A $20,000 age-friendly grant has been provided to three North Shore municipalities to support the creation of a dementia-friendly action plan.
The Province is investing $500 million over the next four years as part of a Ministry of Health action plan to improve care for seniors across the system, including increasing direct-care hours for seniors in residential care.
One thousand high-risk British Columbians will be screened for chronic kidney disease, thanks to $200,000 in funding to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch.
With Budget 2017, the B.C. government is supporting plans for a proposed redevelopment at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, and recognizing the history and archaeological significance of the site, the Province is committing to consult and work with First Nations in the area as a next step.
Updated statistics released today from the BC Coroners Service show the number of illicit drug overdose deaths decreased slightly in February. Since the public-health emergency was declared in April 2016, government and its partners have enacted a wide range of measures to make an immediate difference and continue to build on longer-term strategies.
A housing study for First Nations Elders and developing social networks are among the projects benefiting seniors in the 18 B.C. communities receiving a total of $342,430 in age-friendly community planning and project grants this year.
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