Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5
Volume 6/ Issue 5/ July 2015
Welcome to the e-Newsletter
Inside this issue
- Message from Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Darryl Plecas
- Seniors Advocate Report on Seniors’ Housing
- Seniors’ Housing Programs in B.C.
- Elder Abuse Prevention Community Capacity-building grants
- Eleven Communities Receive Age-friendly BC Recognition for 2015
- 6th Annual Silver Fox Run for Seniors
- Better at Home Rural and Remote Pilot Project
- Dementia Friends Canada and Dementia-Friendly Communities
- Recipe: Got a Minute? Make a Muffin!
Message from Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Darryl Plecas
Seniors Advocate Report on Seniors’ Housing
On May 21, 2015, the Office of the Seniors Advocate released Seniors’ Housing in B.C.: Affordable, Appropriate, Available—a report with 18 recommendations to improve the state of seniors’ housing in the province. To read the report, visit www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca/reports.
Seniors’ Housing Programs in B.C.
Did you know that there are many programs available to help B.C. seniors make their homes more affordable and more accessible? Whether you own or rent your home, check out the links below to see if there’s a program that’s right for you. Read more.
Elder Abuse Prevention Community Capacity-building grants
The Province has provided funding totaling $700,000 to support the Council to Reduce Elder Abuse (CREA) Elder Abuse Prevention Community Capacity-building grants. Read more.
Eleven Communities Receive Age-friendly BC Recognition for 2015
On June 10, 2015, during BC Seniors’ Week, the Ministry of Health announced Age-friendly BC Recognition awards for eleven B.C. communities. Read more.
Better at Home Rural and Remote Pilot Project
In April 2015, the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) provided funding to non-profit organizations in six rural and remote areas of B.C. to pilot test new models for delivering Better at Home non-medical home support services to seniors living in rural and remote communities. Read more.
Dementia Friends Canada and Dementia-Friendly Communities
Dementia Friends Canada was officially launched by federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose in partnership with Alzheimer Societies across Canada, at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference held in Edmonton, AB, June 4-8, 2015. Read more.
Recipe: Got a Minute? Make a Muffin!
This Minute Muffin recipe is quick, simple, and nutritious, and makes a good breakfast. Minute Muffins are low in sugar, high in protein, and provide a good dose of fibre. Read more.