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
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
Offered in partnership with the United Way of the Lower Mainland, our Family & Friend Caregiver Hub was created to promote the health and well-being of seniors who provide unpaid care to another older adult.
Through the Hub, caregivers can access peer support, recreational and educational workshops, online resources, and a range of other services. To learn more, call 604-279-7020.
The Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub is funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way. Additional support is provided by Family Caregivers of BC, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Shoppers Drug Mart.