55+/Seniors

City-Wide Services

Seniors dancingThroughout the Richmond community, programs and services for those 55+ years are offered at most community facilities, as well as the Minoru Place Activity Centre. Please refer to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide for program and service details or view specific facility details online.

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.

PDF Document Wellness Clinic Rack Card

Contact
For more information, please contact:

Debbie Hertha
Seniors Wellness Coordinator
Community Social Development
Phone: 604-238-8460
Email: Debbie.Hertha@richmond.ca

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

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

Contact
For more information, please contact:

Roop Nagra
Transportation Coordinator
Community Social Development
Phone: 604-238-8456
Email: roop.nagra@richmond.ca

Shopping Bus Service
The Shopping Bus provides service during the week to:

  • Blundell Centre (Mondays)
  • Lansdowne Mall (Thursdays)
  • Walmart, Garden City (Thursdays)

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 10th 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 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. The program is a partnership between Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, Vancouver Coastal Health and the City of Richmond. 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.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Richmond 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 Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, Vancouver Coastal Health and the City of Richmond Seniors Services. For more information, please call or leave a message at 604-279-7020 or visit www.volunteerrichmond.ca/programs/seniorsprograms  

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