B.C. names Canada’s first seniors advocate

Isobel Mackenzie, who led B.C.’s largest not-for-profit community- and senior-serving body for nearly two decades, has been named the first seniors advocate in the province – and the country.

In her new role, the former executive director and CEO of Vancouver Island-based Beacon Community Services (BCS) will monitor seniors’ services, promote awareness and work collaboratively with seniors, families, policy makers, service providers and others to identify systemic issues that affect seniors and make recommendations to government, B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Andrea Woo Reports

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