Helping you enjoy life as independently as possible
We're committed to helping Burnaby seniors live healthy and social lives. Our volunteer-led services can help you at home and around town, while our recreation programs can keep you active and connected in your community.
Citizen Support Services for seniors age 65+
If you're a Burnaby resident and 65+ years of age, register online for available services and programs. Live in your home longer with non-medical support services, get help with shopping and rides to medical appointments, and arrange for a friendly visit in person or over the phone.
Please note, not all programs may be available at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will begin to re-introduce some programs that currently aren’t offered for Burnaby seniors in the fall. Please call us at 604-294-7980 if you have questions.
Better at Home
Funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, Better at Home provides these services to help you live in your own home longer:
The fee for light housekeeping service is based on a sliding scale according to your income. See if you qualify for a subsidy by calling our Better at Home office at 604-294-7980 before you apply.
The fee for our certified volunteers to drive you to and from your medical appointments is based on a sliding scale according to your income.
Enjoy a visit by phone or in-person
Have a weekly chat with one of our volunteers and make a new friend for life.
Receive volunteer visits on a regular basis to keep you company.
Help with shopping
Arrange for a volunteer to help you with your shopping. We can book you a HandyDART to and from Brentwood, Lougheed Town Centre or Metrotown Mall and they’ll meet you there.
Our volunteers can call you for your weekly grocery shopping. You can pay for it over the phone by credit card and a City of Burnaby worker will deliver it to your door.
Would you like to help a Burnaby senior?
Volunteer for our Citizen Support Services and help our seniors by becoming their shopping buddy, providing a daily phone call or delivering their groceries.
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Stay active at our seniors 55+ centres
Our city is home to 4 seniors centres. Each has a range of programs and services to help you stay healthy, social and active. Get involved in dance and exercise classes, table tennis, snooker, chess and more at these centres. Please check out programs at our Seniors Centres.
More support for seniors and citizens in need
We're constantly working to provide a better life for our citizens–from making City recreation activities more affordable to tackling the issues of homelessness, food security and affordable housing in our city.