“I was afraid, guilty, and overstressed. Self-awareness has helped me make important changes. I finally have my own life again!” 

- Education Series Participant

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Relax, Recharge, Reset

Your health and well-being is important. Take a break and join one of our workshops.

Click on "Workshops & Events" to see what's coming up next.

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Education & Support Series

Next Start Date: Nov 17
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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.

What's New

Hello from the Caregiver Navigator

Meet our Caregiver Navigator, who is there for you when you need information, a listening ear, or something fun to do!

Posted November 10, 2020
Workshops & Events
January 2021 27

Exercise Together at Home (Chinese Class) 家中運動- 強健心肺,增強抵抗力

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February 2021 4 - 11

Getting to Know Dementia 認識腦退化症 - 溝通和技巧 ,行為反應

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February 2021 5

Chair Yoga

A great way for older adults to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga......

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February 2021 10

Exercise Together at Home (English Class)

Suitable for individuals of all ages and abilities, even those who are frail, deconditioned or mobility restricted.

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Videos

Hopefully one of the many workshop recordings and videos we've created will help you find a little me-time whenever you need it.

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

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
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
Services for Caregivers & Seniors during COVID-19 Resources & Services 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.

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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Contact the Caregiver Hub

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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