55+/Seniors

City-Wide Services

Health/Wellness Programs 
Seniors Wellness Coordinator: Debbie Hertha
Phone: 604-238-8460

Wellness Clinics and Holistic Health Services
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 to allow for relaxation and healing to take place naturally. Find more details in the flyer below.     

PDF Document 2015 Wellness Clinic Rack Card


Other Services

Older Adult Events
Find out about the many opportunities and events within the community by viewing the Recreation and Culture Guide or visiting the online Calendar of Events.

Community Leisure Transportation
This service ensures seniors, youth, persons with disabilities and all other Richmond residents have a transportation option to community programs, services and special events. This affordable transportation option for community organizations offers a fleet of buses that can accommodate 16 to 22 passengers.

Transportation Coordinator: Roop Nagra
Phone: 604-238-8456

Shopping Bus Service
Shop at the following destinations:

Mondays - Blundell Centre
Thursdays - Lansdowne Mall

This service is $2 round trip. Bus storage is limited, so only purchases that can be carried are accepted. Call 604-238-8456 for schedules and more information.

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 online.

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
  • SAFER
  • Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters
  • Grocery shopping services
  • Citizenship
  • 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, call 604-279-7020 or email
infoandreferral@volunteerrichmond.ca.

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 is a partnership program between Volunteer Richmond Information Services, Richmond Health Services and the City of Richmond Seniors Services. Call or leave a message at 604-279-7034 or visit www.volunteerrichmond.ca.

Events

Activate! Wellness Fair

Activate LogoWednesday, March 18, 2015
10:00 am. - 4:00 pm

Connect! • Have fun! • Try something new!

For a complete schedule, download and print off a copy or pick one up at Minoru Place Activity Centre.

PDF Document Activate! Wellness Fair 2015 brochure

Simplified schedule

Guest Speaker and Welcome from Mayor Malcolm Brodie
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Gary Anaka speaks on the topic of Brain Wellness—The Secrets for Longevity. In this energetic and lively session filled with hope and optimism, learn about workable strategies for maintaining your quality of life. This workshop is informational and transformational in nature. Seating is limited.

Information Fair
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm
Visit displays from 40+ local organizations that offer a wide range of programs, products and services that focus on health, wellness, prevention, independence
and safety specifically for adults 55+ years.

Clubs and Groups showcase
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carpet bowling, drumming, ukulele, Chinese multicultural arts and dancing and more.

Interactive Sessions
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Richmond Fire-Rescue Mobile Fire Safety Education Trailer. Minoru Plaza
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Activate! Workshop: Activate Memories!         954808
Brighouse (Main) Library, 2nd floor Community Place

Workshops: The Taboo Talks (registration required)
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 - 11:45 am
Incontinence 101                                                954508
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Let’s Talk About Men’s Health                         954558
1:00 - 1:45 pm
The Avoided Topic of Elder Abuse                  954658
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Is Forgetfulness a Concern?                           954708
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Myths about Liver Disease                               954758

Lunch to go and transportation available
Lunch available by pre-order by March 11 and round trip bus transportation from select community centres. Call 604-238-8450 for details.

3 ways to register
• Internet: www.richmond.ca/register
• Registration Call Centre: 604-276-4300
Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
• In person: During facility hours

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