Adult Day Program

Wednesdays from 10am-3pm

The Centre of Hope building at 34081 Gladys Ave. in Abbotsford


An investigation by BC’s Ombudsperson highlighted the serious limitations of the home and community care system for BC seniors. A more wide ranging and innovative system of care for seniors will help us move us move forward with appropriate resources to care for our elderly or unwell loved ones and will enable seniors to live more independent and healthy lives in their own homes. Alternative programs such as these will surround seniors with a community of support services, reduce pressure on family members or care givers, and ultimately reduce pressure on our hospitals; the most expensive part of our health care system.

The Adult Day Program – is hosted by the nursing staff and volunteers at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope and provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere for disabled, chronically ill, or isolated 50+ adults and seniors who are lacking support systems in their lives.   The participants are surrounded by a ‘community of support’ in terms of their physical, social, medical and mental health needs – increasing the ability for them to continue to lead healthy and independent lives in their homes.

The participants share life experiences, make new friends, and practice skills that promote independence and confidence.  They enjoy social activities, exercise groups, crafts, nutrition, educational sessions and some health and wellness monitoring. Meals are provided and there is no cost (donations are welcome)

The program not only benefits the participants themselves but also provides a much needed break for caregivers – should one be involved.   Loved ones and family members are always encouraged to participate in education sessions and support groups.

Testimonials from Participants

Since coming to this program, my life has changed for the good. I have met some great folks, especially Angela (our LPN). The program is outstanding. We play games and are a close-knit group. There are many ‘heartfelt thoughts’ that I can’t say enough good things about my life. It gives my wife a break while I am here.

It (the Adult Day Program) has changed my life. I was in the Homeless Shelter with no direction and attended the Adult Day Program, found direction and information that was pertinent to my goals. I staved off depression, listlessness, to achieving independent housing and independence from the system. I am 63 years old, use a wheelchair full-time and if I need guidance and support the staff and volunteers camaraderie and the games keep me physically active. This group is my anchor.

The Adult Day Program is so much more than a meeting as they help us with our health as well as our physical activity and our mental being and the companionship we enjoy.

Program Goals:

  • To enhance quality of life
  • To increase social interaction
  • To maintain or improve optimal functional level, health and wellness
  • To provide a safe, secure and therapeutic environment

The Program is best suited for individuals who:

  • Are able to travel to and from program ( Rides, HandyDART )
  • May or may not have mild cognitive decline or physical limitations
  • Have manageable behaviors
  • May need assistance with medications during program
  • May or may not be experiencing depression and would benefit from social interaction, mental stimulation and participating in a positive, encouraging  group
  • Are able to do their own personal care (Eating, toileting)
  • Are comfortable in a group environment

Admission Process:

For information in regard to the program – please contact Angela McClelland at The Centre of Hope at 604-852-9305 Ext. 197 or Fax-604-851-8947

  • Referral may be made by phone, online, or in person. Referral assessments will be reviews by the Program Manager and pre-registration is required.
  • Admission to the program will be based on client need and suitability, facility capability, staff skills, and program offerings.

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Testimonial from a Volunteer

It feels that I have increased the quality of life because I am blessed with a group of talented people, all part of the Adult Day Program.

Testimonial from a Family Member

I am very happy that The Salvation Army offers a Senior’s Dare Care Program. My mother does not get out very much and this is an outing she enjoys very much. Thank God for the Handi-Dart system that gets people out to events like this.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Salvation Army needs more than financial support to further its mission. There are always opportunities for volunteers to help in significant ways, and feel good about upholding our communities’ most vulnerable people. Such activities provide a wonderful opportunity to build rapport among employees, challenge others to get involved, and partner with us to bring hope to marginalized children and their families.

The Salvation Army is an international organization that began its work in Canada in 1882. It has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada.

  • The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people every day in 400 communities across Canada and 128 countries around the world.
  • When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
  • On average, 88 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army is used directly in charitable activities, exceeding the Canada Revenue Agency guideline of 80% donation efficiency.
  • The Salvation Army has the broadest reach of any single direct social service provider in the country with 1,000 officers, 10,000 employees, 50,000 volunteers and over 500 centres of operation in communities across Canada.

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