Edition: Volume 6 Issue 7
MSP Premium Assistance and Fair PharmaCare
These programs help seniors with lower incomes, and those experiencing unexpected financial hardship, with the costs of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums, as well as eligible prescriptions, medical supplies, and pharmacy services. Read more.
As part of its Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. has produced resources to promote dementia-friendly workplaces in the legal, financial, and housing sectors. Read more.
Learn details of events that are coming up over the next few months, including the New Westminster Seniors Festival, British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society’s 2015 Vancouver Island Disability and Wellness Gathering, and the Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Read more.
Malaysian Delegation Learns from First Nations at BC Elders Gathering
Tsawout First Nation and the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) Elders hosted the 39th annual BC Elders Gathering in North Saanich, July 7-9, 2015. This year’s Gathering attracted a delegation from the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. Read more.
Volume 6/ Issue 7/ October 2015
- MSP Premium Assistance and Fair PharmaCare
- Dementia-Friendly Workplaces
- Upcoming Events
- Malaysian Delegation Learns from First Nations at BC Elders Gathering
- 2016 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project Grants
- Elder Knowledge: Growing Food Close to Home Project
- Office of the Seniors Advocate: Recent Reports
- Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook
- Recipe: Braised Root Vegetables
2016 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project Grants
On September 18, 2015, the Province announced $500,000 for 2016 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project grants to help local governments establish or continue projects and community planning that support healthy, active seniors. Read more.
Elder Knowledge: Growing Food Close to Home Project
In June 2015, the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) began recruiting enthusiastic seniors and participants of all ages for an exciting new project, Elder Knowledge: Growing Food Close to Home. Read more.
Office of the Seniors Advocate: Recent Reports
In August 2015, the Office of the Seniors Advocate released its first annual report, covering the period from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015. The report also outlines activities currently underway and planned for the remainder of the year from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016. Read more.
Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook
The Healthy Eating for Seniors handbook is available online and in print in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi, and as an audio book at all public libraries in B.C. Read more.