Our Clients

Our program is designed for seniors managing chronic health challenges and/or who may have difficulty meeting their own social needs.  These challenges prevent them from participating in other community programs.

Most of our clients are from the neighbourhoods of Marpole, Arbutus, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, Shaughnessy, and Oakridge, but we have clients from all around the region.

How Do We Assess Eligibility?

 

We assess the social, physical / mental and medical needs of each prospective client to determine whether our program is a match for them.

 

Social

Are they currently socially isolated?

Without our services, would their physical, mental, social or emotional functioning deteriorate?

Would their social behaviour diminish others’ enjoyment of the program?

Physical / Mental

Do they have the stamina for a typical day’s program?

Do they have the capacity to participate in program activities?

Medical

Would restorative or therapeutic activities help them achieve an optimal level of functioning?

Can their care needs can be met in a group setting?

Transportation

Our Transportation Coordinator, James, arranges for HandyDart to bring clients to and from the program.  You can contact James at transport@askcentre.ca or at 604-263-7333.

The HandyDart service area is:

East-West

From Main Street, West to Camosun Street in Dunbar

North-South

From 16th Avenue, South to the Fraser River

Referrals

If you would like to join our program as a privately paying client, you may contact us at any time at caring@askcentre.ca.

For publicly subsidized participation, 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 Central Intake at 604-263-7377.

If you have questions of any kind or want to come for a visit, please call us directly at 604-263-7333.

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