The BC Seniors’ guide has recently been updated, which is a comprehensive resource providing important information on health, housing, finances community supports and more to help seniors continue to live well.
“Our government is committed to helping B.C.’s growing number of older adults live independently for as long as possible, to promote a healthy, active lifestyle and to provide the best possible care and support when people need it,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Making sure information and resources about services are readily available for seniors, Elders, their families and caregivers is important to help individuals make informed health decisions and live happy, fulfilling lives.”
Topics covered in this 12th edition include:
- Fair PharmaCare
- Medical Services Plan
- the Home Adaptations for Independence program, which provides financial assistance for low-income seniors to modify their homes
- Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters, which helps make rents affordable for low- to moderate-income seniors
- the B.C. Senior’s Supplement, which offers a provincial top-up to the federal Old Age Security/Guaranteed Income Supplement payment
- the Travel Assistance program, which offers discounts for travel within the province for medical specialists’ services not available in local communities
- the B.C. Bus Pass program, which offers subsidized bus passes to low-income seniors.
Printed copies are available in seven different languages and can be ordered by calling (toll-free): 1 877 952-3181,
or in Greater Victoria: 250 952-3181. For digital versions, click here.