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Our Services

To ensure that caregivers have access to the support they need,
all services are free of charge and
available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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Workshops & Events
June 2024 24

Mastering the Canvas: Advanced Painting Class for Artists (English & Cantonese) 掌握畫布之道:藝術家專屬高級繪畫班(英粵双語)

Elevate your artistic prowess in our exclusive Advanced Painting Class, designed for seasoned artists seeking to surpass their creative boundaries. With facilitator recommendation for admission, join us on a transformative journey, surrounded by a supportive community of like-minded individuals, to unlock your full artistic potential. 在我們獨家的高階繪畫課程中提升您的藝術造詣,專為有豐富經驗的藝術家而設計,旨在突破創意的邊界。透過導師的推薦才可入選,加入我們,融入一個支持性的社群,發現並釋放您的完整藝術潛能,踏上一段具有轉化性的旅程。

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June 2024 28

Breath Work and Meditation (Zoom/English)

With the guidance of a licensed facilitator, get a profound understanding of breathwork (pranayama) and meditation and learn how to use your breath like a wonderful tool to start controlling all systems in your body.

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June 2024 28

Ink and Grace: Discover the Timeless Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy (Cantonese)- 墨與雅致:探索中國書法的永恆美麗(粵語)

Unlock the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy in our Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy class. Explore the graceful strokes and immerse yourself in this ancient art form while our experienced instructors provide all the necessary supplies. Join us to discover the art of brushwork and create your own stunning masterpieces. 在我們的中國書法入門班中,開啟中國書法之美。探索優雅的筆觸,沉浸於這古老的藝術形式中,而我們經驗豐富的導師將提供所有必要的用品。加入我們,發現毛筆藝術,創作屬於您自己的令人驚艷之作。

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July 2024 5

Arm Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a great way for older adults to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga.

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July 2024 5

Blooms & Bands: Crafting Floral Ring Magic Workshop (English/Cantonese)花之魔法:自製鮮花指環工作坊(英粵雙語)

Immerse yourself in a world of floral creativity at our DIY Floral Ring Workshop! Learn the art of crafting exquisite floral rings using fresh blooms and unleash your inner designer. Join us for a memorable experience as you create personalized floral accessories that reflect your unique style and flair! 參加我們的自製鮮花指環工作坊,讓您的創意綻放!在這裡,您將學習如何用新鮮花朵打造獨一無二的指環,輕鬆愉快地度過美好時光。不要錯過這個機會,在風格中注入自然之美,讓您的造型更加迷人!

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July 2024 9

Balloon Fantasia: Create Your Own Balloon Dolls (English/Cantonese)/氣球幻想:打造您的自製氣球玩偶工作坊(英粵雙語)

Join our whimsical DIY Balloon Dolls Workshop and let your creativity soar! Learn the art of balloon twisting to create charming balloon characters that will enchant any event. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, this workshop guarantees a delightful experience as you craft your own adorable balloon dolls. 參加我們的奇幻自製氣球玩偶工作坊,讓您的創意飛翔!學習氣球捏造的藝術,製作迷人的氣球角色,為任何活動帶來魔幻的氛圍。適合所有技能水平,這個工作坊保證給您一個愉快的體驗,讓您打造出自己可愛的氣球玩偶。

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July 2024 11

Caregiver Resilience Seminar: Enhancing the Ability to Cope with Stress and Challenges(Cantonese) (照護者的韌性講座:提升應對壓力和挑戰的能力 (粵語)

Join our "Caregiver Resilience" seminar to learn how to identify and manage stress and build psychological resilience. Master practical strategies to tackle challenges and understand the importance of self-care. Enhance your resilience and caregiving skills, and thrive during difficult times! 加入我們的「照護者的韌性」講座,學習識別和管理壓力,培養心理韌性。掌握應對挑戰的實用策略,強調自我照顧的重要性。提升韌性,增強您的照護技能,讓自己在困難時期茁壯成長!

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July 2024 12

Introduction to Music Reading and Playing (Cantonese)-學習如何使用簡譜法閱讀音符

Introduction of different musical instruments. Learn how to read and play music using different instruments. Numbered Musical Notation method used. 介紹不同的樂器。學習如何使用不同的樂器閱讀和演奏音樂。使用簡譜法。

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July 2024 13

Personal Advanced Planning Workshop (Cantonese)安排個人計劃講座-授權書及法律文件處理(粵語)

Join our "Advanced Personal Planning" seminar to gain in-depth knowledge about Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney, and Representation Agreement. Learn essential skills for managing health, personal care, financial, and legal matters when needed. Enhance your planning abilities to ensure your wishes are respected and gain peace of mind! 加入我們的「安排個人計劃-授權書及法律文件處理」講座,深入了解授權書、持久授權書和代表協議。掌握在需要時管理健康、個人護理、財務和法律事務的關鍵知識。提升您的規劃技能,確保您的意願得到尊重,獲得安心的保障!

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July 2024 16

Chic Creations: DIY Fabric Necklace Workshop (Mandarin)/時尚創作:自製布藝項鍊工作坊 (國語)

Explore your creativity at our DIY Fabric Necklace Workshop tailored for caregivers! Learn to craft exquisite fabric necklaces, adding a touch of elegance to your wardrobe. Join us for a relaxing and fulfilling experience, where you'll create beautiful accessories to cherish. 在我們專為照護者設計的自製布藝項鍊工作坊 中發揮您的創造力吧!學習製作精美的布料項鍊,為您的服裝增添一抹優雅。加入我們,享受輕鬆充實的體驗,製作珍愛的美麗配飾。

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July 2024 19

Breath Work and Meditation (Zoom/Punjabi/Hindi)/ਪ੍ਰਾਣਾਯਾਮ ਅਤੇ ਮੇਡੀਟੇਸ਼ਨ (Zoom)

With the guidance of a licensed facilitator, get a profound understanding of breathwork (pranayama) and meditation and learn how to use your breath like a wonderful tool to start controlling all systems in your body.

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July 2024 19

Ink and Grace: Discover the Timeless Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy (Cantonese)- 墨與雅致:探索中國書法的永恆美麗(粵語)

Unlock the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy in our Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy class. Explore the graceful strokes and immerse yourself in this ancient art form while our experienced instructors provide all the necessary supplies. Join us to discover the art of brushwork and create your own stunning masterpieces. 在我們的中國書法入門班中,開啟中國書法之美。探索優雅的筆觸,沉浸於這古老的藝術形式中,而我們經驗豐富的導師將提供所有必要的用品。加入我們,發現毛筆藝術,創作屬於您自己的令人驚艷之作。

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July 2024 19

Support Group for Male Caregivers (English)

A place for unpaid male caregivers to connect with your peers and gain insight from each other's experiences.

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July 2024 23

Lip Magic: Handmade Balm Workshop( English)唇部魔法:潤唇膏製作工作坊(英語)

Join our DIY Lip Balm Making Workshop designed for caregivers! Learn to create natural, nourishing lip balm with simple ingredients in a fun and relaxing environment. Take home your personalized lip balm and enjoy a creative, rewarding experience! 加入我們專為照護者設計的潤唇膏製作工作坊吧!在輕鬆愉快的環境中,學習使用簡單的成分製作天然滋養的護唇膏。帶回您親手製作的護唇膏,享受一次創意十足且充實的體驗!

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July 2024 24

Healthy Cooking Class (English)

Learn the art of cooking quick, healthy and delicious meals with Chef Willie Chan in our interactive Healthy Cooking Class. Elevate your culinary skills while enjoying mouthwatering dishes and embark on a flavorful journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

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July 2024 26

Breath Work and Meditation (Zoom/English)

With the guidance of a licensed facilitator, get a profound understanding of breathwork (pranayama) and meditation and learn how to use your breath like a wonderful tool to start controlling all systems in your body.

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July 2024 26

Historic Haven: Unveiling London Farm - Field Trip: 尋蹤古蹟:探索列治文倫敦農場之旅

Embark on a captivating journey with our caregiver program as we explore the historic London Farm in Richmond! Immerse yourself in the tranquility of rural life while discovering the rich heritage of this charming farm. Join us for an unforgettable outing filled with hands-on activities and opportunities to connect with fellow caregivers amidst the serene beauty of London Farm. 跟隨我們的照護者計畫,踏上一段迷人之旅,探索位於列治文的歷史悠久的倫敦農場!在這個迷人農場中,沉浸在鄉村生活的寧靜氛圍中,發現豐富的歷史遺產。加入我們,參與活動,與其他照護者一同在倫敦農場優美的環境中創造難忘的回憶!

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July 2024 29

Scratch to Life: Creative Scratch Art Painting Workshop(English/Mandarin)/刮畫創意工作坊(英國雙語)

Unleash your artistic potential by joining our Scratch Painting Art Workshop! Explore this unique technique and create vibrant artworks by scratching away the dark surface. Regardless of skill level, this workshop offers a relaxing and enjoyable artistic experience for everyone. 釋放您的藝術潛力,參加我們的刮畫藝術工作坊!探索這種獨特的技藝,通過刮除黑暗表面創作出鮮豔的藝術作品。無論技能水平如何,這個工作坊將為您提供一個放鬆而有趣的藝術體驗。

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Introducing the Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub

October 27, 2020

Nutrition and Healthy Diet

May 05, 2022

Chinese 粵語: Coping with Insomnia 睡眠與健康

March 12, 2021

Embracing 2021 the Vibrant Way with Intention & Goal Setting

January 20, 2021

Tapping to Wellness

December 18, 2020

The Bridge to Mindfulness

November 20, 2020

Chinese 粵語/國語: General Nutrition for Seniors & Caregivers 老友記日常健康飲食

November 13, 2020

Chinese 粵語: Introducing the Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub

October 27, 2020

What Brings Us Joy

October 15, 2020

Relax, Recharge, Reset recording: Yoga with Elle

August 31, 2020

Relax, Recharge, Reset recording: Lines to Mindfulness (an Art as Therapy workshop)

July 31, 2020
Resources

Looking for information & resources?

You can search our resource catalogue by keyword and/or select from the category list.

Title Category Format
No or Low Cost Community Meals and Food Programs - City of Richmond General Website Download
Retirement Ready Quiz General Website Download
Guaranteed Income Supplement - Allowance General Website Download
Guaranteed Income Supplement General Website Download
Old Age Security General Website Download
Retirement Hub - Learn & Plan for your retirement General Website Download
Old Age Security Benefits Estimator General Website Download
Are you Family or Friend Caregiver? - Check list ( Traditional Chinese) General Website Download
Are you a Family or Friend Caregiver? - check list (Simplified Chinese) General Website Download
Are you Family or Friend Caregiver? - Check list (English) General Website Download
Free Product Installation and Energy Coaching - BC Hydro Resources & Services Website Download
Preparedness for emergency checklist - English version Resources & Services Website Download
Richmond RCMP Block Watch General Website Download
Top 10 Frauds: Grandparent, Romance, Investment Scams, and More! General Website Download
Pandemic Recover And Resilience: Self Assessment & Toolkit General Website Download
Richmond Attachment Program - The Richmond Attachment Program is a strategy continuing from the A GP for Me initiative. Resources & Services Website Download
Health Connect Registry- help you find a primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). Resources & Services Website Download
Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub Library - Rules & Regulations Resources & Services PDF Download
Services for Caregivers & Seniors during COVID-19 - Chinese version Resources & Services PDF Download
Services for Caregivers & Seniors during COVID-19 - English version Resources & Services PDF Download
Chronic Pain Care (慢性病疼痛護理/中英雙語材料) General PDF Download
Mental Wellness Session 1-Aging & Mood Changes General PDF Download
My Voice---Advance Care Planning Guide General PDF Download
Caregiver Resilience 2021-Chinese version (做一个有韧性的照顾者-中文版材料) General PDF Download
Caregiver Resilience 2021-English version Self-Care PDF Download
2021-2022 Richmond Seniors Directory General Website Download
Getting a Break From Caring: Respite Options Resources & Services Website Download
How Do You Know When Your Spouse or Aging Parent Needs More Care? Resources & Services Website Download
Timely Tips for Working Caregivers (Simplified Chinese) Resources & Services PDF Download
Timely Tips for Working Caregivers (English) Resources & Services PDF Download
Pathways Chinese Support General Website Download
Visual Record Release & Liability Waiver General PDF Download
Financial Assistance for Caregivers General PDF Download
Gluu Tech Society - Free digital skills training for seniors Resources & Services Website Download
Seniors Community Support Services - Brochure (Chinese 中文) Resources & Services PDF Download
Seniors Community Support Services - Brochure (English) Resources & Services PDF Download
Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub - Brochure (Chinese 中文) Resources & Services PDF Download
Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub - Brochure (English) Resources & Services PDF Download
Guide to Joining a Zoom Meeting (Chinese 中文 - 如何加入Zoom網上會議) General PDF Download
Guide to Joining a Zoom Meeting (English) General PDF Download

Additional Resources

We think these organizations have some great resources for caregivers. Go ahead and take a look.

VCH Caregiver Support
Family & Friend Caregivers Information and Resource Handbook
Family Caregivers of British Columbia
FAQ
I'm new to caregiving, where do I start? You've come to the right place. Here are some suggestions for you, feel free to contact us for more.

  • Learn as much as you can about the care recipient's condition and treatment, so that you know what is going on and what you need to do.
  • Find support from family, friends, volunteers and your local health network. You may think this is your responsibility to care for a loved one, but you don't have to do it alone.
  • There is home and community care available through Richmond Home Health (604-875-4510).
  • Richmond Better at Home (604-279-7021) offers services to help seniors remain independent in their own homes and stay connected with the community.
  • There's also our Caregiver Hub, offering one-on-one coaching and emotional support, information & referral, educational workshops and support groups, contact us today.

How can I help my loved ones from afar? A family/friend caregiver may be anyone who provides unpaid care - they could be a family member, friend, neighbour, or volunteer. They could be living in the same home, same city, or even a different country. There are many ways to provide care and it doesn't have to be just one person to do it all.

If you live far from the person you are caring for, and daily or weekly visits are not possible, you can still provide great care. Communication is the key.

  • Stay in touch with your loved ones, as well as other family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals, with regular phone calls, video calls, online meetings etc.
  • Develop a good understanding of the care recipient's health issues and other needs.
  • Rather than feeling guilty about the ways you can't contribute, focus on what you can do to support your loved one.
How can I find caregiving resources in Richmond? As the population ages, more caregiving is being provided by people who aren't healthcare professionals. However, family and friends who are actively caring for an older adult often don't self-identify as a "caregiver". Recognizing this role can help caregivers receive the support they need.

  • You can reach out to your family doctor or a healthcare professional.
  • Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub provides emotional support, information & referrals, and educational workshops to caregivers and promotes the importance of self-care as part of your caregiving duties. Take a look around our website and get in touch with us.
Are there any government benefits or subsidies to help with the cost of caring? There are no direct benefits or subsidies for caregivers at the moment, however, the following may help in some way.


Family Caregivers of British Columbia has put together a document on "Financial Assistant for Caregivers", you can find this in our Resources section.
How can I tell if caregiving is putting too much stress on me? Caregiving can have many rewards. For most caregivers, being there when a loved one needs you is a core value and something you wish to provide. But you may be so focused on your loved one that you don't realize your own health and well-being are suffering. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress:

  • Feeling overwhelmed or constantly worried
  • Feeling tired often
  • Getting too much sleep or not enough sleep
  • Gaining or losing weight quickly
  • Becoming easily irritated or angry
  • Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • Having frequent headaches, bodily pain, or other physical problems
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications

Chronic stress can harm your health and may cause you to relinquish your caregiving duties sooner. It's not selfish to take care of yourself, it is wise.

The Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub is funded by
the Government of BC and managed by the United Way

Additional support is provided by the following:

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