To the editor;
October 1 was the International Day of Older Persons 2022 and was an excellent opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions seniors make every day in communities throughout British Columbia.
The United Nations designated this year’s theme as ‘The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women’ to highlight the vital role women play in supporting everyone through the aging process. Whether it is caring for a spouse, a friend, a neighbour or a grandchild, women prove their role as a caregiver knows no expiry date.
Our communities continue to be enriched by the volunteer efforts of seniors overall and in particular older women. When we look at who is running the seniors’ centres, the meals on wheels programs and the hospital auxiliaries across the province, we find it is mostly seniors and mostly women.
A longer life and a smaller income are the hallmarks of B.C.’s senior women, let us give thanks and celebrate their resilience and generosity.
BC Seniors Advocate
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