February 25, 2018

Seniors’ advocate on the table in B.C.

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid has introduced a bill that will lead to the first ever seniors' advocate in Canada. MacDiarmid says the government consulted the public last year after the provincial ombudsman issues a scathing review of seniors' care. "We heard during consultation around the province a number of key areas that people were … [Read more...]

Seniors organization say Province’s generic drug cost drop a good move

The President of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC says the government's announcement prices of generic drugs will go down over the next couple of years will really help seniors. But Art Kube says brand-name drugs are the big drivers of drug costs across the country, with costs going up each year. He points out that in most cases, … [Read more...]

Bracelet scam targets Vancouver’s Chinese seniors

Police are warning Vancouver’s Chinese community about a scam that's made its way back to town, after going up and down the West Coast. Sgt. Joe Chu says a roving band of three women scammers convinced a 59-year-old woman to buy a jade bracelet that supposedly has mystical powers. Chu says the victim is out $ 15,000 and is too embarrassed to … [Read more...]

05/16/2012 – Oakridge Seniors Centre presents the Annual Spring Sale!

Oakridge Seniors Centre presents:The Annual Spring Sale! May 15 and 16 10am-3pmWe will be selling:-Preserved Jams and Jellies-Baked Goods ( Cakes, Cookies, Scones,etc)-Knit Items-Books -Other treasures ( jewellery, household items, home decor, etc)We invite you all to join us for some great deals and delicious goods! Custom Feed - Vancouver Events … [Read more...]

Seniors, others incensed over TaxiSaver program getting the axe

Advocates for seniors and people with disabilities are speechless after Translink announced it is phasing out the TaxiSaver service. For the past 20 years, TaxiSaver allowed HandyDart customers to call for a cab ride at half the price. Translink expects the move will save more than 3 million dollars over the next three years -- to be reinvested … [Read more...]

05/15/2012 – Oakridge Seniors Centre presents the Annual Spring Sale!

Oakridge Seniors Centre presents:The Annual Spring Sale! May 15 and 16 10am-3pmWe will be selling:-Preserved Jams and Jellies-Baked Goods ( Cakes, Cookies, Scones,etc)-Knit Items-Books -Other treasures ( jewellery, household items, home decor, etc)We invite you all to join us for some great deals and delicious goods! Custom Feed - Vancouver Events … [Read more...]

Low-income seniors to get extra $50 a month

The provincial government is giving low-income seniors funding support to cover housing expenses. Close to 7,000 people in residential care homes are getting an extra $ 50 per month. Because many seniors spend up to 80 per cent of their after-tax income on room and board, the province is increasing the minimum monthly disposal income from $ 275 … [Read more...]

Plans advance for new seniors’ centre in southeast Vancouver

Vancouver's park board commissioners are trying to snag some of the province's new community recreation fund to build a new seniors’ centre. A proposal for $ 1-million to build a new community space in southeast Vancouver is set to be tabled at this week's board meeting. Vice-chair Aaron Jasper says Vancouver has nine senior centres, but … [Read more...]

Seniors give Clark government a failing grade

  BC seniors are giving the provincial government a failing grade in implementing the recommendations of a 2009 report by the Ombudsman on improving seniors care. Alice Edge with the BC Health Coalition says the government has failed to provide fair access to information on residential care, or to let seniors' family members have a greater say … [Read more...]