Community events update from BC Care Providers Association

BC Care Providers Association is pleased to keep our members informed of latest news and events in B.C.’s seniors’ living and wellness sector. Stay connected and up to date on what’s happening by subscribing to our e-newsletter.

Northcrest Care Centre celebrates 25th anniversary

Congratulations to our members Northcrest Care Centre on their 25th anniversary held earlier this month! Representatives from the continuing care sector, BCCPA staff and many of our service provider and commercial members, as well as Richmond-South Centre MLA Linda Reid (Opposition Critic for Seniors) were treated to a tour of their beautiful care home and experienced some of NCC’s legendary hospitality.

We learned about their unique student outreach program with a local high school. Expanding dual credit programs to include care aide training has been a core advocacy goal of BCCPA, and it was included in our recent 2020 Budget Submission.

Attend an industry open house at Canada’s first dementia village in Langley

You are invited to The Village Langley for a VIP opening elusively for seniors living and support organizations and staff that care for older adults and those living with dementia.

Join The Village staff on Friday, July 26th from 1 – 4 p.m. and see what is unique about a “dementia village” and the household model it is based around. Meet the team and be a part of something new.

The event is free, but you are required to register here. A public open house is also planned for Saturday, July 27th from 10 – 4 p.m.

Columbia Bible College launches Health Care Assistant program

Columbia Bible College is accepting applications for its new Health Care Assistant program, set to launch in October 2019.

Classes, labs and practicum experiences equip students to function effectively as front-line caregivers and respected members of an organization’s health care team. Students will benefit from a partnership with Abbotsford care organizations, including Menno Place, Tabor Village and Baptist Housing.

Learn more about the HCA program here.

If you would like to share an event or update with us, email rumana@bccare.ca.