Programs and support for Vancouver's seniors


Many of Vancouver's seniors live on limited incomes, and have been affected both by increased costs for health care, and decreased access to services, such as home support.

As part of the City's ongoing efforts to support Vancouver's families, Council and staff collaborate with the community and all levels of government to provide a range of programs and facilities that keep seniors active, engaged, and connected to the health services they need.

And because many seniors are recent immigrants who face significant language barriers, City staff also work to increase access to services for these seniors, and support networking for seniors across all cultures.

Programs, services, and support for seniors

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Age-friendly Action Plan

Learn about the Age-friendly Action Plan, a set of 60+ actions the City is taking to help make Vancouver a more safe, inclusive, and engaging city for all seniors. The plan builds on the Seniors Dialogues public consultation and Healthy City Strategy.

Recreation programs and centres for seniors

Recreation programs and centres for seniors

Find opportunities for Vancouver seniors to get involved and stay active through local community centres.

The Arts and Health Project is a workshop series where seniors work with community artists.

Arts and Health

The Arts and Health Project offers seniors weekly arts workshops with a professional artist, an intern artist, and a seniors worker.

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Seniors support, outreach, and networking

Find seniors centres, support agencies, and networking opportunities that help seniors engage and interact with others, and gain access to important health and social services.

Supportive housing for seniors

Find supportive housing for seniors

If you are a senior looking for help finding a home – or you are helping a senior find housing – use the contact information on this page.

Create supportive housing for seniors

Read the City of Vancouver's “Seniors Supportive and Assisted Housing Design Guidelines,” to learn about building supportive and assisted housing in all areas of the city.

Funding for groups that support seniors

Grants for seniors centres and programs

Council provides annual grants to help community-based seniors' groups and programs provide services and support for our growing seniors population.

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