Advocate looks for volunteers in Parksville Qualicum Beach to survey seniors
B.C.'s Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, is looking for local volunteers to help survey all 27,000 seniors living in B.C.'s 303 residential care facilities.
“We've had great luck in other areas, we have lots of volunteers in Cowichan and Victoria, but there's a real lull in Oceanside,” said Tina Biello, regional engagement lead with the Office of the Seniors Advocate.
The project is being managed by the B.C. Patient Centred Measurement Working Group and Providence Health Care “informed by” the Seniors Advocate's Long-Term Care Consultation Group, with over 900 volunteers needed across the provence.
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