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Funding supports seniors' independence
June 10, 2016
KAMLOOPS - Health Minister Terry Lake today announced $5 million for Better at Home, to
continue to support seniors' independence in their homes and communities.
Pitt Meadows honoured for supporting seniors
June 9, 2016
VICTORIA - Helping seniors stay active and engaged has earned Pitt Meadows Age-friendly BC
Harrison Hot Springs honoured for supporting seniors
June 9, 2016
VICTORIA - Helping seniors stay active and engaged has earned Harrison Hot Springs Agefriendly
Helping British Columbians age well
Jan. 29, 2016
VICTORIA - The Province is unveiling new resources to assist British Columbians in getting ready for all aspects of the future, from health to finances.
Health Minister Terry Lake today announced an enhanced 11th edition of the BC Seniors' Guide is available in print, PDF and new e-book formats, as well as on the Aging Well website. This website offers a wide range of advice and information for those over 50 years of age.
2016 Age-friendly grant recipients announced
Dec. 18, 2015
Driving Miss Sayward, a fitness park for seniors and new dementia resources are some of the projects that will soon be underway as 28 B.C. communities receive age-friendly community planning and project grants totalling $496,165, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today.
Renewed support for Age-friendly grants
Sept. 18, 2015
Government is committing $500,000 for 2016 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project grants to help local governments establish or continue projects and community planning that supports healthy, active seniors.
Province funds work to raise awareness of elder abuse
June 18, 2015
LANGLEY - As part of the Province's efforts to reduce elder abuse, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Darryl Plecas announced $2.6 million in funding to the BC Association of Community Response Networks.
Province gives seniors a helping hand with more funding for Better at Home
June 12, 2015
KAMLOOPS - In conjunction with Seniors’ Week in B.C., Health Minister Terry Lake announced another $4 million in funding to United Way of the Lower Mainland for the continued operation of the Better at Home program.
B.C. communities recognized for age-friendly activities
June 10, 2015
VICTORIA - Helping seniors remain safe, active and independent is garnering honours for 11 communities around British Columbia, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today.
Happy at home with Better at Home: Peggy's story
June 8, 2015
VICTORIA - From gradually losing sight in both eyes, to developing drastically life-altering vertigo that challenged her very mobility, to dealing with complications from both lupus and Crohn's disease, Kamloops citizen Peggy Szilagyi doesn't let these challenges stop her.
New Horizons for Seniors Program now accepting grant applications
May 29, 2015
OTTAWA - The Government of Canada announced two calls for proposals for projects helping seniors across Canada stay active, engaged and informed. The application deadline for both calls for proposals is July 10, 2015.