BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter to visit West Kootenay in September
BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter is visiting Nelson and Castlegar September 12-13 to present her findings re improving seniors' care in BC, with special reference to the West Kootenay area.
Those organizing the visit to the area have scheduled events both Nelson & Castlegar at different times of the day in the hope that as many people as possible will be able to hear her important recommendations for change.
In Nelson, Carter will speak on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the Nelson United Church Hall, 602 Silica Street.
The following day, on Thursday, September 13 Carter makes a similar presentation in Castlegar from noon to 2 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Centre, 2101 6th Avenue.
An optional lunch, by donation, will be available at 11:30 am.
Both presentations are free of charge.
The BC Government has been given a unique opportunity to improve the lives of seniors in the province if it follows the 176 recommendations made by Carter in her recently released report "The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in BC".
However, according to Castlegar Health Watch member & event organizer, Bud Godderis, "The government needs encouragement to fully implement the Report's recommendations."
"The public is encouraged to come out to meet the BC Ombudsperson, learn about her Report and find out what concerned citizens can to to urge immediate government action," Godderis adds.
To read the full Report go to www.bcombudsperson.bc.ca
For a 14 page summary of the Report go to www.bchealthcoalition.ca