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CANADA | Feb 20, 2024

[News] Loneliness among seniors is a global threat. This advocate is pushing for a local solution

Loneliness among seniors is a global threat. This advocate is pushing for a local solution

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Expanded supports help seniors to continue living independently

More seniors around the province will have improved support to remain independent and living in their own homes, as the Province strengthens the United Way British Columbia’s Better at Home, bc211

‘Dealing with the issues of isolation and loneliness:’ Men’s Sheds group taking form in Nanaimo

NANAIMO — A local father and son duo are organizing a group for men who want to hang out, socialize, and improve their mental health.Kenn Hample and his son are in the process of bringing a Men’s

Hospice Education Days 2023

Save the DateNovember 3rd - 4th, 2023 | Parksville, BC Join the Vancouver Island Hospice Federation (VIHoF) in partnership with the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA) and the Fr

Expanded drug coverage will help thousands of people in B.C. and save money

Thousands of people in British Columbia will benefit from BC PharmaCare’s new and expanded coverage of medications used to treat alcohol-use disorder, vision loss, childhood growth failure and lysos

Province supports cost-free flights for medical services in East Kootenays

People throughout the East Kootenays will have continued access to health-care services in Kelowna through cost-free travel with the Province providing $300,000 to support Angel Flight East Kootenay (

People encouraged to prepare for floods, wildfire risks due to anticipated heat

With unseasonably hot weather forecast for most parts of British Columbia this weekend and into next week, people are encouraged to stay informed about potential risks.Environment and Climate Change

Walking soccer? New program for seniors kicks off in North Vancouver

It wasn't long ago when James Stitchman would watch his adult son play soccer.But thanks to a new walking soccer program on Vancouver's North Shore, Brendan Stitchman is now watching his dad play."I h

Seniors Advocate Visits North West B.C.

BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie will be visiting communities in northern B.C. from May 1 to 5, 2023. Join her to discuss seniors’ issues at town halls in Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, Smithers, Terra

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