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 our 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
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
Find opportunities for Vancouver seniors to get involved and stay active through local community centres.
Arts & Health
The Arts & Health Project offers seniors weekly arts workshops with a professional artist, an intern artist, and a seniors worker.
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.