Tag: #GiftOfTime

The Minister for Loneliness in LTC

This article was originally published in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. According to researcher Julianne Holt-Lunstad of Brigham Young University, loneliness has a greater impact on health than smoking 15 cigarettes daily, or obesity, which is associated with 300,000 to 600,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. In England, the “loneliness epidemic” has reached such […]

Giving “Gift of Time” during festive season can combat social isolation

The month of December kicks off the traditional festive season leading up to Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. It can be a time to celebrate, but for socially isolated seniors in communities across British Columbia it can lead to feeling forlorn and disconnected. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is inviting the public to participate […]

Caring for someone living with dementia over the holidays

Throughout December BCCPA is running a series on the holidays, seniors’ care and family caregiving. For this post we spoke with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. about caring for someone living with dementia over the holidays. Living with dementia often means that traditions must be adapted to avoid stress for both the person living with […]

How caregivers can cope when the holidays are not so merry

Throngs of people are descending on the shopping malls, gallons of eggnog are flowing, the children in your life are bouncing off the walls awaiting Santa, and you… well, the holiday spirit is just not taking hold. This time of year can be difficult for many people — whether it be the stress of extra […]

Gift of Time campaign launched to target social isolation during the festive season

Public reminded to reach out to seniors living in care homes, or living alone over December December 3, 2018 (Burnaby, BC) — A province-wide awareness campaign is taking aim at social isolation among B.C. seniors during the festive season. The “Gift of Time” campaign is being promoted by BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) as a […]

Video: How the #GiftofTime can combat social isolation among seniors

The holidays can be particularly hard for seniors who are socially isolated. Regular visits with a senior living alone or in care over the holidays can help combat serious health effects caused by loneliness and social isolation such as depression, cognitive decline, heart disease and stroke. Seniors who are more connected with their family and friends […]

Give a senior in care the “Gift of Time” to show your holiday spirit #giftoftime

BCCPA’s province-wide radio campaign to raise awareness of seniors social isolation December 1, 2017 (Burnaby, BC) – BC Care Providers Association (“BCCPA”) are keeping with tradition by reminding British Columbians that during the festive season they reach out to elderly family members or friends who are living alone or in a care home by giving […]