Making plans and decisions today will help better prepare you for tomorrow. That’s why thinking about your future well-being in areas such as health, housing, finances, transportation and social connections will give you greater control over your independence, quality of life and dignity as you age.
Health and safety are key components of an independent and active lifestyle for seniors. Below you'll find information and resources specifically selected to help older people stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Throughout life, we sometimes face unexpected legal or financial situations. As we age, our health and living circumstances may make us even more vulnerable to change.
Active living and healthy aging often depend on reliable transportation options. We need to be able to get around: to go to the grocery store, to visit friends and family, to travel to and from our work and volunteering obligations, and attend to our personal affairs at the bank, the doctor's office, and other destinations.
A caregiver is a person who provides support and care to family or friends of any age who are physically or mentally challenged, chronically ill, or frail.
Caregiving is a complex role with a unique set of responsibilities. These responsibilities can change over time as the care needs of the person change.
This website, SeniorsBC, provides information about government programs and services for older adults. The goal is to provide the residents of B.C. with one place to go to find all the information they need to plan for and live a healthy, active aging lifestyle.
There are many housing options for older adults in British Columbia. Whether you own or rent your home, or live in a supported or assisted living environment, there are programs to help with your housing needs.
In B.C., care and support are available from both publicly subsidized and private pay service providers for people having difficulty coping with activities of daily living because of health-related problems or a life-threatening illness. Publicly subsidized services include home support, adult day services, residential care, and more.
Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, and writing down, your wishes or instructions for future health care treatment in the event you become incapable of deciding for yourself.
Learn more and get advance care planning tools to help you make a plan for yourself.
The BC Seniors' Guide is a book-style compilation of information and resources to help us all plan for and live a healthy lifestyle as we age. You can download the PDF version of the guide in English, French, Chinese, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Korean or Farsi, read it online, or order a hard copy.