Seniors Wellness Coordinator: Debbie Hertha
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.
2015 Wellness Clinic Rack Card
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
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
- 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, call 604-279-7020 or email
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.
Activate! Wellness Fair
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Connect! • Have fun! • Try something new!
The 2015 Activate Wellness Fair was a roaring success with hundreds of older adults taking part. If you missed the interactive workshops, key note speaker on brain health, or the more than 40 vendors, look for the next Activate in 2017! Until then check out the programs for 55+ at Minoru Place and your local Community Centres.