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Arcus Community Resources would like to thank the Tetra Society for the commitment to providing adapted equipment for people with disabilities.”

Dorothy T. Belair, Recreation therapist at Arcus Community Resources, Maple Ridge, BC









Tetra works with people with disabilities, without regard to the reason for their disabilities.

Seniors are the fastest growing population segment in Canada and the United States. According to Health Canada, 4.2 million Canadians are 65 or older. By the year 2035, that number will double to almost nine million people, representing nearly one-quarter of Canada's population.

Many seniors are people with acquired disabilities. Everyone experiences a decline in physical function as a natural part of the aging process. This can be due to arthritis, lower back pain or numerous other causes.

Many seniors believe – quite mistakenly – that Tetra exists only to serve people with spinal cord injury. Tetra works with people with physical disabilities, without regard to the reason for their disabilities.

Over the years, Tetra volunteers have created many devices for seniors, enabling people to maintain their independence. Devices can be related to the home, mobility or any leisure pursuit.

Overcoming barriers

Identify a challenge you want to overcome, then contact us – either through your local coordinator or directly at head office.

A volunteer will contact you to discuss your ideas and work with you to make sure the project meets your requirements.

You will not be billed for the volunteer’s time – just asked to repay (if possible) materials and mileage costs.


What is possible

  • Book holder

  • Cane modifications

  • Commode modification

  • Cupholder

  • Door remote

  • Grab bars

  • Raised bed

  • Reacher

  • Scooter modifications

  • Stove timer shut-off

  • Stroller/Wheelchair

  • Table riser

  • Toilet transfer

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste modifications

  • Walker with seat

  • Wheelchair tray

  • Wrist support

Thank you

Thank you to the United Way of the Lower Mainland for their support of Tetra's work with Vancouver-area seniors.