ASK Friendship Centre (Arbutus Shaughnessy Kerrisdale Friendship Centre)

The ASK (Arbutus, Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale) Friendship Society runs an Adult Day Centre focusing on the well-being of seniors and their caregivers. There are opportunities to make new friends and have fun doing therapeutic activities with the support of a caring team of trained staff members.  We provide a daily exercise program and hot lunch as well has therapeutic activities such as music therapy, art programs, active games, discussion groups and entertainment.  The Centre also provides health monitoring by our onsite Nurse and continued communication with case management and families.   A monthly support group is held for family caregivers to connect and support each other. For more information on our program visit our website at

One of our primary goals is to help elders in our community remain happy and healthy while living in their own homes for as long as possible. We are a Registered Charity and have been successfully supporting seniors and their families for over 40 years.  

2177 West 42nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6M 2B7
Phone: (604) 263-7333
Fax: (604) 263-6511

Hours of operation

?Programs are offered Monday to Friday (closed for statutory holidays)

Program runs Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. ? 3 p.m. 

Staff can be reached weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parking & transportation

?Parking for visitors or drop off is located off the alley between 41st and 42nd. Spots marked for ASK Friendship Centre. 

Many clients arrive to Centre by HandyDart. ASK will help apply for and manage your HandyDart service.

Centre is on second floor of building. Accessed by an elevator. 


?The program is designed for seniors who have chronic health challenges or who have difficulty meeting their own social needs.  

Referrals can come from any source, but eligibility must be determined by a Case Manager at your local Health Unit. If you do not have a Case Manager, call Vancouver Coastal Health?s Central Intake at 604-263-7377.  If you have questions or want to come for a visit, please call us directly at 604-263-7333. 

We typically service the Arbutus Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale, Marpole and Oakridge communities.  People are welcome to attend outside of this area, but HandyDart may not pick up outside of this area.