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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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February 2024 27

Knit 'n Giggle : DIY Tummy Tickler - Knitted Finger Puppet workshop (English/Cantonese)/織笑樂: DIY 針織手指布偶工作坊(英粵雙語)

Dive into the whimsical world of knitting at our DIY Tummy Tickler - Knitted Finger Puppet Workshop! No experience needed, just bring your enthusiasm and join us for a laughter-filled afternoon of crafting adorable puppets. 在我們的DIY 針織手指布偶工作坊中,融入編織的奇幻世界吧!無需經驗,只需帶上您的熱情,與我們一同度過一個充滿歡笑的下午,親手編織可愛的玩偶。

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March 2024 1

Arm Chair Yoga

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

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March 2024 4

Canvas in Bloom: Acrylic Flower Painting Delight( English/Mandarin) 畫布繽紛花事:丙烯花卉繪畫工作坊(英語/國語)

Dive into the world of acrylic flower painting at our enchanting workshop! Suitable for all skill levels, our expert instructors will guide you step-by-step to create vibrant floral masterpieces on canvas. Limited spots available, so reserve now for a blooming experience that sparks your passion for art! . 深入我們迷人的丙烯花卉畫工作坊!適合所有水平,我們的專業導師將逐步引導您在畫布上創作充滿生氣的花卉傑作。名額有限,立即預訂,感受一場激發您對藝術熱情的盛放體驗!

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March 2024 11

Gallery at Home: The Wall Art Adventure(English/Cantonese)家中畫廊:牆壁藝術工作坊(英粵雙語)

Transform your living space with our enchanting Wall Art Workshop! Immerse yourself in creativity as skilled instructors guide you to craft unique wall pieces, tailored to your style. Join us for an inspiring session and let your walls tell your story with a masterpiece! 透過我們迷人的牆壁藝術工作坊,改變您的居住空間吧!在專業導師的引領下,沉浸於創意之中,打造獨特風格的牆壁藝術品。參與這場啟發性的工作坊,讓您的牆壁透過傑作講述屬於您的故事!

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March 2024 12

Joyful Harvest: Carrot Magnet Crafting Fun (Mandarin)/歡樂的豐收:胡蘿蔔磁鐵工作坊(國語)

Join our 'Carrot Refrigerator Magnet Workshop' for a playful crafting experience! Suitable for all ages, this delightful session guides you in creating charming carrot-shaped magnets, adding a touch of whimsy to your kitchen. Spice up your fridge with these cute and functional masterpieces! 參加我們的「胡蘿蔔冰箱磁鐵工作坊」,享受一場充滿趣味的手作體驗!適合各個年齡層,這個愉快的活動將引導您親手製作迷人的胡蘿蔔形狀磁鐵,為您的廚房增添一絲俏皮風情。用這些可愛且實用的傑作為您的冰箱增色添彩吧!

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March 2024 13

Introduction to Watercolor (English & Cantonese) 水彩繪畫初班 (英粵双語)

Unleash your creativity and dive into the captivating world of watercolors in our "Introduction to Watercolor" workshop. Join us for an enchanting journey where expert guidance meets artistic expression, allowing you to discover the magic of this mesmerizing medium. 解放您的創意,在我們的「水彩入門」工作坊中,潛入迷人的水彩世界。加入我們,將專業指導與藝術表達相結合,發現這迷人媒材的魔力。

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March 2024 15

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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March 2024 15

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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March 2024 18

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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March 2024 19

Magical Bunny Moments: Create Your Own Easter Charm (English/Cantonese)/織笑樂:魔幻兔子時刻:打造屬於你的 復活節兔子籃工作坊(英粵雙語)

Immerse yourself in the Easter spirit with our 'DIY Easter Bunny Basket Workshop'! Suitable for all ages, this enchanting workshop guides you in creating adorable bunny-themed baskets, adding a personalized touch to your Easter celebrations. Join us for a joy-filled crafting experience, and make your Easter egg hunts extra special with charming, handmade bunny baskets! 藉著參加我們的「DIY 復活節兔子籃工作坊」,深刻感受復活節的歡樂氛圍!適合各個年齡層,這個迷人的工作坊將引導您親手製作可愛的兔子主題籃子,為您的復活節慶典增添個人風采。加入我們,享受充滿歡樂的手作體驗,讓您的復活節彩蛋尋找活動更加特別,擁有迷人的手工兔子籃!

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March 2024 20

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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March 2024 22

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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March 2024 22

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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March 2024 28

Decode, Choose, Thrive: Your Interactive Nutrition Tour Begins (English)解碼、選擇、茁壯:與註冊營養師的營養之旅 (英語)

Embark on a dynamic Nutrition Tour led by experienced dietitians at your PriceSmart ( Supermarket). Explore food labels, cultivate healthier habits, and customize nutrition to individual needs. Join us for an enriching hands-on experience in understanding dietary wellness. 踏上由經驗豐富的營養師引領的生動營養之旅,探索食品標籤、培養更健康的習慣,並為個別需求度身訂造營養。參與這豐富的實地體驗,深入了解飲食健康。

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March 2024 28

Decode, Choose, Thrive: Your Interactive Nutrition Tour Begins (Mandarin)解碼、選擇、茁壯:與註冊營養師的營養之旅 (國語)

Embark on a dynamic Nutrition Tour led by experienced dietitians at your PriceSmart ( Supermarket). Explore food labels, cultivate healthier habits, and customize nutrition to individual needs. Join us for an enriching hands-on experience in understanding dietary wellness. 踏上由經驗豐富的營養師引領的生動營養之旅,探索食品標籤、培養更健康的習慣,並為個別需求度身訂造營養。參與這豐富的實地體驗,深入了解飲食健康。

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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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Let us know how we can support you on your caregiving journey! Whether you have questions about our services, or are looking for a specific resource, we'd love to hear from you! Simply complete the contact form below, or call us at 604-279-7020.

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