Did you know that seniors make up almost a quarter of West Vancouver's population? For this reason, the Library is always looking for ways to better serve seniors in our community. We've selected a few helpful resources below, but be sure to visit the library to make full use of our services, programs and collections.

On the Web


An online service that provides practical information about assistive technologies and equipment to BC seniors, their family members and their health providers (please note they do not take phone calls, questons can be asked from the website or by email). Ability411 is operated by CanAssist and funded by the Government of British Columbia.

Alzheimer Society Canada

An essential website for anyone needing more information on this disease and brain health in general.

Elder Abuse

Provides access to B.C.’s elder abuse “Information Kits” in multiple languages, as well as links to numerous resources for where to get help if you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse and/or neglect.


North Shore Eldercollege Society is a not-for-profit organization that believes that lifelong learners on the scenic North Shore of Vancouver need a place to share a love for learning. The focus is on general interest classes with an emphasis on intellectual stimulation. From archaeology to zoology and everything in between, the classes have an emphasis on thinking, learning and enjoyment.

North Shore Community Resources

Provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the North Shore. Also supplies Help's at Hand fact sheets and articles on over 200 legal topics.

North Shore Volunteers for Seniors

NSVS is a non-profit society established in 1961. It promotes the independence and well-being of elderly and isolated seniors.

Seniors Advocate BC

Responsible for monitoring and analyzing seniors’ services and issues, and making recommendations to government and service providers. A great resource for information on health care, housing, income, and transportation issues.

A complete list of resources available to seniors in B.C.

Seniors’ One Stop - North Shore Community Resources

A North Shore non-profit that provides information in a confidential manner on services and programs for seniors, over the phone or in their office. Produces the Seniors Directory annually both in print and on their website.

Vancouver Coastal Health ReAct

Vancouver Coastal Health initiative intended to help people act on the abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults, including seniors. Visit their website or call their hotline to identify, assess, or report adult abuse or neglect: 1-877-REACT-99 (1-877-732-2899).