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L'Chaim Adult Day Centre

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L'Chaim Adult Day Centre is a therapeutic day centre for the home-bound elderly. Services provided include kosher home-style meals and snacks, monitoring of medical conditions, a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities, multilingual staff, and respite for caregivers. All our services are provided in a warm, respectful and joyous environment.

Jewish programming is central at L'Chaim. We celebrate all the Jewish holidays including a weekly Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday afternoons. L'Chaim clients pay a nominal amount for their food and supplies each day and for transportation via HandyDART.

Participation is arranged through the local Community Health Centre. Since L'Chaim provides an intense level of service, we can't accommodate drop-ins.

L'Chaim is open
Monday and Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.

L'Chaim's Administrator, Annica Carlsson can answer questions on the admissions process at 604.638.7275.

Why I choose the J

Walter Groschler 
a father's story

For some people, the JCC runs through their life like a thread. From major changes to minor events, through generations, through thick and thin - it is the place they turn to and refer to for all their needs, the place they come together with their friends, family, “tribe”.

For Walter Groschler, the JCC may well be providing the full cycle - this formerly active senior has now joined, at 92, the L’Chaim Adult Day Centre program located within the JCC, our therapeutic day centre for the home-bound elderly. But before that, his daughter remembers him avidly participating in the Aquafit program even before she was born - first at the Montreal YM-YWHA, then at our Vancouver JCC, where the family moved in 1996, when Walter was already 75.

“My dad continued his 3 days a week Aquafit at the JCC”, describes Erica Groschler, “he played bridge every week - both together with his good friend of many years Gunther Ehrlich who now lives in the Louis Brier Home. My dad only stopped using the weight room about 5 years ago - prior to that he was doing weights before Aquafit!”

Not only did Walter happily enjoy all the fitness and Seniors programs the JCC offers, but he brought along the entire family: his daughter Erica joined the JCC and her children were part of the day care and pre-school program, as well as Camp Shalom. Erica fondly remembers joint workouts with her father in the JCC gym and misses them, now that she has moved to White Rock. However, despite the distance and inconvenience, she has fully embraced her father’s love of the JCC and continues to send her children to Camp Shalom: “this year my son Zachary will do junior counsellor for the month of July and my daughter Nicole will come for 2 weeks of the “Halutzim” camp - they will bus in and back every day” Now that’s community!