Poorest B.C. seniors not getting help, advocate says


In a recent survey it was discovered that many seniors don’t know that subsidies are available or how to apply.

B.C.’s seniors advocate says the first survey conducted by her office surprised her by revealing that many of the people who are in most need of help don’t know how to get it. Isobel Mackenzie says the next step is to find out how to get the message to seniors and to make it easier to apply for subsidies, some of which must be renewed each year.

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Source: Vancouver Sun

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