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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.

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Isobel Mackenzie has over 20 years’ experience working with seniors in home care, licensed care, community services and volunteer services.

B.C. seniors live in a variety of housing arrangements, from owning their own home or renting to subsidized housing and assisted living. Learn more about the programs and services.

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Both the federal and provincial governments offer income support programs for B.C. seniors. Learn where to access them.

Personal support services help seniors maintain healthy, independent and dignified lives. Learn about how to find programs in your community.

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Hosts Green Party Members of the Legislative Assembly Sonia Fursteneau and Adam Olsen. Who Should Attend Seniors living in the MLA ridings of Cowichan Valley, Sannich North and the Islands Information and Registration Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will received a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hosts West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre Advisory Board Who Should Attend Seniors living in West Vancouver Information and Registration None required Location Join by video conference by clicking on the Microsoft Teams meeting link: http://bit.ly/3kdwOnM https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Mzc2ODZkZGEtM2I0Yi00ODU0LWJlZGMtM2ZmMzdjZWYxZTU3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2239ebe2a9-7019-4253-b6a4-6ce5a03ca358%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222430303a-4292-4f0f-9189-a62733d0e53a%22%7d

If you would like to host a meeting with the seniors, advocate email osa.comms@gov.bc.ca or call 236-478-3582.

Every year, starting on the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate older adults and their many contributions during Seniors Week. This year B.C. Seniors’ Week runs June 6-12, 2021.

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. As Canada’s aging population continues to increase, so does the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This month is a great time to think about how we want the future to look for people affected by dementia. Learn more

This is an occasion where all Canadians can join in celebrating older adults across Canada – whether a parent, a co-worker, a neighbour, or a friend. The Government of Canada is proud to acknowledge the life-long contributions our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make to their families, communities and society. Our government is … Continued

Simon Fraser University presents an honest discussion with a group of speakers, include the Seniors Advocate, health care providers, care home administrators and safety association representatives. OVERVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic has been a powerful—and painful—wake-up call to the systemic gaps in our long-term care sector, with 82 per cent of pandemic-related deaths in Canada happening … Continued

Join the United Way of Greater Victoria on June 4th at 1:00 p.m. for the second Virtual Local Love Cafe with special guest Isobel Mackenzie, B.C.’s Seniors Advocate. Moderated by CBC on the Island’s Gregor Craigie, and hosted by United Way CEO Mark Breslauer. We’re talking combating senior isolation through COVID-19 and beyond. Register for … Continued

You’re invited to meet the Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie for a town hall presentation followed by a questions and answer period in Williams Lake, B.C. The Advocate wants to know what is working and not working for seniors in this community. EVENT DETAILS March 11 from 1:00–2:30 P.M. Town hall hosted by the Seniors Activity … Continued

The town hall, with the theme, “Crisis in Long-Term Care,” is hosted by Seniors in Care Crisis. Guest speakers include B.C.’s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie, Chair VI Association of Family Councils Kim Slater, and HEU’s Mike Old Anyone concerned about the quality of long-term care for seniors may attend the event.   EVENT DETAILS February … Continued