Tune in! Every month Seniors Services Society of BC will be airing a podcast in a series called Fridays with Seniors hosted by Dr. Peter Legge from Canada Wide Media. Each podcast will take a deeper look into the lives of seniors in BC, rooting out issues including housing, navigation of timely supports and services, mental wellness, emergency services, elder abuse, finances, taxes, and digital literacy.

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Episode 1:
Emergency Preparedness/Heat Dome: The problem, how to prepare, and what worked.
Special Guest: New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services
Air Date: March 11th, 2022

Episode 2: Intergenerational Volunteerism: What they do, what they gain, and the impact they have
Special Guest: SSSBC Volunteers
Air Date: April 1st, 2022

Episode 3: Elder Abuse: The problem, signs to look for, and what you can do to help
Sponsored by: Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Special Guests
Leanore Sali, BCCRN; Tina Chang, Seniors First; Ann Thomas, SSSBC
Air Date: May 6th, 2022

Episode 4: Housing Collaborative: What is it and why do we need a housing collaborative?

Podcast 1: Housing Experiences of Senior Renters
Special Guests:
Donald MacKenzie and Sharon Ennis

Podcast 2: Housing Best Practices for Senior Renters
Special Guests:
Kyoko Takahashi, Manager, Integrated Services SSSBC; Jenny Konkin, Whole Way House; Susan Moore, Brightside Community Homes Foundation

Air Date: June 17th, 2022

Episode 5: SHINE Program (Seniors Housing Information & Navigation Ease): What is it, and why do we need SHINE?
Special Guests:
Christine Palmer, Shine Manager SSSBC; Vi Sorenson, Seniors Outreach Services Society; Kirsten Brooker, Nanaimo Family Life Association; Laura Tamblyn Watts, CanAge

Air Date: July 8, 2022

Episode 6: Finances: Simple Strategies to Reduce Risks
Sponsored by: Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Special Guests
Joanna Ngo, Branch Manager, Colleen Ciccozzi, Program Manager, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union and Carlo Viola, Forms & Taxes Program, Seniors Services Society of BC

Air Date: August 5th, 2022

Episode 7: Mental and Emotional Well-being: Common concerns and options for self-care and support.
Special Guests:
Leanore Sali, Information and Referral Triage, Seniors Services Society of BC; Suzanne Klassen, Community Engagement Coordinator, Brightside Housing; Gary Thandi, Executive Director, Moving Forward Family Services; MaryAnn Becher, Coordinator, Century House Senior Peer Support Program; Eva Robinson, Century House Senior Peer Support

Air Date: September 5th, 2022

Episode 8: Digital Literacy for Seniors: the need, the challenge, and the impact
Special Guests:
Nita Sundaram, Digital Banking & Shauna Lynde, Branch Manager, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union; Gustav Arinzol, Digital literacy Volunteer, SSSBC; Alison Silgardo, CEO, SSSBC

Air Date: October 7thm 2022


Episode 9: Santa for Seniors Campaign 2022
Special Guests:
Nipa Bhalla and Christina Chisholm, SSSBC, Maggie Amirani, Agecare Harmony Court, and Holly White, Heritage Office Furnishings

Air Date: November 4th, 2022

Episode 10: Reflections on 2022: Thoughts on what has changed over the year
Special Guest:
Alison Silgardo, CEO of SSSBC

Air Date:
December 23rd, 2022