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Monday, February 1, 2016

New 'Senior's' Guide Available 

The Province is unveiling new resources to assist British Columbians in getting ready for all aspects of the future, from health to finances.
Health Minister Terry Lake today announced an enhanced 11th edition of the BC Seniors’ Guide is available in print, PDF and new e-book formats, as well as on the Aging Well website. This website offers a wide range of advice and information for those over 50 years of age.
“Whether you are a senior, or are thinking about how to be fully independent down the road, it’s never too late to be prepared,” said Lake. “The revised and updated BC Seniors’ Guide helps with information about existing services, and highlights information for seniors with lower incomes. 
The new seniors’ guide includes information on programs, such as:
  • Fair PharmaCare;
  • Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium assistance;
  • 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 bus pass program, which offers subsidized bus passes to low-income seniors; and
  • the B.C. senior’s supplement, which offers a provincial top-up to the federal Old Age Security/Guaranteed Income Supplement payment.

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