Older Adults & Seniors

The programs we offer for seniors at MPNH are designed to celebrate our elders, enrich their lives, and support them so they may continue enjoying independent lifestyles while engaging with their community. All of our programs and services are either free, at-cost, or subsidized thanks to the support of the United Way, the BC Community Response Network, HSRDC – New Horizons for Seniors, IRCC, Suncor, and The Active Aging Society.   

Seniors Programming

Men In Space

Come join our new in-person men’s group, open to all those who self-identify as men. We are committed to exploring and establishing spaces for older men to create, learn, and bond with each other and other members of the community. We meet on a regular basis to sustain bonds between group members and work toward developing the group’s projects, which include establishing a speaker’s café series and a Men’s Shed in central Vancouver. If you are open to new ideas and conversations, interested in crafting, or want to meet a lively bunch of men, this group may be for you!

Contact Lemuel for more information: or 604-879-8208 ext. 111

Walking Clubs

Olympic Village Group – Meets every Thursday from 11-12 p.m.  


Queen Elizabeth Park Group – Meets every Monday from 10-11 a.m.


Group walking is an enjoyable way to increase your physical activity while connecting with others older adults. Come and socialize with a small group of seniors by joining one of our peer-led walking groups. Rain or shine! 


Contact Lemuel for more information: or 604-879-8208 ext. 111

Caregivers Connect

Caregivers Connect offers a point of connection for those who are caregiving for an older adult in our community. Services offered include one-to-one supports, information and referral, workshops, wellness activities, our annual Spring Day of Care for Caregivers, and more.  For information and to register for programs and our weekly email updates, please contact Judy at / 604-809-8303

Caregivers Cafe – Zoom sessions on the last Thursday of the month from 3-4:00 p.m. 

A monthly presentation on caregiver-focused topics such as self-care, the health care system, disease-specific information for carers, circle of support and more.  To attend, please contact Judy for zoom link. 

Seniors Coffee Club – Zoom sessions every Friday 11 am-12 pm

Welcoming all caregivers or those seniors that you care for, to join our Friday Coffee Club! Senior volunteer, Athena Roddick, hosts this weekly group chat where we talk about the latest
local and international news, recall our travel days chat about books we’ve been reading, our tech challenges and more.

Caregivers Support Group – Zoom sessions every Thursday 3 pm – 4 pm

Come share stories with others caring for family and friends, receive resource information, and enjoy 3 minutes of meditation at the end. This time is just for you!

Contact Judy for more information: 

Art Box Program

Art Box: Learn and Share Group Zoom session every other Wednesday 12-1pm

Are you interested in getting creative and learning new skills with a friendly and supportive group of people? Every two weeks participants are invited to join an hour-long Zoom call where they can explore the basics of painting, sketching, origami, and much more. Don’t have art supplies at home? Not to worry! When you register with our coordinator Daniela, she can send a package of free basic art supplies to your home. Happy creating! 

Contact Daniela for more information at 

Seniors’ English Class

Group Zoom sessions every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. 

Master daily conversational English used in diverse scenarios with Nancy, our native English-speaking ESL teacher. We provide support to our participants to connect with the digital world, practice English, and build connections while “social distancing” 

Contact Isaac for more information: 

Digital Support for Seniors

Get support to safely use technology in your daily life in a way that makes sense for you!  

We offer one-on-one digital training for older adults (55+) and seniors. Through this program, you can get support to:

–          Learn computer, tablet, or smartphone basics

–          Safely use the internet to access resources and services

–          Use social media to connect with others

–          Use Zoom to access our virtual programs

For more information, contact Micah at 

Chair Yoga

Group Zoom sessions every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Our Chair Yoga program is a safe and gentle yoga practice offered virtually via Zoom. We are following the order BC’s Ministry of Health, and an in-person option will be announced once it is safe. Registration is required. 

Contact Isaac for more information: 

Better At Home

Better at Home - Housekeeping

Receive light housekeeping and laundry every two weeks, up to a maximum of two hours per cleaning. Hourly subsidized rates are based on your notice of assessment from Canada Revenue Agency for last year. Rates may vary depending on program capacity. To enroll, you will need to complete a referral and home assessment.

At this time, we are accepting new referrals for the waitlist. To be eligible, you must be 55 or older and live in the Mount Pleasant catchment.

For information and inquiries about housekeeping, please email Anu Ismail at or call 604-879-8208 ext. 108.

Better at Home - Meal Delivery

Get healthy, nutritious meals delivered weekly to your doorstep. This program is open to older adults (55+) living in the Mount Pleasant catchment area. The cost of each meal ranges from $5 to $11 depending on your income. Prepared with love at our neighbourhood house, each meal includes a main course, dessert and bread. You can order up to five meals per week.

For more info and to register for meal delivery, contact Carolyn at or call 604-879-8208 ext. 221.

Better at Home - Friendly Visiting

Friendly visits are an opportunity to regularly connect with a volunteer for companionship and conversation. Chat about current events or shared interests, exchange childhood memories, read a book to each other, do a crossword puzzle, or practice a new language — limitless possibilities! You are eligible for this service if you are 55 or older and live in the Mount Pleasant area. Please note that the friendly visiting program will not add new participants until September 2023, though you can be placed on a waitlist in the meantime.

Contact Anu for more information about our friendly visiting program: or call 604-879-8208 ext. 108


Better at Home - Yard work

Get help with light yard work. This program matches you with a volunteer who will assist with outdoor tasks such as mowing the lawn, raking leaves or shoveling snow. You will need to provide any tools or materials required for the yard work — and all tasks must take place outdoors. Like all our Better at Home services, you must be 55 or older and live in the Mount Pleasant area to be eligible.

Contact Anu for more information about our friendly visiting program: or call 604-879-8208 ext. 108


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Contact Us

Carolyn Wong
Seniors Program Lead
604.879.8208 ext 221 

Judy Venable
Caregiver Connect Coordinator

Omnia El-Shayeb
Seniors Program Coordinator and Settlement Worker
604-879-8208 ext. 112 

Isaac Tang
Seniors Programmer (Chinese Speaking)
















































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