Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1
Volume 6/ Issue 1/ January 2015
Welcome to the e-Newsletter
Inside this issue
- Message from Parliamentary Secretary Michelle Stilwell
- Age-friendly BC Updates
- Support for Seniors’ Falls Prevention and Mobility
- Seniors Advocate’s First Report
- Ministers Responsible for Seniors Meeting in Charlottetown, October 2014
- University of Victoria Retirees Association Elder Academy
- Volunteer Profile: Meet Fred Titcomb
- 2015 Order of British Columbia - Call for Nominations
- Stories by the Light of the Moon: An ICA Shadow Theatre Project
- Easy Pumpkin Muffin Bars
Age-friendly BC UpdatesOn December 11, 2014, the Province of B.C. and the Union of BC Municipalities announced 2015 Age-friendly Community Planning & Project grant funding. The following 28 local governments in B.C. have received close to $500,000 for initiatives to help meet the needs of older residents. Read more.
Support for Seniors’ Falls Prevention and Mobility
On November 5, 2014, Health Minister Terry Lake announced a $4.5-million grant to the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) at UBC. The grant will support programs to help prevent falls and hip fractures in older adults and enhance mobility though early intervention. Read more.
Seniors Advocate’s First Report
B.C.’s Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, released her first report, The Journey Begins: Together We Can Do Better, on October 22, 2014. The report reflects what the Advocate heard from thousands of seniors, family members, service providers, and other stakeholders during her visits to more than 26 B.C. communities in 2014. Read more.
Ministers Responsible for Seniors Meeting in Charlottetown, October 2014
On October 16-17, 2014, Charlottetown, P.E.I., hosted the 16th Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) Ministers Responsible for Seniors. Read more.
University of Victoria Retirees Association Elder Academy
In October 2014, the University of Victoria Retirees Association (UVRA) introduced an Elder Academy for Victoria to promote “better mental and physical health for seniors through stimulating educational experiences.” Read more.
Message from Parliamentary Secretary Michelle StilwellAs we welcome a new year, for many of us it is a time of reflection and resolution. After a busy holiday season, gift giving and celebrations, we often start the year off with a long list of resolutions that highlight what to avoid – eat less, spend less money and be less sedentary – along with elaborate strategies to make them stick. Read more.
Volunteer Profile: Meet Fred Titcomb
At 102, Fred Titcomb is still giving his time to enrich the lives of others. Fred was presented with a BC Community Achievement Award in 2014 in recognition of the 75+ years he’s spent enthusiastically volunteering his wide range of skills. Read more.
2015 Order of British Columbia – Call for Nominations
The Order of British Columbia was established in 1989 to recognize people who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the B.C. or elsewhere. Read more.
Stories by the Light of the Moon: An ICA Shadow Theatre Project
In 2014, The Inter-Cultural Association (ICA) of Greater Victoria—with support from community partners, the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program, and the City of Victoria—organized a series of free workshops where seniors from diverse cultural backgrounds learned how to tell stories from their childhoods through shadow theatre. Read more.