B.C. Seniors Advocate visiting Langley Oct. 28

Isobel Mackenzie is being hosted by the Langley Seniors Action Table.

The B.C. Seniors Advocate wants to meet with Langley residents.

Isobel Mackenzie will be at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre Wednesday, Oct. 28.

B.C. is the only province with a seniors advocate and since her recent appointment, Mackenzie has been delving into key seniors issues.

The Langley Seniors Action Table is hosting her visit.

She will give a presentation from 2:15 p.m. to about 3 p.m. and then open the floor for questions for about 30 minutes. Anyone not comfortable speaking can write questions or comments.

Leslie Gaudette sits on Mackenzie’s advisory group and is active in Langley community issues. She noted that Langley’s core has a higher proportion of seniors and a higher level of seniors’ poverty than many other communities. These are the kinds of issues the community must resolve with an aging demographic.

Mackenzie is visiting B.C. communities. Since her appointment, she has created reports about key topics such as information gaps, prescription drugs, housing, residential care, and caregiver distress.

The session is open to anyone interested in seniors issues and takes place at 20605 51B Ave.

Learn more about Mackenzie’s work at www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca. For more about the meeting, email llyscat@gmail.com.

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