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UN International Day of Older Persons
World Human Rights Day [UN]
From the President's Desk
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
BC Summit for Older Adults on Safe Medication Use
COSCO In The Community
The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in BC
Lobbying for Reasonable Parking at BC Hospitals
Climate Change / Surviving Information Overload
Ride-Hailing: Not a Solution
Be Prepared for Darker Winter Days
'COSCO In The Community' - Enjoy the Images'
Newsletter (pdf): COSCO Newsletter Oct 2019
"The BC Government just announced an intention to produce accessibility legislation. There are many ways for individuals and organizations to participate: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility/
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Press release with relevant background documents: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019SDPR0059-001780 "
The Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia is conducting a one-day workshop for people who are interested in learning more about driver assessment, particularly when they are nearing the age of 80. However, drivers of any age are welcome to attend and the presentation will be useful for anybody.
Full details for each workshop location will be added as they be available and can be accessed by visting the appropriate link for your location.
Coquitlam May 24 2019 follow this link (pdf)
Richmond June 13 2019 follow this link (pdf)
Quesnel June 19 2019 follow this link (pdf)
Gabriola June 26 2019 follow this link (pdf)
Mission June 27 2019 follow this link (pdf)
The federal government didn’t deliver a national pharmacare plan in last month’s budget. Why?
Arthur Kube January 09, 1935 – February 10, 2019
Art Kube died this morning – February 10, 2019
The Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of BC – COSCO acknowledges Art Kube's contributions and celebrates his service with and for seniors in the Province.
We have much to be thankful for!
Following his retirement in 1995, Art's volunteer work with seniors spanned almost 30 years! A remarkable record that included presidency of the New Vista Society, Seniors On Guard for Medicare and various executive positions culminating in his presidency of COSCO.
In all of Art did, he worked in collaboration with others, both in his own organization and other organizations. His capacity for seeing the larger context - the big picture was an essential quality.
Seniors housing, health care, transportation, pensions and advocacy were all issues of concern to Art and the object of his work. Principles of equality and fairness guided his work.
He was pivotal in helping to develop COSCO’s Health and Wellness Society, the organization that delivers workshops to/with seniors all over the province, free of charge.
In 2015 Art received the Order of Canada in recognition his many good works.
"Details about any arrangements will be shared as they become available"
Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be cut by 50% on Jan. 1, 2018, marking an important step toward improving fairness for all British Columbians, Finance Minister Carole James said today.
“MSP premiums are unfair and place a significant burden on British Columbians,” James said. “I’m proud that we are moving away from these regressive fees and creating a more equitable system by eliminating MSP premiums entirely within four years.”
“The Counsel of Senior Citizens Organizations of B.C. (COSCO) is encouraged that our collaboration with RoadSafetyBC assisted with the new direction of the driver fitness program,” said Gudrun Langolf, acting president, COSCO. “No one wants unsafe drivers on the road, regardless of age. The changes will be welcome news to many of our members who have heard of, or experienced challenges with computer-based testing.
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