Continued SHINE Expansion

Seniors Services Society of BC is delighted to announce the addition of three new partners: OneSky Community Resources in Penticton, Beacon Community Services in Victoria/Sidney, and Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives in Richmond. These organizations are renowned for their comprehensive range of services, catering to various demographics including children, youth, families, seniors, individuals with developmental disabilities, and those who need counseling services. We extend a warm welcome to their dedicated staff members, who will undoubtedly bring valuable expertise to our collective efforts.

In other SHINE News…
On June 20, SSSBC hosted a highly productive Community of Practice session where we unveiled an innovative and much-needed data tracking tool. This tool will improve data organization and provide a seamless collection of data on senior housing placements across all SHINE sites. It will help us to better understand and address the needs of our community.

Demonstrating our commitment to ongoing professional development, SSSBC successfully coordinated a special summer session of the Housing Navigator Training Program. This virtual training attended by 50 individuals, took place in late June. We were privileged to host distinguished speakers from Service Canada, MSDPR, FHA, and TRAC, who generously shared their wealth of knowledge, experience, and insights into housing navigation and support services for BC Seniors.

In collaboration with Seniors First BC and New Westminster BC Community Response Network (BCCRN), we recently recorded an engaging podcast episode dedicated to raising awareness of Elder Abuse and Prevention. We express our deepest appreciation to BCCRN for sponsoring our podcast, released on Friday, June 30, shortly after World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This enlightening discussion will undoubtedly resonate with our community and foster a deeper understanding of this critical issue.