Tag: quality of life

Lunar New Year greetings from BCCPA and EngAge BC

This week East Asian communities in British Columbia and across Canada will celebrate Lunar New Year, which also marks the commencement of the Year of the Tiger. Lunar New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and is one of the most important holidays for members of the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese communities, as […]

Quality of Life Framework for B.C. seniors promotes “new vision” for care

We must de-institutionalize care models and create the “best day possible” for those in care Burnaby, B.C. (June 5, 2019) – A Quality of Life Framework released today by BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) sets out a roadmap for enhancing quality of life for seniors in British Columbia needing care and support services. It follows […]

Office of the Seniors Advocate releases report on transportation

On May 10, 2018 the Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) released Seniors Transportation: Affordable, Appropriate and Available. The report outlines 15 recommendations on the issue of seniors and transportation and speaks to the need for a diverse system which responds to the varying needs and preferences of seniors across B.C. As the Seniors Advocate […]

Life in residential care homes brighter with musical experiences

Borealis String Quartet in the Concerts in Care performance. JASON PAYNE / PNG

With one thin, veined hand over the other, he tapped in time as the Borealis String Quartet played a very special concert. Across the room, a woman nodded her head along with the beat, while a man closed his eyes, perhaps transported somewhere else. Still, another woman looked slightly alarmed as violinist Patricia Shih occasionally […]