The provincial government is unveiling new resources to assist British Columbians aged 50 and older in getting ready for all aspects of the future, from health to finances.
Health Minister Terry Lake recently announced an enhanced 11th edition of the B.C. Seniors' Guide is available in print, PDF and new e-book formats, as well as on the Aging Well website (healthyfamiliesbc.ca/ aging-well), according to a press release.
The new seniors guide includes information on programs such as Fair PharmaCare; Medical Services Plan 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.
For a free copy of the 11th edition of the B.C. Seniors' Guide call 1-877-952-3181. To access a copy online, visit gov.bc.ca/seniorsguide.