Seniors Advocate

New seniors advocate brings optimism

Photo: Dan Toulgoet

The executive director of the South Granville Seniors Centre is hopeful the new seniors advocate position announced last week by the provincial government will benefit B.C.’s growing elderly population.

“Support for seniors is getting smaller and smaller,” said Clemencia Gomez. “I hope this seniors advocate will help us get more funding or at least better solutions.”

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.

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