Seniors Wellness Clinic

Minoru Centre for Active Living 55+ Wellness Clinic happens on the third Wednesday of every month from 9:00 to 11:30am.

Free Services, No Appointment Required

Volunteer retired nurses are available to take blood pressure and to discuss general health concerns. Wellness Clinics are a chance to engage in general health education and monitoring, but are not intended to replace regular visits with your healthcare practitioner.

If you have specific health questions, 8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line, operated by HealthLink BC. Translation is available.

Services by Appointment

 

Holistic Health services are available by appointment at a low cost. These services are intended to support seniors to access holistic treatments in a barrier reduced environment, not to replace spa-like services.

Holistic Health treatments may include:

  • Hand and Foot Treatments

  • Shiatsu Massage

  • Reflexology

For appointment information and booking, see rack card. Call 604-238-8450.

Contact the Seniors Wellness Coordinator for more information.

Aliez Kay-Kuzik, Seniors Wellness Coordinator
Community Social Development
Phone: 604-238-8460
Aliez.Kay@richmond.ca

Wellness Connections

 

Wellness Connections is an outreach program aimed at increasing confidence, independence and reducing social isolation designed to support seniors 55 years and older who may face barriers to participate in traditional recreation programming.

This program provides transportation, educational and leisure programming, adaptive fitness classes and a nutritious lunch in a small, social group setting. To reduce possible language barriers, Wellness Connections is offered in Cantonese and Mandarin on Tuesdays and English on Thursdays.

Program Fee: $170 + tax (low income subsidy can be applied, payment planning available)

Benefits:

  • Learn valuable information about resources available to adults 55+

  • Confidence in attending a community recreational facility

  • Gain social skills within an intimate group setting

Eligibility:

  • Participants must be mobile or use a mobility aid, be able to independently navigate the centre, not be at-risk to wander and perform all activities on their own with minimal support.

  • Registration and an intake interview required.

Contact the Seniors Wellness Coordinator
for more information:

Aliez Kay-Kuzik, Seniors Wellness Coordinator
Community Social Development
Phone: 604-238-8460
Aliez.Kay@richmond.ca

Who can participate?

Wellness Connections participants are adults 55+ who may be frail, vulnerable and at risk for isolation. Those suitable for the program need more support to participate in traditional community centre programming and may be experiencing one or more of the following barriers:

  • Change in health status

  • Chronic conditions

  • Change in personal supports

  • Loss of a spouse or close caregiver

  • Cognitive changes

  • Depression and/or anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Difficulty accessing transportation

  • Lack of community support

Participants should be ready to make positive changes in their own lives, and are committed to attending all sessions.