A Message from B.C.’s Seniors Advocate

We want seniors to be safe and to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home. Many people want to help seniors who are self-isolating by offering a friendly voice to talk to, picking up the groceries and medications they may need and making sure seniors do not feel alone during these difficult times.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities is a new initiative funded by the government in partnership with the Better at Home program, bc211 and community agencies throughout B.C. It matches people who want to help, with the seniors who need help.

After registering by calling 2-1-1 or visiting the bc211.ca, you will be matched with the local COVID-19 community response agency nearest to you.

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COVID-19 Resources

The situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve here in B.C., Canada and other jurisdictions around the world. The Ministry of Health, Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control are responding to this new illness. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control and the other health agencies listed here.

The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors services and issues in B.C., and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues.

The OSA was established in 2014 and is the first office of its kind in Canada.

Speak with one of our Information & Referral analysts, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (except statutory holidays).

Toll-free: 1-877-952-3181
In Victoria: 250-952-3181

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