New technology enriches recreational activities for seniors at Willingdon Care Centre

For fifty-eight years, Willingdon Care Centre has been a vibrant community for seniors of many different backgrounds. Along the corridors — or  ‘lanes’ — and inside of the multiple-purpose rooms, it is clear that the care home’s longevity is sustained through its innate sense of community and commitment to engagement for residents. A key driver […]

Join us this May to support people affected by dementia.

BCCPA and EngAge BC are throwing our enthusiastic support for people affected by dementia at the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. The Walk is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser and in 2021 participants are encouraged to walk their own way throughout the month of May, before joining an online celebration at 4 […]

Register today for our “Cracking the Dementia Code” workshop

BCCPA workshops have another great learning opportunity exclusive to BCCPA/EngAge BC members only. Whether you are new to the sector or have been working in seniors’ care for decades, supporting residents or clients who are living with dementia can be challenging. Join Karen Tyrell, CEO of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc., for a two-hour webinar that […]

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

About awareness month January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. As we start a new year, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is asking British Columbians to think about what they want the future to look like for people living with dementia and for caregivers. “Individual gestures of support – the ripples – create the groundswell that is […]

Dementia doesn’t stop and neither does the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

While the world and daily life has shifted as we know it, people living with dementia still need to access support and education. To help fund these services locally, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is joining Alzheimer Societies across Canada to bring the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s online. More than 70,000 British Columbians […]

Opinion: Does it take a village? Changing the face of dementia care

By Michael Kary On almost a weekly basis we hear news stories about seniors and their families who are facing challenges related to dementia, whether it is being able to access appropriate care or navigating through a very complex health care system. These challenges are likely going to continue as rates of dementia increase. As […]

Global leaders group promise action on dementia and long-term care

Representatives of the G20 announce “Leader’s Declaration” to promote healthy aging On June 28-29, G20 leaders met in Osaka, Japan to address major global economic challenges. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is elated by the Leader’s Declaration which followed the meeting has put focus on issues of health and aging: “We will promote healthy and […]

Doctors of BC Release Report on Dementia

In a new policy update, Improving the Lived Experience of People with Dementia, Doctors of BC has expanded on their earlier commitments and calls to action to reduce dementia stigma and improve the quality of life for British Columbians living with this Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. “BC Care Providers Association appreciates this update and feels that the […]