapidly as the population ages. We deliver seniors’ services at Vancouver, Richmond, and Tri-City locations. Services range from educational, social, recreational programs, health promotion, to cultural activities and senior mutual help groups. We also offer senior outreach programs in Killarney, South Vancouver, Marpole-Oakridge, and New Horizon-Seniors Helping Seniors in Richmond.

We encourage the formation of seniors mutual support groups and facilitate their development in self-programming groups.

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Hastings-Sunrise Better at Home Program

Better at Home is designed to help seniors continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their community. It is funded by the BC Government and managed by the United Way.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is the lead agency for the Better at Home program in the community of Hastings-Sunrise, located in the north-eastern corner of Vancouver.

Hastings-Sunrise Better at Home helps seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so they can maintain their independence

Services:
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Friendly Visits
  • Weekly grocery shopping trips every Tuesday
Eligibility

Those interested must be 60 years-old or above, and reside in the community of Hastings – Sunrise within the following boundaries:

  • Nanaimo St. east to Boundary Rd.
  • East Broadway north to the Burrard Inlet (Wall St.)

Service Fees

Light housekeeping & Transportation to appointments services:

Fees are based on a sliding scale according to the individual’s annual net income. People may receive a subsidy 100%, 70%, 50% or 30% of the fees. Subsidy rates are limited to 2 transportation services or 4 hours of housekeeping a month. Extra services or hours will incur additional fees.

Weekly grocery shopping trips: $7 per trip
Friendly Visiting services are free.

Contact Us

To inquire further about the program and/or to enrol, please contact:

Lynn Lin
604-408-7274 ext. 2157
[email protected]

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Seniors Quality of Life Outreach Project

Seniors Quality of Life Outreach Project

Enquiry: Inquiry: Please call Victor Lauat (604) 408-7274 ext 1088 or email to [email protected]

The Seniors Quality of Life Outreach Project offers social activities on a drop-in basis for Chinese-speaking immigrants ages 55 and over, residing in the City of Vancouver.

Eligibility

Chinese-speaking immigrant seniors who are 55 or above, living in Vancouver.

Objectives

  • Help seniors make new friends and promote mutual help among seniors.
  • Assist seniors access to community resources and participate in the communities.
  • Help seniors adjust to new environment and integrate into Canadian society.

Activities

  • Information workshops on seniors’ issues, benefits, safety, housing, transportation, community resources, physical & mental wellness and cross-cultural sharing, etc.
  • Healthy exercise (For example: Luk Tung Kuen), arts and crafts, and community visits.
  • Birthday party, singing, and festive celebrations.

Group TitleDay & TimeLocationsDownload Program Flyer
Solheim Place Seniors ProgramMondays
2:00pm – 4:00pmSolheim Place
251 Union Street, Vancouver BC Canada.pdf Program Flyer
Marpole-Oakridge Chinese Seniors Group (Mandarin)Tuesdays
2:15PM – 3:45PMMarpole-Oakridge
Community Center
990 W. 59th Ave, Vancouverpdf Program Flyer
Hillcrest Older Adult Drop-in GroupWednesday
11:15AM – 12:45PMHillcrest Recreation Complex
4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouverpdf Program Flyer
Marpole-Oakridge Chinese Seniors Group (Cantonese)Thursdays
9:30AM – 11:30AMMarpole-Oakridge
Community Center
990 W. 59th Ave, Vancouverpdf Program Flyer
Killarney Mandarin Seniors GroupFridays
9AM – 11AMKillarney Community Center
6260 Killarney Street, Vancouverpdf Program Flyer

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Chinatown Seniors Services Council

Chinatown Seniors Services Council

28 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 1R6

Telephone: 604-408-7260

Chinatown Seniors Services Council – established by seniors groups in Chinatown

Objectives:

  • To assist in the development of Chinese senior services in the community.
  • To assist seniors overcome language and cultural barriers and to integrate into Canadian society.
  • To encourage friendship among seniors and to enhance their spirit of mutual help.
  • To encourage community participation and to familiarize them with community resources
  • To strengthen relationships with other ethnic community organizations.
  • To understand the needs of seniors and reflect their views to the government when necessary.

Activities:

  • Seniors ESL classes
  • Weekly activities and interest classes
  • Festival celebration
  • Friendly visit program
  • Field trips, etc.


ESL Flyer

CSSC Interest Class Flyer

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Richmond Chinese Seniors Group

Richmond Chinese Seniors Group

220-7000 Minoru Blvd.,
Richmond, B.C.
V6Y 3Z5

Telephone: 604-279-7180

Objectives

  • To assist in the development of Chinese senior services in the community.
  • To assist seniors to overcome the language and cultural barriers and to integrate into the Canadian society.
  • To encourage friendship among seniors and to enhance their spirit of mutual help.
  • To strength the relationship with other ethnic community organizations.
  • To enhance the development of the Chinese culture.
  • To understand the needs of the seniors and reflect their views to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and appropriate government bureau when necessary.

Membership Qualification
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. member who is aged 50 or above

IMMIGRANT SENIORS GO DIGITAL

A DIGITAL LITERACY EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Basic Digital Skills Course (English instruction & tutorials)
Additional learning materials available in Chinese, Korean and Farsi

Class topics include:

Use of computers or tablets, Surf the Internet, Online safety and cybersecurity, Create an email account, Use of smartphones, Learn to create new address book, text messages.

Eligibility: Newcomer seniors 55+

Cost: Free

Class locations:

Coquitlam City Centre Library (computer Lab Room), 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Farsi Flyer
Nov 26 & Dec 3, 10, 17, 2019 (on Tuesdays) 10:00am – 1:00pm

Daily Application Course (English instruction & tutorials) 

Class topics include:

Online storage, sharing/social networking (WhatsApp, WeChat and Facebook), Digital Photo Management, Accessing Government Services Online, and Online Safety and Cybersecurity.

Class locations:

Coquitlam City Centre Library (Computer Lab Room), 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Korean Flyer
Nov 21, 28 & Dec 5, 12, 2019 (on Thursdays) 09:30am – 12:30pm

Enquiries & Registration:

Phone:             604-408-7274 Ext. 1083
Email:              [email protected]
Address:          38 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1R6