Edition: Volume 7 Issue 1_
Volume 7/ Issue 1/ January 2016
- Message from Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Darryl Plecas
- Honours for Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer
- Seniors’ Social Isolation and Social Innovation in the Comox Valley
- Meet Mary Everson
- Meet Dr. Norah Keating
- 2016 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project Grant Recipients
- Recipe: Herbed Lentil and Barley Soup
- Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook
- Upcoming Events
Honours for Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer
Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO), received the Legacy Premier’s Award in 2015, and was inducted into the BC Public Service Hall of Excellence the same year. Read more.
Meet Mary Everson
On December 10, 2015, Mary Everson welcomed guests to an event on seniors’ social isolation and social innovation in the Comox Valley. Mary Everson is an Elder from the K’ómoks First Nation. She was born and raised in the Comox Valley. Read more.
Meet Dr. Norah Keating
Professor Norah Keating is a social gerontologist. She is Co-Director of Research on Aging, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta; Professor of Gerontology at Swansea University and Extraordinary Professor at North-West University in South Africa. Read more.
2016 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project Grant Recipients
In an age-friendly British Columbia, older people are supported to live active, socially engaged, independent lives. Our vision is of a province where people of all ages and abilities feel included and valued in their communities. Read more.
Seniors’ Social Isolation and Social Innovation in the Comox Valley
On December 10, 2015, the B.C. Ministry of Health and the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society hosted an ideas exchange event in Courtenay to foster dialogue on seniors’ social isolation and innovative ways to address it in the Comox Valley. Read more.
Recipe: Herbed Lentil and Barley Soup
Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook
See the Healthy Eating for Seniors handbook for more recipes. Healthy Eating for Seniors 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.
Learn details of events that are coming up over the next few months, including the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society’s 2016 Vancouver Island Disability and Wellness Gathering and Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry: Free Planning Webinars. Read more.