Supporting Richmond Seniors during COVID-19
Take Care of Yourself and Others
During the current COVID-19 outbreak, the City encourages residents to make time to stay physically and mentally well: eat healthy, be as active as possible and stay connected to others.
For online activities and resources for 55+ please visit: Richmond Connects
Richmond Seniors Resource Guide
The prepared booklet includes key resources with corresponding contact details to assist the community.
City staff are available by phone and email.
Seniors Wellness Coordinator
Pick Up "Meals to Go"
The Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living is offering a take-out service—for all ages - Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm (closed statutory holidays). The daily menu can be found online.
Nutritious fresh and frozen items include $7.35 entrees, $3.15 soups and limited baked goods. Simply knock on the west doors (near the cafeteria) or call the Front Desk at 604-238-8450 during operating hours for entry into the building. While cash is accepted, the use of debit/credit tap payments is preferred.
Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program
- Picking up groceries and prescriptions
- Prepared meal delivery - vegetarian and kosher meals available
- Friendly check-in phone calls
- Senior Peer Counselling
- Family and Friend Caregiver Hub
- All delivery charges will be waived during this time
For more details about the services above Senior Community Support COVID-19 Services. To register for services call 604-279-7020.
To register for services or to offer help, complete the online form at www.bc211.ca or phone 2-1-1Tips to Help Stay Connected, Active and Healthy
- Phone or video chat a friend for a social catch up
- Write a hand-written letter or send an email to a loved one
- Remember to move around after sitting for 20 minutes, take regular stretch/exercise breaks or meditate
- Play some favourite music and dance!
- Take the stairs if you can
- Open the windows for fresh air
- Adhere to physical distancing protocols: keep a distance of two metres (six feet) away from others
- Plan to visit parks, trails and the Minoru track during less busy times to help prevent crowding
- Leave plenty of room when passing others
- Avoid gathering
- Avoid high-contact recreational activities such as volleyball, basketball, football, rugby or Frisbee
- Wash or sanitize hands frequently
- Stay home if you or anyone in your household is feeling ill