Support Organizations


Recovery Groups on Bowen
Tuesday – AA meeting, all welcome – 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall
Wednesday – Narcotics Anonymous – 7:00 p.m. open meeting
Friday – AA meeting, 7:15 p.m. “Candies and Candlelight”, all welcome, Snug Cafe, 445 Bowen Island Trunk
Saturday – AA meeting, all welcome – 9 a.m. Collins Hall

Orchard Recovery Centre
On Bowen Island, BC
Offers addiction themed programming with a foundation in the 12 step philosophy, relapse prevention and family programming.

B.C. Seniors’ Guide

This is a comprehensive guide with information about medical, social and financial resources in the Province. Obtain copy at 1-877-952-3181 (Seniors’ Health Care Support Line) or www/

Home and Community Care Information

Resources for subsidized home and community care services.

Community Psychiatric Services (CPS)

The North Shore Adult Community Mental Health Services provide a range of programs for adults 19 years and older. A doctor’s referral is required for services. MSP coverage provided. 604-983-6020

Older Adult Mental Health Team

This team includes a psychiatrist, social worker, and RN. Physician referral required. Treatment/support for older adults with cognitive disorders, behaviour management problems, functional decline, and/or mental illness related to drugs or alcohol. 604 982-5600 ext 5556

Primary Care Home Team

Their clientele are the frail elderly. The team of caregivers includes a nurse, social worker, and physiotherapist. Patients have to be acutely ill and over 75 yrs. old with a referral from a G.P. to be assessed by this team.  604 904-6200 ext 4162

Adult Day Centre 990 – 22nd St, West Vancouver

Mon. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup from Horseshoe Bay is provided or client can be dropped off. Program offers nursing supervision, monitoring health, personal assistance, activities and lunch. Contact case manager to be put on the wait list and have an in-home assessment done.

Bathing Program

Provides one-hour weekly bath at the Margaret Fulton Centre free of charge to eligible clients. 1601 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. 604-904-3536.

Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) Program

Vancouver Coastal Health Program provides flexibility and autonomy for clients with high physical care needs who wish to self manage their own at-home health care. It assists clients in defining their health care needs and provides funding to employ care-workers who meet their health needs. 604-983-6700

SKY “Seniors Keeping Young”

Monday 9 a.m. Exercise – 9:45 Coffee – 10:00 Guest Speaker – 11:15  Yoga.   We meet at Bowen Court – 1070 Miller Road.

Bowen Island Community Recreation

Providing health, fitness, and community programming including “BEST Osteoporosis Prevention
and Maintenance Program” and “Seniors Keep Fit”
604-947-2216 –

Cancer Connections

Canadian Cancer Society matches people with other cancer patients who have similar diagnoses or other commonalities for supportive phone conversations. 1-888-939-3333

Cancer Information Service

Toll free personal information service, answering questions about all types of cancer, clinical trials, emotional supports, prevention, complementary and alternative therapies and information about other cancer services. 1-888-939-3333

Senior’s Peer Support

Trained volunteers providing personal one-to-one support for seniors facing challenges related to aging, relocation, loneliness, loss, retirement etc. Confidential and free of charge.
Contact Laurie Wall at 604-982-8333.

Telefriend Program

Volunteers provide a telefriend to lonely or isolated seniors, who share similar interests and concerns. 604-925-7281


This website brings together family and friends to support someone in a health crisis who is registered on the site.
People can then stay informed about that person’s condition, leave messages and coordinate care.

Respite Care

Provides caregivers a break from care giving by finding alternative care for patients which might entail admission to a care
facility on a temporary basis or placing a professional caregiver in the home. The cost is on a sliding scale depending on income. You need a referral from your physician. 604-986-7111

North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre Support Group

For stroke patients and their families. Activities offered are speech therapy, exercises, music therapy, caregiver support meetings, outings and games. 22nd St. West Vancouver. 778-340-5803 –

Alzheimer Society of B.C. Resource Centre Support

For patients and their families who are suffering with dementia issues. There is a Bowen Island caregiver support group as well which meets the last Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. Drop-ins are welcome on Bowen. There is no fee. The Alzheimer’s Society also provides I.D. bracelets and I.D. cards. 604-984-8348

Alzheimer Wandering Registry

Information is stored on a police database in case someone is lost. 604-681-6530
For more information about the Alzheimer Society of B.C. please visit