"SENIORS RENTAL HOUSING INITIATIVE" PROGRAM
British Columbia Housing (BC Housing)
British Columbia, Canada.
"Working on these senior programs is so vital because you're talking about independence, you're talking about people being able to stay close to family to their friends, to the support groups that make a difference in their lives.
So taking this approach is absolutely essential."
-Stockwell Day, President of Treasury Board Canada.
Approximately 40 affordable senior housing developments are being built with one-bedroom apartments for seniors who are still able to live independently.
Senior Housing units are modular affordable through government subsidies.
Most low-income seniors and persons with disabilities will pay 30% of the household income on rent.
MORE PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (BC) CANADA:
Guru Nanak Niwas Assisted Living and Independent Living Facility" Program - An assisted living and independent living facility designed specifically for the South Asian community in Canada. Staff members are fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Fijian Hindi languages. British Columbia (BC) Canada.
BC Center for Elder & Advocacy - A trained legal advocate who is a paralegal provides legal information to those who call the Seniors Advocacy & Information Line. Advocates also provide legal representation to older adults with problems related to access to safe housing, access to government benefits and pensions and elder abuse. British Columbia (BC) Canada.
Duet Bike Program for Seniors - Allows wheelchair bound senior residents at a nursing care facility to ride a specially designed senior bicycle along with another person. British Columbia (BC) Canada.
Rainbow Vision LGBT Senior Housing and Assisted Living - Condominium, Independent and Assisted Living for LGBT seniors which offers a trial stay to those who wish to test out the facilities before moving in. British Columbia (BC) Canada.
Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook Program - A 200 page guide on elderly nutrition put together with the help of dietitians, senior focus groups and the Government of British Columbia.
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