Seniors
Did you know?
More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $4.5 million in nearly 50 Forever Funds, returning CPI plus 4%.
In 2017, the Foundation distributed $212,970 as community and Canada 150 grants, scholarships, and charitable disbursements.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
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Seniors Community Support Services

Helping Seniors Stay Independent Longer

RCRG is one of Richmond’s largest providers of seniors’ services. 

It starts with Information & Referral, where our trained volunteers help seniors and their families find information on everything from housing to government pensions to the BC Medical Services Plan. Our I & R service is completely free of charge, and available in multiple languages. Funding is provided by Vancouver Coastal Health. 

Next up is Grocery Shopping. There are different variations of this service, depending on a client's particular needs, but the general idea is always the same: if a senior, due to health or mobility issues, can no longer shop for themselves, we'll do it for them, and even deliver their groceries! This allows seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Our Grocery Shopping services are co-funded by Vancouver Coastal Health and the Province of British Columbia, through the Better at Home program. 

In our Senior Peer Counselling program, trained volunteers - all seniors themselves - help guide older adults through times of emotional distress. 

Last but not least, our Community Action Ambassadors - another incredible team of older adult volunteers - attend wellness clinics and community events, where they provide information on healthy aging, including mental health issues and the use of alcohol and drugs.

Please call 604-279-7020 to:

1) Schedule an Information & Referral appointment

2) Find out more about our Grocery Shopping services

3) Get further information on the Senior Peer Counselling program

Richmond Better at Home

Funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, the Better at Home program exists to reduce isolation, enhance mobility, and support independence among BC’s multicultural seniors population. 

As Richmond’s Better at Home lead agency, RCRG offers transportation, friendly visiting, light housekeeping, and grocery shopping services. With these supports in place, seniors can choose to remain in their homes and still stay connected to the community. 

Please call 604-279-7021 to: 

1) Register for Richmond Better at Home services

2) Schedule a Richmond Better at Home service

3) Cancel a Richmond Better at Home service

4) Request additional information

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Better at Home is funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by the United Way.

Explore Further

• Seniors Community Support Services Brochure: English | Chinese