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Posted March 22, 2024

Resources for Aging Tenants - Vancouver/Victoria

Vancouver/Lower Mainland

Vancouver Coastal Health is the health authority providing health care services in Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver and along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast and BC’s Central Coast. Their site has a page on ‘Home & Community Care’ with information on what supports Vancouver Coastal Health provides, including home support, home health equipment, home care nursing, and caregiver support.

Fraser Health is the health authority for the Fraser Valley delivering a wide range of health care services to people living in communities stretching from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope.  This page provides details on programs, services and resources designed to meet the needs of seniors, including a section on home and community care.

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is a registered non-profit society and has been serving the community since 1987. PICS provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services.  PICS has a senior’s housing care facility for all ethnic and South Asian cultural backgrounds.

Victoria/Vancouver Island

Created from the shared core beliefs of their staff, physicians, volunteers, and Board of Directors, Island Health’s vision, purpose and values are the guiding principles they use to provide superior health care through innovation, teaching and research and a commitment to quality and safety—creating healthier, stronger communities and a better quality of life for those they touch.

As leaders in non-profit housing in the capital region, the CRHC delivers affordable, attractive, inclusive, sustainable housing.

The CRHC’s mission is to develop and manage affordable housing within the capital region for low income households.

They value honesty, integrity, reliability and openness. They work collaboratively with the stakeholders, community partners and our tenants to build safe, vibrant and accessible communities where tenants can feel a sense of pride and belonging.

James Bay New Horizons is a not-for-profit society that was established in 1974, operating as an activity centre in the neighbourhood community of James Bay in Victoria, BC. They provide accessible programs, such as fitness activities, social events and entertainment options. They also offer volunteer opportunities to members and to local residents.  Anyone may join, but geared for seniors in particular. Membership is required and is $40 per year.

Seniors Serving Seniors Association of BC (SSS) incorporated under the BC Society Act in July, 1981 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose purpose is to promote the well-being of senior citizens by collecting, researching and disseminating information pertinent to senior citizens.  Assisting in developing programs for senior citizens and the community at large.  Coordinating a network of senior citizens organizations serving senior citizens.  Representing the interests and concerns of senior citizens

HEAT was founded in 2012 and uses a collaborative approach to help hoarders in Greater Victoria. They also refer people outside Greater Victoria to local resources.  HEAT includes fire departments, bylaw enforcement, Island Health services, SPCA, concerned non-profit groups, for-profit landlords, volunteers, de-cluttering services. HEAT recognizes that hoarding exists in our communities and that it represents a significant health and safety risk for the hoarder, first responders and the community at large.

Silver Threads Service is a charitable, not-for-profit society that enhances social connections and well-being for seniors.  They do this by providing programs and services that are accessible to all.  Their programs and services address the social, health, activity, intellectual, and information needs of seniors and provide essential connections.

Seniors’ Entitlement Services is a program operating out of the Quadra Village Community Centre. Many of the seniors they serve are on low-income. They help seniors live independently in their homes (either as renter or owner) for as long as possible.