L?Chaim Adult Day Centre

The L'Chaim Adult Day Centre is a culturally Jewish day program where participants enjoy supervised planned activities in a warm, safe, and caring environment. We offer participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers and maintain or improve their level of functioning so they can remain in their community. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for all our participants and their families. L'Chaim provides relief and support for families who care for an older relative. Regular discussion between staff, families, and participants keeps all parties aware of the participants changing needs.

The Day Centre can accommodate up to 16 clients. Services provided include:

  • Our well-trained activity specialists lead participants exercise sessions, discussion groups, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and day trips into the community.

  • Participants will receive a culturally and nutritionally appropriate meal that is prepared fresh daily. This consists of a delicious three course kosher lunch that meets our participant's dietary needs.

  • Our skilled nurse supervises medications, monitors participant's health status, and ensures that any aspects of participants outside treatment program are adhered to.

Although Jewish programming is central at L'Chaim, we work with clients of all faiths. We celebrate all the Jewish holidays including a weekly Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday afternoons. L'Chaim participants pay a nominal amount for their food and supplies each day. Since L'Chaim provides an intense level of service, we cannot accommodate drop-ins.


Administrator's Office ? lchaim@jccgv.bc.ca or lchaim3@jccgv.bc.ca

Nurse/Activity Office ? lchaim2@jccgv.bc.ca


Visit www.lchaim.ca to learn more.

Jewish Community Centre

950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2N7
Phone: (604) 638-7275 - Administrator?s Office
Phone: (604) 638-7289 - Nurse/Activity Office
Fax: (604) 257-5119
Email: lchaim@jccgv.bc.ca

Hours of operation

Monday ? 9 a.m. ? 3 p.m.

Wednesday ? 9 a.m. ? 3 p.m.

Friday ? 9 a.m. ? 2 p.m.


?Participation is arranged through referrals by: physicians, the local Community Health Centre, self-referral by family (call L?Chaim). 

Parking & transportation

?Handy Dart can be arranged for pick-up and drop-off. There is paid parking available in the parking lot at $2/hour.


The Service Provider will provide the Services to adults who:

(a) meet the Ministry of Health ("MOH") eligibility criteria:

(i) a Citizen of Canada, or lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence or issued a temporary resident permit by the federal minister for immigration;

(ii) a resident of British Columbia for at least three (3) months;

(iii) 19 years of age or older;

(iv) unable to function independently because of chronic, health-related problems;

(v) have been assessed as requiring adult day services as part of the Client Care Plan; and

(vi) able to pay the daily rate (the "Client Contribution") as outlined in Schedule B.

(b) meet the VCH Vancouver Community ("VC") eligibility criteria:

(i) a resident of the City of Vancouver; A. with exception, the VCH Contract Manager may approve clients who reside outside of the City of Vancouver within the region served by VCH.

(ii) have been assessed using the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment tool and eligible for VCH ? Vancouver Home and Community Care services; and

(iii) exhibit symptoms of cognitive or functional decline that is affecting their routine of daily living.

  • L'Chaim is unable to accommodate motorized scooters.

  • Wheelchair users must be able to transfer independently.