Adult Day Program

Board Member John Marriott, in the back, delivers a new bus from the Foundation to staff of the Adult Day Program.                                                                                                                                            Photo credit: Don Bodger

The Adult Day Program, operated by Island Health, provides social and recreational activities, personal care and caregiver respite for the frail elderly and disabled. There is a comfortable suite on the lower floor of the Health Care Centre opening onto gardens with a spectacular view of the sea. The Adult Day Program provides significant caregiver respite during the day for those challenged by looking after loved ones at home. Transportation to and from the Adult Day Program is provided in a bus that was provided by the Foundation.

The “Sunshine Girls” entertaining participants of the Adult Day Program. Music and other entertainment in the Program is funded by the Foundation.

 Referrals into the Adult Day Program are managed by Home and Community Care.

For general inquiries call: 250-739-5749

Toll free: 1-877-734-4101

Click here for a link to the Home and Community Care Program


The Chemainus Health Care Foundation has made major contributions to the Adult Day Program as it provides such a valuable and needed service to the community.  The Foundation provides a multi-passenger bus to transport program participants to the centre and for day trips.  Operational costs are shared between the Foundation and Island Health.  The Foundation also purchased a tub for the program to facilitate client bathing, when it is too difficult to do at home.  In addition, a major renovation to the Adult Day Program space was funded by the Foundation, costing approximately $250,000.00.  This greatly expanded and improved the available space and extends the time during the year the out-door patio and gardens can be used.  The Foundation has also purchased other equipment and lounge chairs for the program participants.

Enjoying the view from the deck of the Adult Day Program at the Chemainus Health Care Centre.