Getting it right for seniors

The BC government has been given a unique opportunity to improve the lives of seniors in the province

The BC government has been given a unique opportunity to improve the lives of seniors in the province if it follows the 176 recommendations made by the BC Ombudsperson, Kim Carter, in her recently released report ”The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in BC”.

Kim Carter is visiting Nelson and Castlegar on September 12 and 13 to present her findings to all those interested in seniors’ care, with special reference to the West Kootenays.

In Nelson, she will speak on Wednesday evening, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the Nelson United Church Hall (602 Silica Street). The following day, she’ll make a similar presentation in Castlegar from noon to 2 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Centre (2101 6th Avenue). An optional lunch, by donation, will be available at 11:30 a.m. Both presentations are free of charge.

The BC government needs encouragement to fully implement the BC Ombudsperson’s recommendations. The public is encouraged to come out, learn about the report and what concerned citizens can do to urge immediate government action. To read the full report go to bcombudsperson.bc.ca For a 14 page summary of the report go to bchealthcoalition.ca

Nelson and Area

Society for Health

 

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