Senior’s Resources in Chilliwack

Senior’s Resources in Chilliwack

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A short distance from big city life, Chilliwack is a perfect place for young families to grow and grandparents to retire to a slower place, but with no shortage of access to required resources.  Chilliwack is BC’s warmest city, has over 900 farms and a population of approximately 86,000 residents. According to the 2016 census, 22% percent of this population is over the age of 65.

This tight knit community becomes even closer with age when you consider how there are more than 7 Affordable Housing Communities reserved for ages 55+ and 11 Supportive Housing estates for those in their most senior years.   

As real estate professionals, a lot of our industry research focuses on schools and resources available to young professionals in each neighborhood, but if you’re considering retiring or relocating with family to a new community, it’s important to know there is something to meet everyone’s needs, at all ages.

Seniors’ Fun and Activities 

Bingo, bridge and bowling — oh, my! That’s right, Chilliwack’s vibrant retirement community supports constant fun and dedicated senior programs from line dancing to pool. Go-to networking groups and clubs hosting these great events include:

More information about all 6 of these dedicated centers can be found on Chilliwack.com.

Cleaning and Home Maintenance

Not only are there countless reputable housekeeping and maintenance services in Chilliwack, but there are even services dedicated to seniors like Nurse Next Door and Senior Home Care by Angels that offer assistance to seniors who need a hand keeping up with housework.

Chilliwack also has more than 14 landscaping and lawn maintenance businesses in our small but robust community. Top rated businesses include:

  • Chilliwack Landscaping Pros
  • TAF Landscaping
  • Transformations Landscaping 
  • Leo’s Landscaping Ltd.
  • Jim’s Mowing

Transportation

The City of Chilliwack proudly boasts an efficient transit system with senior bus passes discounted to $85.00/month and can easily be purchased in several locations including the Yale Road Save-On-Foods.

Popular transit services dedicated specifically to our senior community include:

And 8 more transportation support options dedicated 100% to seniors in Chilliwack. 

Appointments in the city? While Vancouver’s famed SkyTrain doesn’t make it all the way out to our beautiful corner of the lower mainland, TransLink does operate a charter running twice a week to Granville station, making visits to the city easy and convenient.

Come on down!

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Source: Forbes

And check out all that Chilliwack has to offer, because the prices are right for relocation and now is the time. Contact our team to learn more about relocating to Chilliwack and learn which neighbourhoods and services are available for all members of the family. 

Looking for more research and resources?

We get it! We help families moving in and to Chilliwack everyday. Relocating at any stage of life is a huge change, and it doesn’t get easier. Visit the BC Senior Services Society for more information on senior living and relocation in Chilliwack including 

  • Mobility strategies and resources
  • Personal care standards
  • Medication control
  • Nutrition assistance

There are several retirement and senior focused websites operating locally to help you learn more about Chilliwack retirement communities and senior living. If you’re looking for a place to settle into retirement in Chilliwack, give us a call at 778-809-8138