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Seniors housing symposium set for May 2

On Thursday May 2, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, the City of Prince George in cooperation with the Prince George Council of Seniors will be hosting an Seniors Housing Symposium. City of Prince George photo
On Thursday May 2, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, the City of Prince George in cooperation with the Prince George Council of Seniors will be hosting an Seniors Housing Symposium. City of Prince George photo

On Thursday May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the City of Prince George in cooperation with the Prince George Council of Seniors will be hosting a Seniors Housing Symposium.

The full day event will provide participants with current and relevant information on housing and related issues for seniors. The session will be held at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre and is free of charge for registrants, due in part to an age-friendly project grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

BC Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, will be the Symposium’s keynote speaker. During her presentation, Ms. MacKenzie will share information about her role as Seniors Advocate, and highlight issues that matter most to seniors. Presentations from the City, BC Housing, and Northern Health are also scheduled.  Each presentation will be followed by a facilitated dialogue session, allowing seniors to ask questions and provide feedback.

“One of the fundamental elements of a healthy and inclusive community is having a range of housing types to accommodate people of different ages, life stages, incomes, and abilities,” said Sarah Brown, Social Development Coordinator for the City of Prince George. “The City of Prince George plays a key role in housing in the community, and as such is excited to offer this Symposium to community members.”

The symposium will include a trade show designed to enable symposium participants to access information about a range of programs and services of special interest to seniors.

Participants, seniors in particular, are invited to register for the May 2 Symposium via Eventbrite or call the Prince George Council of Seniors at 250-564-5888 for assistance with the Eventbrite registration.

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