Blood Pressure Clinic
Free Services, No Appointment Required
Clinics offer in-person information on a wide range of programs, services and supports specifically for those 55+ years that live in Richmond. Services include:
- Blood pressure checks with current or retired nurses.
- Blood glucose and blood cholesterol checks, medication reviews and consultations with local pharmacies
- Booths hosted by local community organization that support seniors
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.
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: $190 + tax (low income subsidy can be applied, payment planning available)
Learn valuable information about resources available to adults 55+
Confidence in attending a community recreational facility
Gain social skills within an intimate group setting
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:
Tanya Fitzpatrick, Seniors Wellness Coordinator
Community Social Development
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
Change in personal supports
Loss of a spouse or close caregiver
Depression and/or anxiety
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.