Posts Tagged: seniors

Busting Myths of Growing Older in BC

I recently attended and moderated a public forum, hosted by our local MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, Dr. Andrew Weaver, who was joined by keynote guest speaker Isobel Mackenzie, BC’s Seniors’ Advocate.  Ms. Mackenzie did a lot of “myth-busting” about BC seniors during her presentation and summarized some key findings and highlights. Did you know: You will recall that we have been hearing in recent years that aging baby boomers are going to choke our health care system and extended…

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Seniors’ Advocate Puts Housing First

“Seniors’ Housing:  Affordability, Accessibility, Availability…We Can Do Better” puts the issue squarely at the forefront in this recently released report by B.C.’s Seniors’ Advocate Ms. Isobel Mackenzie.       Stating that she is “building on my commitment to evidence-based decision-making,” Ms. Mackenzie undertook research and gathered data from all over the Province that focused on income levels, rental housing and home ownership for seniors.  Her conclusion was unequivocal when she states “I found that for low and moderate [incomes]…

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