Seniors Wellness Coordinator: Keith Yee
Retired volunteer nurses are available to take your blood pressure and to discuss medications and any other health concerns you may have, all at no cost. Therapeutic touch, reflexology and Reiki sessions are available for a minimum donation of $10.00. These sessions stimulate the flow of energy throughout the body so that healing can take place naturally and the body can relax. For more details please read the following flyer.
Older Adult Events
To find out about the many opportunities and events within the community, please refer to the Recreation and Culture Guide or visit the online Calendar of Events for special event information.
Community Leisure Transportation
Transportation Coordinator: Erika Goroztieta
Core Shopping Bus
A shopping bus is available each Monday and Thursday. On Mondays, bus transportation is provided to and from Blundell Centre and on Thursdays to and from Lansdowne Centre. Please call 604-238-8450 for more information and for a schedule of pick up and drop off times.
Multilingual Seniors Guides
The 9th Edition of the BC Seniors Guide for programs and benefits is available for viewing online at http://www.seniorsbc.ca/guide/ or a copy can be picked up from the Seniors Coordinator at your local community centre. Electronic versions of the 2009 guide in Punjabi, Chinese and French are also available on line.
Seniors Information & Referral
This free service provides a vital link between seniors and eligible services and benefits. Trained senior volunteers assist other seniors by helping with the completion of forms and by making referrals to services and programs available in the community. Information & Referral (I & R) Counsellors can assist with:
- BC Medical Plan
- Long-Term Care
- Fair Pharmacare
- Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Old Age Pension
- Canada Pension Plan
- Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters
- Grocery shopping services
- Senior peer counselling programs and more.
This program is a partnership between Volunteer Richmond Information Services, Richmond Health Services and the City of Richmond, Seniors Services. Office hours are Monday to Friday at the Caring Place (#140-7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond). To make an appointment please call 604-279-7020 or email email@example.com.
Seniors Peer Counselling
Trained senior volunteers guide and support peers through difficult times such as retirement and relationship concerns and times of anxiety and depression. Free weekly one-on-one counselling sessions are available with no formal referral needed.
This program is a partnership program between Volunteer Richmond Information Services, Richmond Health Services and the City of Richmond, Seniors Services. Please call or leave a message at 604-279-7034 or visit www.volunteerrichmond.ca.
Activate! Wellness Fair
Thank you to all that attended the Activate! Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. We hope that you left feeling healthier, energized and inspired!
Please check back in early 2015 for details about the next Activate! Wellness Fair in two years .