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October 1st is the International Day of the Older Person and National Seniors Day, a day set aside in the year to acknowledge the contributions of seniors worldwide. As B.C.’s Seniors Advocate, I am encouraging a celebration of our senior citizens in this province. It may be your dad, your mom, your grandparent, or maybe … Continued

When the government of British Columbia created the position of seniors advocate — the first in Canada — it recognized the broader determinants that affect the health of seniors by enshrining in legislation that the scope of the advocate’s work includes transportation, housing, income support and personal supports, as well as health care. Read the … Continued

Ageism can take many forms, however like any discrimination it has, at its core, a desire to stereotype an entire group of people. On Oct. 1, 2014, we celebrated the United Nations International Day of the Older Person. This year’s theme “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All” should be a reminder to … Continued

As I have been travelling the province and meeting with seniors, I am reminded that age is no barrier to what one can do for oneself and what one can do for others. Many seniors have needs that are genuine and legitimate, but we also must remember and recognize the contribution that seniors make and … Continued