Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4
Volume 7/ Issue 4/ April 2016
- BC Seniors’ Guide – Updated 11th Edition and New eBook Format
- Modernizing Community Care and Assisted Living
- Income Supports for Seniors
- Office of the Seniors Advocate Report – Monitoring Seniors’ Services
- What do you need to age well?
- The Cedric Literary Awards for Writers 50+
- Resources to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse
- Active People, Active Places
- Recipe: Fruit Lax
BC Seniors’ Guide – Updated 11th Edition and New eBook Format
The Ministry of Health has recently completed updates to the popular BC Seniors’ Guide. Among other enhancements, the revised edition will help seniors with lower incomes identify programs, services, grants, and subsidies that may be available to them. Read more.
Modernizing Community Care and Assisted Living
On March 7, 2016, Health Minister Terry Lake introduced amendments to the Community Care and Assisted Living Act to provide more flexibility and greater protection for people in assisted living residences. Read more.
Income Supports for Seniors
In March 2015, the Office of the Seniors Advocate released its B.C. Seniors Survey: Bridging the Gaps report which found that many seniors surveyed were not aware of programs and services that could benefit them. Read more.
Office of the Seniors Advocate Report – Monitoring Seniors’ Services
On January 27, 2016, the Office of the Seniors Advocate released its inaugural Monitoring Seniors’ Services report, the first of its planned yearly update reports on key seniors’ services in the province. Read more.
Message from Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Darryl Plecas
Spring is here and with it comes milder weather, flowers in bloom and hints that summer is just around the corner. We have been busy during the current legislative session working on issues that matter to seniors, including the introduction of amendments to legislation that will benefit British Columbians in assisted living residences. Read more.
The Cedric Literary Awards for Writers 50+
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Cedric Literary Awards, B.C. writers “of a certain age” are once again being encouraged to submit their unpublished works of fiction, creative non‐fiction, and poetry to this year’s competition. Read more.
Active People, Active Places
In November 2015, the Government of B.C. launched a provincial physical activity strategy called Active People, Active Places. The strategy includes a focus on older adults, and discusses the many benefits of physical activity to individuals, families, communities, the environment, business and the economy, and to the overall health of the population. Read more.