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Reducing Vulnerability to Isolation Among Seniors

This session will be focused on addressing the challenges that seniors face with respect to social isolation. In the best of times, it is crucial to ensure that senior citizens remain connected and supported – and now more than ever, following the outbreak of COVID-19 and social isolation protocol. Join us to hear about new strategies to address social isolation among seniors, and many of the important resources that are available to housing providers to ensure that they can continue to foster healthy communities through challenging times.



May 11, 2020


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



Member Cost:


Visual Recording

Who should attend

Front line support staff in non-profit and affordable housing facilities, especially seniors housing.

What you will learn

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand impact of social isolation
  • Identify community resources available to tenants
  • Review opportunities for supporting tenants through COVID-19 isolations
  • Discuss possible opportunities to support at-risk tenants


Ross ChiltonCEO of Community Living BC, will discuss the crown agency’s role during this crisis and share information about available emergency resources for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Ernie Baatz
Executive Director of Spectrum Society for Community Living, will discuss how his organization has shifted its work to support both the people they serve and their staff during the pandemic.

Larissa Gunkel
a person with lived experience, will talk about how her life has changed in the last 2 months, what has worked and what things have been a challenge.

Jill Atkey
CEO of BCNPHA, will facilitate the discussion.