PENTICTON— New Democrat MLAs are holding a forum in Penticton to meet directly with seniors from the Okanagan area about the various concerns and issues that seniors are facing when accessing government programs, services, and supports.
“With the Okanagan being home to a large number of British Columbia’s seniors, it is important that we hear their specific issues and concerns,” said Selina Robinson, spokesperson for seniors, local government and sports. “The conversations in Penticton will help us improve our work and direction as we advocate for better services and supports on their behalf.”
Penticton is the second stop on the New Democrats Seniors Tour, aiming to bring seniors concerns from across the province back to Victoria to be heard in the B.C. legislature.
“This forum will provide a unique opportunity for Okanagan families to speak directly with MLAs who are committed to advocating for resolutions to the issues that seniors face,” said Robinson.
“We are hearing across the province that seniors are struggling with a lack of supports around housing, healthcare, and other key areas, that would make their lives more manageable. We feel that British Columbian seniors deserve better, and hearing from people directly will help us work towards getting them the specific supports that they need.”
The forum will be held on Thursday, February 4th, at 1:00 p.m., in the Auditorium at the Penticton Museum and Archives.
Seniors forum event details:
When: Thursday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Auditorium at the Penticton Museum and Archives, 785 Main Street, Penticton B.C.
Who: New Democrat spokesperson for seniors, local government and sports, Selina Robinson, spokesperson for health, Judy Darcy, and spokesperson for housing, David Eby.