Services for SeniorsSupporting Seniors During COVID-19
Senior Services in Abbotsford
Safe Seniors, Strong Communities
The BC Government has provided 50 million dollars to the United Way of the Lower Mainland to boost support for seniors throughout British Columbia. This is to ensure that the immediate needs of seniors are addressed so that they can remain safe at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Archway was chosen as one of the 24 hub sites in BC and oversees this service from Langley to Lytton.
Available services include:
- Grocery shopping and delivery
- Meal preparation and delivery
- Food Hampers
- Prescription pickup and delivery
- Phone and/or virtual friendly visits
- Assistance with setting up online services for banking, pharmacy, grocery shopping and communication apps.
- Referrals to other resources and programs as needed
Senior Services in Abbotsford
If you’re a senior and reside in Abbotsford, Archway Community Services is here to help during COVID and beyond. We offer many initiatives for seniors who need support living at home including: Meals on Wheels, the Better at Home Program and the Mobile Seniors Outreach Services.
To access the services listed below, please call the number listed or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be connected to the appropriate service(s).
Better at Home
Tel: 604-859-7681 Ext: 772
Helping older adults 65+ to continue living independently in their own homes by providing non-medical home support services such as daily virtual check-ins, light yard maintenance and transportation for errands. Fees for service are based on net income.
Please note: housekeeping, yard maintenance and transportation services are currently on hold due to COVID19.
Meals on Wheels
Nutritious fresh, frozen, and affordable meals delivered four days a week to individuals struggling with mobility or having difficulty shopping or preparing meals.
Mobile Seniors Outreach
Provides a number of services for seniors self-isolating, including grocery or essentials deliveries, assistance with technology for banking, prescription ordering or communication apps to connect with friends and family.
Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford
Provides food, basic necessities, dental care and emergency assistance for individuals and families in need. People who are 60+ and have mobility restrictions may be eligible to have their Food Bank groceries delivered to them.
For the programs that have fees, we can work with seniors who have limited incomes. Please note: participants are to cover the cost of their groceries or prescriptions but there is no charge for the delivery. Food hampers are available through the Archway Food Bank for those in need.
Did You Know?
Archway has been providing services for seniors since 1969.
“COVID has exposed and magnified existing gaps in services for vulnerable groups. It’s been inspiring to witness the strong positive results we see from government and community coming together to help our seniors. While COVID has modified the way we provide services, we as an organization remain committed to ‘justice, opportunity and equitable access for all.’
We are thankful daily that government has dedicated funding to this important area and remain grateful to all of our dedicated volunteers who make these programs possible.“
Archway Community Services
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford V2S 3S9