Rising to the Challenge: B.C.’s Community-Based Seniors’ Service Agencies Stepped Up During COVID-19
Healthy Aging CORE BC
March 30, 2021
Description / Summary
United Way of the Lower Mainland releases study on how community agencies kept older adults safe at home during the pandemic.
How a network of community agencies across the province pulled together to keep older adults safe is the subject of a new report entitled Rising to the Challenge: How B.C.’s Community-Based Seniors’ Service Agencies Stepped Up During COVID-19. Commissioned by the United Way’s Healthy Aging Office in partnership with the Community Based Seniors Services Leadership Council, the study was undertaken by Dialogues in Action, who gathered data to measure the effectiveness and responsiveness of the province-wide, community-led response to support seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rising to the Challenge provides insight into the vital role played by community, specifically the community-based seniors serving sector (CBSS) sector, in meeting needs of the public when it is recognized and properly resourced by all levels of government and other funding bodies.