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Volunteers sought to gauge well-being of Nanaimo seniors in long-term care

B.C. Office of Seniors Advocate wants to interview hundreds of Nanaimo seniors in long-term care
The B.C. Office of the Seniors Advocate wants to interview seniors in the province in long-term care, including seniors living in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Volunteers are sought to help gauge the health and well-being of Nanaimo seniors in care.

In an e-mail, the B.C. Ministry of Health’s office of patient-centred measurement is making a call for people to go into long-term care facilities, including Nanaimo Seniors Village and Wexford Creek Seniors Community, to “be the hands and feet on the ground to listen to the stories of vulnerable seniors,” in order for residents’ voices to be heard.

There are an estimated 800 seniors in Nanaimo living in long-term care, and volunteers will be expected to reach out, hold in-depth interviews with them and “brighten their days” over the next three months, the e-mail said. Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. seniors’ advocate, plans to listen to what the seniors and their loved ones have to say.

Volunteers will also be needed for surveys in Parksville and Ladysmith and all will receive comprehensive training.

Anyone interested in volunteering their time can apply at or call 1-877-952-3181. For more information, go to

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