BC Minister of Healthy Adrian Dix and Isobel Mackenzie, B.C.'s Senior's Advocate announce the expansion of bc211 and the Better at Home Program to provide additional community supports for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the announcement here.
At this critical time, we must all take the necessary precautions to suppress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and to particularly protect vulnerable people and older adults who are more susceptible to complications from this virus. Practicing physical distancing and good hygiene, while staying
Premier John Horgan has appointed Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox, as parliamentary secretary for seniors. “Ronna-Rae Leonard has a strong record of getting results for her community,” said Premier Horgan. “I know she will work diligently with the minister of health to make life better
Active Aging programs, supported by Healthy Aging by United Way, provide free fitness activities for older adults in many communities throughout BC. Mission Community Services' Chair Yoga is featured in this first of a series on United Way.
GeroHacks (November 30, 2019) GeroHacks is a Social Innovation Hackathon event created to address current issues relevant for older adults in B.C. SFU's Department of Gerontology is partnering with the West End Seniors’ Network, Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the United Way of the Lower Mainland to
2019 Theme: "The Journey to Age Equality" Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 per cent of the world's population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with
Three years ago, Canada quietly crossed a critical demographic threshold. For the first time, there were officially more seniors – those 65 and over –than children –those 14 and under –in the country. As population trends skew older, a new study from the Angus Reid Institute finds most Canadians are
In a comprehensive report released June 17th titled Home Support…We Can Do Better, BC Seniors' Advocate Isobel Mackenzie examines the public home support program, which is a lifeline for many seniors, and makes recommendations for improvement.
June 17, 2019 – A wide-ranging new study from the nonprofit Angus Reid Institute, conducted in partnership with Cardus, explores the quality and quantity of human connection in the lives of Canadians today, revealing significant segments of society in need of the emotional, social and material