On December 3, 2022 three members of the BC Section, Senior Liberals Commission received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin for volunteering/public service. Pictured left, our Past-President Rabi Alam with Madaline Alam and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough looking on as Rabi receives his award in Victoria, B.C., for volunteering/public service. Congratulations, Rabi!
Mary and Gary Begin, long-time members of the Senior Liberals Commission B.C. and the Delta Electoral District Association are to receive the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin for Volunteering/Public Service in an award ceremony to take place in Victoria, British Columbia on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Congratulations, Mary and Gary! Well-deserved award for you both.
Congratulations to Judith Higginbotham, who recently served as President and Chair, Senior Liberals Commission, B.C. Section. Judy will receive the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin for Volunteering/Public Service. Judith Higginbotham has had a fascinating career and has worked and travelled all over the world, always dedicated to fairness and the development of people and their potential to make things better. An award well-deserved, Judy – congratulations!
News from Suzanne Cowan, Liberal Party of Canada:
Next week, on December 6th and December 8th we will be hosting our next two virtual Forward to LIB2023 Events on Building a Cleaner, Greener Canada.
On December 6th, we will be joined by Terry Duguid and Julie Dabrusin, and on December 8th we will be joined by the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau. Both will feature a conversation about the Liberal government’s work to reduce our emissions and protect our environment.
Forward to LIB2023: Building a cleaner, greener Canada – English Panel
December 6th, 2022 7 pm ET / 4pm PT
Forward to LIB2023: Building a cleaner, greener Canada – French Panel
December 8th, 2022 7 pm ET / 4pm PT
Forward to LIB2023: Support Canada’s Seniors – English Panel
October 26th, 2022
On November 8th, we will be joined by Hon. Gudie Hutchings and Lloyd Longfield and on November 10th we will be joined by Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Sophie Chatel and Stéphane Lauzon. Both will feature a conversation about the Liberal government’s work to support rural communities from coast to coast to coast.
Forward to LIB2023: Supporting rural communities and building a better future together – English Panel
November 8th, 2022 5:30 pm EST/ 2:30 pm PST
Forward to LIB2023: Supporting rural communities and building a better future together – French Panel
November 10th, 2022 7 pm EST/4pm PST
Our Federal government would like your opinion and experiences with Ageism – click on the link above to take the questionnaire.
1. Personal/Public Safety information provided to us from RCMP Media Relations Officer Arash Ross Sayed:
When you go out, do you feel safe? When you answer your cellphone, are you anxious about who calls you? We all should read the above links so that we are confident about who to call, what to do, what to say.
2. Health information
Call HealthLink BC if you’re feeling unwell or have a minor injury and are unsure about what to do. Or if you just have a health question or need advice about a health issue.
Here’s what you get with this free service any time of the day or night:
- Health advice from a nurse
- Nutrition information from a dietitian
- Advice about drugs and pills from a pharmacist
- Where to find health services in your community
- Translation services
2. Personal health
YOUR DOCTOR’s # xxx-xxx
Your doctor is your health expert. Call him or her if you have an urgent concern you think needs to be seen to soon. If you don’t have a GP, a walk-in clinic may be a good option so have a number handy for the closest one.
3. Home health
Fraser Health Service Line at 1-855-412-2121
- Call this number to find out whether you qualify for home support for personal care, home care nursing, palliative care, day programs for adults or respite services for caregivers.
- Trained phone staff will identify your needs and refer you to the services you need
- Open 7 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and on statutory holidays between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Confidential, translation services
- Seniors will pay a fee for some services, based on their income. Services of health care professionals are free.
4. Mental health
Fraser Health Crisis Line 604-951-8855 / 1-877-820-7444
Call if there’s anything that’s causing you concern, worry or distress, for example suicide thoughts or feelings, mental health problems, addictions, family violence, abuse, relationship conflicts, loss, or just plain loneliness.
Free confidential emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
5. Home help
Call Better at Home to get help with home tasks like housekeeping and transportation to appointments.
Here’s what you might get with this service:
- Friendly visiting
- Transportation to appointments
- Light yard work
- Minor home repairs
- Snow shoveling
- Light housekeeping
- Grocery shopping (Services vary by community)
- Seniors pay a fee for some services, based on their income. Some services may be free.
6. Community services
Call this number if you need a service and aren’t sure what it’s called or where to find it.
Here’s what you get with this free service:
- One call connects you to an information and referral specialist with numbers for all community, social and government services including Fraser Health’s Public Health offices
- Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
- Confidential, multilingual
- Services for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and Squamish-Lillooet Regional Districts, Sunshine Coast
7. Emergency services
Call 911 for any serious emergency any time of the day or night. An ambulance will arrive with attendants to assess whether you need to be transported to the local Emergency department.
Download and print our posters below.
October 1st is Canada’s National Seniors Day and it’s also the International Day of Older Persons. The UN’s theme this year is The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women . It’s important for us all to acknowledge the vital contributions of older women in Canada and globally. Inclusion and diversity strengthens a country, and their engagement in all fields has and will always be incredibly meaningful. Today is a good day to think about the venerable and creative older women who work so hard in all the federal Liberal EDAs in British Columbia and the North, volunteers all – without you we would not be the Senior Liberals Commission B.C. Section.