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Calling all seniors

Calling all seniors

It is our pleasure to invite you to save Tuesday afternoon on January 20th, 2015 (specific meeting time and additional details will be announced in early January) to come out to meet and hear Isobel MacKenzie, British Columbia’s newly appointed and first ever Seniors Advocate at a town hall meeting at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall in Sechelt (behind the McDonalds in Sechelt).

As the voice of seniors in B.C., the Advocate has a broad mandate to monitor and review system-wide issues affecting the well-being of seniors, and to raise awareness about resources available to them. The Advocate will make recommendations to government and those who deliver seniors’ services relating to health care, personal care, housing, transportation and income support.

If you are a senior now or will soon be or if you care about/for seniors in your lives, the Seniors Advocate would like to hear from you and you will want to hear from her. Ms. MacKenzie’s mandate is to investigate systemic issues affecting seniors’ well-being, as opposed to dealing with specific issues affecting individuals. We believe she can and will have a substantive impact on remaking provincial government policies and programs to be more responsive to the needs of British Columbia’s seniors. She is touring the province to find out first hand from our various communities what seniors want and need to improve their lives, where they live.

Jef Keighley, Sunshine Coast Senior Citizens

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