Life Unlimited supports the health and social connectedness of older adults in the West End and Coal Harbour neighbourhoods of Vancouver by providing three different services: Friendly Visiting, Check-In Phone Calls and Emails, and Grocery Shopping and Delivery.
You may be eligible if you are an adult 55 years of age or older living in the West End or Coal Harbour neighbourhoods of Vancouver (west of Burrard Street to Stanley Park) and you are home-bound, living with a disabling medical condition, and/or socially isolated.
All clients must register in advance to receive Life Unlimited services.
Volunteers meet regularly with clients to provide them with an in-person social connection and to help them remain connected to their community. Visits can include meeting at the home of the client to talk, going out for walks or coffee, or other similar activities.
NOTE: This service is on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friendly Phone Calls and Emails
Volunteers make regular phone calls or send emails to socially isolated clients to provide them with reassurance and friendly conversation. Most contacts take place daily, but the frequency of service can be tailored to the needs of the client.
Grocery Shopping and Delivery
Volunteers facilitate the purchase and delivery of groceries for clients who are unable to do their own shopping. Volunteers take grocery orders by phone or email, shop for clients, and arrange for the groceries to be delivered.
This service is free, but clients must pay for their own groceries and a delivery charge may apply.
This service is available on the following days:
|DAY||STORE||TIME||DELIVERY CHARGE||PAYMENT METHODS|
(Burrard & Smithe)
|9:00AM – 10:30AM||Order under $25: $10
Order over $25: Free
|Cheque, cash or credit card*|
(Robson & Denman)
|9:00AM – 10:30AM||$8.00||Credit card only*
(Minimum purchase of $35)
* All credit card information must be registered in advance with the West End Seniors’ Network. It is the responsibility of the client to inform the West End Seniors’ Network of any changes to payment method (e.g., credit card expiry date).
NOTE: This service is experiencing significant demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. We may not be able to fulfill all service requests at this time.
All Life Unlimited services are free, but donations are appreciated. All donations collected help ensure we can offer sustainable services to as many clients as possible in the West End.
For more information and to register for Life Unlimited services, please contact Michelle Bobyn (Manager of Community Services) at our Barclay Manor location at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-669-5051.
Life Unlimited is funded by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Last Updated: 06-May-2020