The mandate of Life Unlimited is to help homebound seniors living in the West End to feel connected to their community. The West End Seniors’ Network provides four services through the Life Unlimited Program: Friendly Visitors, Daily Callers, Accompaniment to Medical Appointments, and Weekly Shoppers.
Visitors provide companionship for socially isolated seniors and those living with age-related disabilities in Vancouver’s West End. Visit with an isolated senior in their home or take them for a walk to provide companionship and a meaningful social opportunity.
Callers provide companionship and meaningful interaction for socially isolated seniors and those living with age-related disabilities through phone contact.
Accompaniment to Medical Appointments
We provide volunteers to accompany West End seniors to medical appointments to the greater Vancouver area.
The goal of the above services is to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of seniors to enable them to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Friendly Grocery Shopping
The West End Seniors’ Network provides free grocery shopping for seniors aged 55+ living in the West End who are not physically able to do their own shopping. The boundaries of the West End are south of Robson St. and West of Burrard St.
WESN volunteers take grocery orders over the phone, select the items requested, take the groceries through the cashier, and phone to inform seniors the cost of their groceries including delivery charge if applicable. Payment is required by VISA, MASTERCARD or Cheque on Delivery (C.O.D.). The delivery person will not take cash.
Please note that a delivery charge may apply. The charge is set by the grocery store itself. See below for individual store charges.
While there is no charge for the shopping service provided by our volunteers, seniors who appreciate this service are encouraged to become members of the West End Seniors’ Network ($10 per year) or to make a donation. If personal finances permit, please support the many programs and services provided by WESN.
The service is available on these days:
|DAY||STORE||TIME||DELIVERY CHARGE||PAYMENT OPTIONS|
Burrard & Smithe
|9:00AM – 11:00AM||Under $25: $10.00
Over $25: Free
|Cheque or Credit Card|
Robson & Denman
|9:00AM – 11:00AM||$5.00 flat rate for seniors||Credit Card only|
For Weekly Shoppers information and registration, please call our Manager of Volunteer Resources at 604 669 5051. Please note that the coordinator of this program works on a part-time basis and may not be able to fulfill your request immediately but will respond within a reasonable amount of time.
Thank you to the sponsors of the grocery shopping program: Vancouver Coastal Health
Requests for any of these services should be made to the Manager of Volunteer Resources and Community Services at Barclay Manor Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 604-669-5051 or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.