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Provincial Learning Event – Plan with Seniors, Not for Them
May 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC (COSCO BC): Plan with seniors, not for them.
What is COSCO? You will learn about the roles COSCO plays in advancing the social and physical welfare of older adults in BC, including advocacy, education and campaigns, together with its charitable arm – the COSCO Health and Wellness Institute – which offers free workshops across the province. Elder abuse has been selected as one of three major priorities for COSCO in 2022. We are keen to explore with BC CRN how we can better work together to address this issue, which intersects with key priorities around long term care standards, integrated primary health care in our communities, safe and accessible housing for seniors and income security, free from frauds and scams, among others. Participants in the BC CRN Learning Event will become informed of COSCO goals, membership and communications tools, as well as how we reach out to diverse BC seniors with resource information about health and wellness. Come to share ideas and insights in the presentation by Barb Mikulec, 1st VP of COSCO BC. For more info see www.coscobc.ca
Barb Mikulec has dedicated her expertise to seniors advocacy issues, after a career teaching in Vancouver Schools. She is on the executive of the National Pensioners Federation and builds links with the national level of seniors’ concerns about economic security, affordable housing, and wellness projects. Locally, Barb serves on the Seniors Advocate Council of Advisors, as well as the provincial Board of the BC Retired Teachers Association. Her major commitment is to the COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Institute, Barb serves as President. The Institute offers free workshops which have had over 50,000 attendees since 2008. www.seniorshelpingseniors.ca