1. What is Gaia Community Care and Wellness Society?

Gaia Community Care and Wellness Society (Gaia Cares) is a charitable organization incorporated in British Columbia in 2018 that aims to support the health and wellness of Chinese and other older adults and their families. Through its programs and services, Gaia Cares provides seniors and those caring for them with the knowledge, skills, and nurturing support they need to ease the stresses of aging.

2. What programs does Gaia Cares offer?

Gaia Cares offers resources, workshops, seminars, and other services in Cantonese and Mandarin that promote health and wellness through exercise, healthy eating habits, horticulture interests, and effective self-care. Future programs will also be presented in English.

3. Is Gaia Cares a registered charity?

Yes. Gaia Cares received its status as a registered charity through Canada Revenue Agency , effective from April 1, 2019.

The charitable registration number is 74438 5089 RR0001.

4. How does Gaia Community Care and Wellness Society work with Yee Hong Geriatric Centre for Geriatric Care?

Since 1994, Yee Hong has delivered high-quality, culturally appropriate services for seniors in the Greater Toronto area. Through Yee Hong’s guidance, Gaia Cares aims to build its expertise in community-based, culturally relevant services for Chinese seniors. Gaia Cares also seeks to reach the highest standards of support to seniors and family caregivers in Greater Vancouver through a strong focus on best practices and community-based service models.

5. How do I donate to support Gaia Cares?

Gaia Cares gratefully accepts donations at its workshops and activities.

You can also mail your donations to:

Gaia Community Care and Wellness Society

Unit 165 - 8711 Alexandra Road

Richmond B.C. V6X 1C3

Gaia Cares also accepts online donations through PayPal. (Please note: you do not need to have a Paypal account to send us your donation.)

For more information please contact Gaia Cares office at admin@gccws.ca or call 778-223-7236.

6. How can I become a volunteer?

Volunteer training opportunities are among Gaia Cares program and workshop offerings and are advertised on Gaia Cares promotional materials.

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