Tag: social isolation

Addressing the loneliness problem

Why looking for alternatives to living alone can improve quality of life By Rebecca Frederick Loneliness and social isolation are two of the most significant issues facing older adults. In fact, the proportion of Canadian seniors who reported feeling isolated often or some of the time more than doubled in 2021 (37 per cent), compared […]

Give the “Gift of Time” to a senior during the holiday season

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 feelings of sadness and being alone. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC are […]

Canada’s Minister of Seniors takes aim at social isolation

This week Hon. Filomena Tassi, Canada’s recently-appointed Minister of Seniors, helped to raise public awareness on the health impacts of social isolation by promoting online resources prepared to help seniors get more involved in their communities. “Canadians benefit from having a dedicated representative for seniors issues at the Cabinet table, alongside the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health […]

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 […]

Five reasons why designated community spaces matter for seniors

On June 28 Killarney Seniors Centre opened their doors. The seniors centre was fifteen years in the making and came to fruition as the result of the tenacity of a group of advocates in the southeast Vancouver area, along with $7.5 million in provincial and federal funding. According to the City of Vancouver’s website the centre […]

Panelists & moderator announced for #CaretoChat on social isolation

BCCPA recently selected the topic of seniors’ social isolation for the third and final Care to Chat for the 2017/18 season, through a vote of our members. We are now excited to announce our distinguished panel and award-winning moderator who will tackle this timely and complex subject. The Care to Chat titled Suffering in Silence–Solving Seniors Isolation in […]