We are a registered charity raising much-needed funds for seniors and older adults living at Yaletown House. The Yaletown House Foundation was formed 1993 with a  mission is to benefit our residents’ lives by raising funds equipment, capital improvements and a continuum of therapeutic programs, to enhance our residents environment in a personal, positive and compassionate manner.  Thanks to generous donors, together we are improving the quality of life one amazing person at time.

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Foundation Newsletter

The Yaletown House Foundation Newsletter is our opportunity to share stories about generous donors, dedicated volunteers, innovate therapeutic programs, and medical equipment purchased thanks to our caring community.  Recent editions are listed below.

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Therapeutic Programs

Several of our therapeutic programs rely solely on funding from donations and Provincial Gaming Grants:

  • While getting your hands dirty in the soil, HORTICULTURE THERAPY allows for socialization and sharing of past gardening experience.
  • Finding peace, hope and comfort during difficult times, our SPIRITUAL CARE PROGRAM supports residents and families.
  • The power of MUSIC THERAPY is a vital medium to engage residents and encourage lost connections in a supportive environment.
  • ART THERAPY can help recall memories, relieve stress and assist residents in discovering a hidden talent.

Together these vital therapeutic services benefit our seniors greatly.  Help make what matters »

Equipment – Bike Program

With the addition of the Orion Bike, we now have 3 specialized Bikes for tandem style rides. Since 2009 our two Duet Bikes, have been on the move thanks to our wonderful volunteers who take our seniors out for 11 ½ months out  of the year. The Orion Bike, with motorized support, was purchased in 2020 and is a unique style of riding where the rider and passenger sit side by side and the passenger has the option of peddling a little, a lot or none.  All of our specialty Bikes are designed for individuals with mobility limitations who want to get out for a ride – safely.  As with any bicycle, the Duet and Orion Bikes require regular maintenance to keep the program running.   Get us moving »

Garden CartPrograms/Supplies – Garden Plants

We call our garden ‘our little oasis in the big city’. With two outdoor spaces: rooftop and courtyard gardens, residents participate in a variety of therapeutic activities – as well as enjoy the simple pleasure of being with nature. Gardening has many benefits ranging from learning a new activity, rediscovering a past interest, encouraging social interaction and offering physical exercise. Maintaining the beauty of our gardens is an ongoing expense, as we need a diversity of plant supplies from annuals, perennials, seeds and soil. Led by a professional Horticultural Therapist, gardening is very popular with our residents, especially those with strong links to past experiences. By supporting Horticulture Therapy, you are giving to an environment that promotes self-esteem, creativity, and enjoyment.   Keep us Beautiful»

Equipment –  Meal Delivery Carts

In response to the rising need need for modified diets and therapies for seniors with swallowing conditions we need to implement a new meal cart delivery system. The Aladdin Temp-Rite Carts will allow us to accommodate residents who are unable to attend meals in the main dinning room due to health or mobility.  The Temp-Rite Cart design allows for two separate compartments for hot and cold food options in one cart.  This feature will ensure the residents’ intake needs and food choice is at the forefront regardless of meal location. Let’s Eat»

Building Improvements- Main Floor Lounge Furniture

After 11 years of well-loved and constant use, we require upgrades to our seating complement in the main lounge.  The plan is to replace the lounge seating with hospital grade, infection control materials. The seat frames will be constructed to withstand substantial and heavy use and offer added protection from potential damage from wheelchairs and walkers.. Improve our space»

Building Improvements- Courtyard Garden Redevelopment

A beautiful setting for residents, families and friends to spend quality time, our courtyard garden space is our little oasis in the big city. Redevelopment plans include accessible planters, comfortable seating, tables, perimeter security, lighting, shade and mature trees.  The courtyard is ideal for variety of activities from horticulture programs that will see residents growing a variety of plants and flowers to simply a pleasant area for a visit.  As many of our seniors have strong links to past gardening experiences the redesigned space will grow opportunities for them to continue their love of garden and give them a sense of pride and accomplishment. Help us Grow »

Every dollar counts. We are grateful for our community who generously give to the Foundation.

Memorial or Honorarium Gifts

Gifts to the Foundation that honor a family member or friend are a thoughtful long-term expression of recognition and tribute to our resident’s life. When Memorial donations are made, the resident’s name is added to our Donor Memorial Wall, as well thank you cards are sent to the appropriate individuals.  Make a Gift»

Ways to Give

  • On line with your credit card via Canadahelps.
  • By phone at 604 689-0022 during reception hours (M-F 8:30am-4pm) with your credit card.
  • By cash or cheque in the mail or in person at 1099 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5A8
  • We also accept publicly traded securities at the full value of the shares on the day they are donated to Yaletown House. Donors do not pay capital gains tax on the appreciated value on the securities (such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds).  This means that you will save substantially more in taxes by giving the equivalent in cash.

To learn more about Fundraising and the Yaletown House Foundation please contact Lynn Parkin at 604.806.4210 or via e-mail: lparkin@yaletown.org.

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