Life Unlimited supports the health and social connectedness of older adults in the West End of Vancouver by providing four different services: Friendly Visiting, Check-In Phone Calls and Emails, Accompaniment to Medical Appointments, and Grocery Shopping and Delivery.
Life Unlimited is funded by Vancouver Coastal Health.
You may be eligible if you are an adult 55 years of age or older living in the West End 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.
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.
Accompaniment to Medical Appointments
Volunteers help clients get safely to and from important medical appointments in the Greater Vancouver area by walking with them to nearby locations, traveling with them in a taxi, or joining them on public transit such as city buses or HandyDART.
Clients are responsible for paying all transportation costs.
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
|Credit card only*|
(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.
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 the Manager of Volunteer Resources and Community Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-669-5051.
Last Updated: 08-May-2019