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Getting Your Due: The Self-Advocating Senior -
by Doreen Marion Gee – Life for many seniors in B.C. is a far cry from the commonplace myth of the “rich” boomer. In her May 2015 Report, Seniors’ Housing in B.C., our provincial Seniors Advocate found that “Half of B.C. seniors live on $24,000 per year or less and more than 50,000 seniors are living on $20,000 or less.” In these lean-and-mean times, it is more important that ever that people in the older generation educate themselves and become well-informed about programs and resources that can raise their quality of life – and their bottom line. This involves getting …