Adult Day Programs provide structure services and activities to adults living with physical and/or cognitive impairment and want to keep living independently as long as possible.

What to expect

Clients attend programs one or two days a week for four hours and are provided lunch and snacks, as well as support for daily tasks such as taking medication.

  • Get Active Boost mobility with physical exercises for strength, balance, and coordination.
  • Stay Well Socialize with new people and engage in lively conversation.
  • Have fun Participate in games, arts, music, and special events.

Some examples include therapeutic social and recreation activities, special events and seasonal celebrations, movement classes, health checks with vital signs, education about falls prevention and support with Dementia.

Adult Day Programs are provided in a friendly and welcoming environment that is clean and safe. Some locations have locked doors for added safety.

Caregiver support

Caregivers can attend the programs for respite, education and health and welling support. Programs can also help caregivers find services in communities.

Program details

Who can participate

Adult Day Programs are for people who are:

  • Typically 65 years or older
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or temporary resident
  • A B.C. resident for more than 90 days
  • Living with a chronic disease and/or physical/cognitive impairment
  • Able to join group activities and would benefit from more social interaction

Program times 

Generally, programs operate on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on weekends at  select sites.

Program locations 

Vancouver Coastal Health partners with local facilities and services to provide Adult Day Programs. People who attend the programs arrange for their travel to a location, using HandyDART for example, in their community.

Program costs

Adult Day Programs are subsidized by Vancouver Coastal Health and clients pay $10 per day.

Partners in care

Staff acknowledge the individual needs of participants and treat everyone with care and respect. They support and value diversity, dignity, belonging, self-esteem, independence and meaningful enjoyable therapeutic activity that is adapted as needed.

Find a program near you

If you/your loved one is already receiving Home Health services, speak with your clinician to see if Adult Day Programs would be a good fit.

A referral from Vancouver Coastal Health Home Health is required to attend an Adult Day Program. Call a relevant local number below to request a referral.

  • Bella Coola 250-799-5311
  • North Vancouver and West Vancouver 604-983-6700
  • Powell River 604-485-3310
  • Richmond 604-675-3644
  • Sea to Sky 604-892-2293
  • Sunshine Coast 604-741-0726
  • Vancouver 604-263-7377

Find this service near you

  • Other

    Adult Day Program at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House

    4065 Victoria Drive Vancouver
  • Other

    Adult Day Program at Forbes Avenue

    1601 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200 North Vancouver
  • Long term care homes

    Adult Day Program at Hilltop House

    38146 Behrner Drive Squamish
  • Other

    Adult Day Program at Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre

    5411 Moncton Street Richmond
  • Other

    Adult Day Program at Richmond Kinsman Adult Day Centre

    6100 Bowling Green Road Richmond
  • Other

    Adult Day Program at Richmond Place – 8100 Granville Avenue

    8100 Granville Avenue Richmond
  • Long term care homes

    Adult Day Program at Silverstone Care Centre

    5625 Derby Road Sechelt
  • Other

    Adult Day Program at West Vancouver Adult Day Centre

    2151 Gordon Avenue, Suite 139 West Vancouver
  • Long term care homes

    Adult Day Program at Willingdon Creek Village Residence

    4980 Kiwanis Avenue Powell River
  • Long term care homes

    Adult Day Program at Youville

    4950 Heather Street Vancouver
  • Adult Day Programs at Bella Coola General Hospital

    1025 Elcho Street Bella Coola
  • Other

    Adult Day Programs at Chown Adult Day Centre

    594 East 15th Avenue Vancouver
  • Other

    Adult Day Programs at Crossreach

    3348 West Broadway Vancouver
  • Other

    Adult Day Programs at L’Chaim Adult Day Centre

    950 West 41st Avenue Vancouver
  • Long term care homes

    ASK Friendship Society Adult Day Program

    7405 Paulson St Vancouver
  • Assisted living

    Beulah Gardens Adult Day Program

    3355 East 5th Avenue Vancouver
  • Long term care homes

    Chieng’s Adult Day Centre by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society

    555 Carrall Street Vancouver
  • Long term care homes

    Day Respite Program at Cedarview Lodge

    1200 Cedar Village Close North Vancouver
  • Assisted living

    Health & Home Care Society of BC- Adult Day Program

    2711 East 49th Avenue Vancouver
  • Other

    New Roots - West End Adult Day Program

    2110 West 12th Avenue Vancouver
  • Assisted living

    Renfrew Collingwood Seniors Society (RCSS) Adult Day Program

    2970 East 22nd Avenue Vancouver
  • Other

    South Vancouver Neighbourhood House Adult Day Program

    #345 - 3150 East 54th Avenue Vancouver