Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)

Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support) is a non profit organization delivering programs and initiatives to prevent elder abuse. Services include the Seniors Abuse and Information Line, Victim Services Program, Legal Advocacy Program, the Elder Law Clinic, and Workshops and Training. Seniors First BC advocates for legal and social justice for older adults in BC.

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This booklet contains information about planning for the future. It offers information about: Power of Attorney, Representation Agreement, Wills, Staying Safe and Secure, and Protection from Frauds and Scams. (2012)
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This booklet contains services available to seniors in the following areas: Health Care, Housing, Transportation, and Recreation. Updated 2015. For more information, see When I'm 64: Benefits.
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This e-book covers the types of elder abuse and risk factors, B.C. government programs and community services available for older adults who are abused and neglected, and practice tips on how to work with older adults.
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This info sheet includes helpful tips for making a report with the police, information about what happens after a report is made and what happens to the person accused (bail, recognizance and peace bonds).
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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There are formal and informal ways to give someone permission to help us manage our financial affairs. If you decide to take a more formal step, this information sheet outlines some common options. All of them can be ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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This info sheet includes descriptions of the roles of police, the Crown counsel, victim service workers in responding to abuse and neglect of seniors.
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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This manual describes the key legal issues related to residential care in British Columbia, along with the appropriate processes and available legal or administrative remedies.
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These fact sheets provide information on what elder abuse is, outline the types of elder abuse, and include examples on each type of elder abuse.
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