BC Can Do Better: Residential Care in Our Province
Long term residential care for seniors is an issue which is top of mind for many in BC these days. The Comox Valley will be hosting a Town Hall on the theme, “BC Can Do Better: Residential Care in Our Province,” on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23rd from 2 pm to 4 at the Upper Native Sons Hall.
The Town Hall, with Seniors Advocate Isobel MacKenzie, will be focused on audience experience and suggestions on how to improve the living conditions of our elders in residential care homes, and the lives of the people who love them. It will also cast an eye to the future when those who are now independent and healthy require residential care.
The Town Hall will start with four short presentations moving from the local experience to provincial level research and findings comparing the care in not for profit and public long term care homes, with that in the care homes that are run for profit. The four panel members include family members of residents in Comox Valley Seniors Village and Nanaimo Seniors Village, Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary-Business Manager of the Health Employees Union, and Isobel MacKenzie, BC’s Seniors Advocate, who will be presenting the findings of her office’s latest research on the issue.
Another Town Hall on the same topic will be held in Nanaimo the following Saturday.
Admission is free, but donations will be collected to cover the cost of the hall rental and other expenses for the Town Hall.
For More Information: 250-338-3149