Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. seniors advocate, will be in Williams Lake March 11 for a town hall with local seniors. (Black Press file)

Seniors advocate to attend town hall with seniors March 11 in Williams Lake

Seniors are encouraged to attend and give input

B.C.’s seniors advocate will be in Williams Lake on Wednesday, March 11 for a town hall meeting with local seniors.

“This is part of my ongoing commitment to engage with seniors in the communities where they live, and to participate in a conversation about improving the lives of seniors in B.C.,” said Isobel Mackenzie who was appointed to the position in 2014.

“Please come and share what is working and what is not working for seniors in the Williams Lake area.”

Mackenzie will discuss the role of the office, along with the five service areas impacting seniors: transportation, housing, health care, income and personal supports.

Read more: B.C. seniors’ watchdog calls for better oversight after recent problems at Retirement Concepts care homes

She will also report on the range of concerns and issues she has heard from seniors across B.C. since she was appointed.

Hosted by the Williams Lake Senior Citizens Activity Centre, manager Glenda Winger said it is important for seniors to have their voiced heard.

“This is a great opportunity for seniors in our community to not only meet the Seniors Advocate, but to voice their concerns and provide feedback on how things can be improved,” Winger said.

The meeting will take place 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Read more: For-profit senior care homes spend less on staff, B.C. advocate says

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

WASHOUT: Slide at Soda Creek MacAlister Road makes road impassable

Next update on DriveBC is expected on Monday, March 30 at noon.

Spreading joy through music: Local musicians brighten everyone’s day on social media

LeRae Haynes and Evan Jensen post two songs online every day

LETTERS: COVID-19 will impact us all, one way or another

Let me say that our hospital staff are heroes

COLUMN: Small scale logging contractors have to be versatile

There is logging activity in the Fox Mountain area with chip trucks heading into town

Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert

‘In moments of crisis, fear is very real and palpable,’ says SFU’s Peter Chow-White

Evening world update: U.S. restrictions extended 30 days; NY deaths near 1,000

Comprehensive world update, with the latest developments in the COVID-19 crisis

‘It’s up to us: Recently-returned B.C. couple urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously

Garrett Kucher and Tory Apostoliuk make it home after almost a week of lockdown in Spain

‘Nothing concrete’: Tenants, landlords lack details after B.C. unveils COVID-19 rental aid

Single mom in Golden says she’s already going to the food bank after being laid off

Canada will make sure masks sent by China meet quality standards: Trudeau

Chinese Embassy tweeted that China was sending 30,000 medical masks along with gowns, gloves and goggles

B.C. issues guidelines about distancing, reusable bags to grocery stores amid COVID-19

Hand sanitizer and markers to keep lines two metres are apart are needed, province says

No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau

Trudeau unveils $7.5M for Kids Help Phone, $9M for vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

B.C. announces $3M for food banks to increase capacity during COVID-19

It is not clear how much of the money will flow towards Greater Victoria food banks

Most Read