Every June, across Canada, a special observance is given to seniors and the wide array of social and legal issues affecting this group of citizens. From applying for Old Age Security to seeking support when their own life or security is at risk or suddenly finding themselves involved in raising a grandchild, these are just some of the issues that may suddenly become challenging for them.
Clicklaw offers a wealth of information resources directed at seniors, including Common Questions, and links to various services on the Clicklaw HelpMap that offer valuable information and support. The BC Centre for Elderly Advocacy and Support (BC CEAS) is a great example of a service that advocates for seniors, works to prevent seniors abuse, and offers assistance to older adults whose safety may be in peril.
As it happens, the BC Centre for Elderly Advocacy and Support has just announced that their Senior Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) has extended its hours of operation starting July 1st, to 8am-8pm daily except for holidays. SAIL can be reached at 604-437-1940 or toll-free at 1-866-437-1940