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

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. 

Caregivers Connect

Caregivers Connect offers a point of connection for those who are caregiving for an older adult in our community. Services include one-to-one supports, information and referrals, workshops, wellness activities, our annual Spring Day of Care for Caregivers, and more.

For information and to register for programs and/or receive our weekly email updates, please contact Judy at or 604-809-8303. Caregivers Support Group – Zoom sessions on the last Thursday of the month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 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! To register, contact Judy at Seniors Coffee Group – Zoom sessions every Friday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Welcoming all caregivers or the seniors 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. To register, contact Judy at

Chair Yoga

Hybrid class (in-person and Zoom) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This gentle chair yoga class is facilitated by a peer volunteer. Participate online from the comfort of your own home or in-person at our neighbourhood house. Registration is required.

Contact Isaac for more information: or 604-879-8208 ext 105.

Chinese Seniors Choir

The Chinese Choir brings together older adults (55+) who like to sing and listen to Chinese traditional music. Most participants are newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years and speak Mandarin. The group runs every Monday morning with support from two experienced volunteers.

The cost of this program is $20 per six-month season (Apr. to Aug. / Sept. to Mar.). For more information, contact Isaac at 

Choose to Move

Choose to Move is a free, flexible program that provides you with motivation and support to become more active.

Being active is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your overall health. In Choose to Move, you pick activities you enjoy and get support to develop a personal action plan to help meet your unique goals. The12-week program includes one-to-one coaching and group sessions, where you will explore ways to live a healthier and more active life.

To learn more, contact Omnia at or call 604-879-8208 ext. 112

English Conversation Class for Seniors

In-person class every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.


Practise English conversation skills used in daily life in a safe, supportive space. This weekly class is led by a volunteer who is a native English speaker. Contact Isaac for more information: or 604-879-8208 ext 105.

Line Dancing

In-person every Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come and learn simple choreographed dances in this fun, lively volunteer-led program. Each week, you will practise several dances made up of a repetitive sequence of steps. No previous dance experience necessary.

The cost is $20 for a 10-class punch card.

For more info, contact Carolyn at or call 604-879-8208 ext. 221.

Lunch for Seniors

Every Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come and share a meal with your neighbours at our Seniors Lunch on Tuesdays and our all-ages Community Lunch on Fridays. Lunch is served at noon and typically followed by bingo. A single meal costs $5, or buy a 5-meal punch card for $20 (excluding special events).

For more information, contact Omnia at or call 604-879-8208 ext. 112

Mount Pleasant Men's Shed

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

MPNH Tech Cafe

In-person every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in. Have questions about your computer, tablet, smartphone, or the internet? Come to our drop-in Tech Café, where volunteers and staff will help answer your questions and provide tips to keep you safe online. This is an all-ages drop-in program. No registration required. Remember to bring your device!

For more information, contact Micah at or 604.879.8208 ext. 110.

Walking Club

Outdoor walking group meets every Thursday in Olympic Village from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come get physically active while connecting with other older adults and seniors in this peer-led walking group. The group meets rain or shine. For more info and to register, contact Lemuel at or 604-879-8208 ext. 111.

Better At Home

Better at Home - Housekeeping

Through Better at Home, we provide light housekeeping service to older adults 55+ living in the Mount Pleasant catchment. While this program is currently at capacity, we continue to accept applications to our waitlist.

Hourly subsidised rates are based on the previous year’s Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency.

For more information and to complete an intake, contact Anu Ismail at or call 604-879-8208 ext. 108.

Better at Home - Meal Delivery

Get healthy frozen 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 is based on the previous year’s Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency. Prices range from $5-$11.

Currently, there is a waitlist for this program. For more information and to complete an intake, please contact Isabella Chen at or 604-879-8208 ext. 114.

Better at Home - Friendly Visiting

Our Friendly Visiting program is now offering weekly social phone calls to older adults (55+) living in the Mount Pleasant catchment area. Participants are matched with a trusted volunteer, who will call weekly at an agreed upon time within our neighbourhood house’s office hours.

For more information, contact Anu Ismail at 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: or call 604-879-8208 extension 108


Important documents that you can download:

Contact Us

Carolyn Wong
Seniors Services Manager
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)

Lemuel Wong
Senior Worker
604-879-8208 ext.111

Anu Ismail
Better at Home Coordinator
604-879-8208 ext.108

Isabella Chen
VASI Coordinator
604-879-8208 ext.114



















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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