Seniors Planning and Strategy Development
Seniors in Richmond are a diverse and growing demographic. The City of Richmond is committed to planning for the evolving needs of seniors in the community through its plans and strategies, which are outlined below.
Seniors Strategy (2022-2032)
On September 26, 2022, City Council adopted the City of Richmond Seniors Strategy (2022-2032), which will guide the work of the City and community partners to support seniors living in Richmond over the next ten years. The purpose of the Strategy is to address the needs of the growing population of seniors in Richmond. The Strategy does this by building on a solid foundation of community supports and programs that enable and empower seniors to be healthy, active and connected to the community.
Engaging Seniors in Age-Friendly Planning - 2020
Funded by a 2019 Age-Friendly Communities Grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), the goal of the Engaging Seniors in Age-Friendly Planning project was to provide the City of Richmond and other organizations with a framework to guide the engagement of seniors in age-friendly planning in neighbourhoods throughout the city. The project built on previous age-friendly planning initiatives in Richmond, including the 2015-2019 Age Friendly Action Plan.
Engaging Seniors in Age-Friendly Planning 2020 Final Report
Dementia-Friendly Community Action Plan - 2019
On September 23, 2019, City Council adopted the Dementia-Friendly Community Action Plan 2019 for Richmond. The 25 actions outlined in the Plan will help to ensure that Richmond residents living with dementia as well as their families and caregivers are included, supported and valued, and that they continue to stay active and engaged with the community.
The above strategies and plans build on previous initiatives that support seniors in Richmond. A timeline of the various seniors-related plans and strategies is shown in the figure below.
Richmond Seniors Advisory Committee (RSAC)
The Richmond Seniors Advisory Committee (RSAC) provides advice to City Council to support the well-being of the 55+ population in Richmond and encourages the Richmond community to be involved in developing solutions to address seniors’ needs.