News

Kerry Gold
For Vancouver-area seniors, there is a housing crisis under way that is exacerbated by the fact that they are a demographic with limited options. Seniors are the fastest growing homeless demographic, according to the city of Vancouver’s Homelessness & Supportive Housing Strategy, released on Oct. 7
National Research Council Canada
October 01, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario Canada is facing an unprecedented shift in its demographics as older adults are expected to represent 25% of our population by 2050. "If given the choice, an overwhelming majority of older adults (over 85%) would prefer to age in place within their own homes and
Imagine Canada
Oct 21, 2020: As charities and nonprofits continue to serve their communities while managing the impacts felt from the COVID-19 crisis, rising cases across the country spell the onset of a second wave. Fortunately, the Government of Canada recently announced updates on a series of federal supports
Margaret Coates, North Shore News
An ongoing issue for most of us is dealing with scams and fraud, but for seniors it can be especially difficult. Also, while scams and fraud are always a concern for seniors, the pandemic has resulted in a new batch of dodgy con artist tricks. On the Canadian government’s website, it states that:
Government of Canada
On Sept 23, 2020. the Government committed to action on critical issues for seniors in the Speech from the Throne. This will include: Increasing Old Age Security once a senior turns 75, and boosting the Canada Pension Plan survivor benefit. Taking additional action to help people stay in their homes
Margaret Coates
OLDER AND WISER: Pandemic changes how we look at aging. Oct. 1 is the International Day of Older Persons and the theme this year is: Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Aging? But why the concentration on pandemics this year, especially COVID-19? As UN secretary general Antonio Guterres
COSCO Seniors' Health & Wellness Institute Society
From a single workshop on Falls Prevention to 44 sessions on topics ranging from health and wellness to practical information about financial and legal issues, COSCO Seniors’ Health and Wellness has grown to become a vital information link for seniors across the province. We are also immensely
Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News
Tofino’s recreation programmer Pam Zwicker created a new COVID-19 safe program for seniors under the banner W.A.V.E.S., which stands for “Wellness Activities for Valued and Extraordinary Seniors”. In partnership with the Pacific Rim Hospice Society and funded by a $25,000 grant from the Government
Vancouver Sun: Lisa Helps, Alex Boston, Kahir Lalji, Alison Silgardo, Atiya Mahmood, Bob Simpson
Opinion: A half century ago, most single-family homes were occupied by families of four. Today, a majority are occupied by couples and solos. Solos are, in fact, the fastest growing household. If 10 per cent of single-family homeowners were encouraged to add a suite or laneway home, it could
Government of British Columbia
The Province and City of Vancouver are partnering to launch B.C.’s first-ever “navigation” centre to help people who are experiencing long-term homelessness and require supports. Quick Facts: Two navigation centres were announced as part of Budget 2020 with a provincial investment of $1.5 million