Care to Chat returns February 11th! “Putting Seniors and Families First”

The COVID crisis makes us find new and better ways to keep resident-family connections strong

BCCPA and EngAge BC are pleased to announce our next installment of the popular Care to Chat speaker series, titled “Putting Seniors and Families First.” Along with seniors living in care, families have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions on visitation in long-term care and assisted living residences have taken a major physical and emotional toll on the health and well-being of seniors and their caregivers. Throughout the pandemic many advocates have argued that the visitation restrictions have been too rigid, and might risk violating the rights of seniors living in care. BC Care Providers Association has advocated for policies that carry the appropriate balance between ensuring the safety of residents and staff, and supporting quality of life through family connections.

In addition to looking at how COVID-19 visitation restrictions have impacted seniors and their families, this Care to Chat will look at the important role that family caregivers play across the seniors living and care continuum. We will look at ways care providers throughout the province can better support families in order to truly put families first.

Moderator: Terry Lake, CEO, BC Care Providers Association

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate
  • Barb McLean, Executive Director, Family Caregivers of BC
  • Dr. Maria Chung, Clinical Assistant Professor, Geriatric Medicine, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
  • Ron Pike, Executive Director, Elim Village

When: Thursday February 11th, 2021: 10am – noon
Where: Via Zoom
Tickets: $50 members, $75 non-members


Registration will be capped to allow for a fulsome discussion. Attendees will participate in small group discussions.

Click here to register today!

Thank you to our Care to Chat sponsors who make these conversations possible.

Rexall Health Solutions – Title Sponsor

Point Click Care – Gold Sponsor

Sobeys National Pharmacy Group – Silver Sponsor

Medical Pharmacies Group Limited – Silver Sponsor

For questions, contact Cathy Szmaus, Vice-President Operations and Corporate Partnerships at

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