Parliamentary Secretary's Message July 2011
Seniors and Elders enrich all our lives...as parents, grandparents, neighbours, friends, workers, volunteers, and in so many other ways. During B.C. Seniors Week this year, June 5-11, British Columbians of all ages recognized the contributions of seniors and Elders by taking part in a variety of events and activities celebrating older British Columbians.
In this issue of the SeniorsBC e-Newsletter, you will find articles about a few of those activities, including the Circuits 4 Seniors open houses held at Seniors’ Community Parks in 11 communities, and the many fun events hosted by the BC Seniors Living Association and its members around the province.
In B.C., we know that seniors are a valuable resource, sharing their skills, knowledge and life experience, and contributing their energy and commitment to help build vibrant communities. We know, too, that by supporting older adults to stay healthy, active and independent we are benefiting all British Columbians.
Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid
Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the Minister of Health