CTV News: B.C. woman launches advocacy group led by seniors, for seniors

Elliott’s plight is one advocates say they’ve been hearing about for years, especially when it comes to suitable housing.
“There’s a great deal of anxiety for seniors just on that alone,” said Grace Hann, a seniors advocate who works at the Gordon Neighbourhood House in the West End.
Andrea Krombein, the seniors coordinator at Marpole Oakridge Family Place, told CTV News she knows of elders who are frequently threatened with eviction.
“Right now, as we are standing here, someone is suffering and that shouldn’t be happening,” she said.
Jenny Kwan, the MP for Vancouver East, said she knows of seniors in her constituency who are struggling to access dental care. Kwan said this is one of the reasons the NDP fought to secure a universal dental program, which she said will be available to seniors this year.
“We’ll be heading back to the House of Commons in about a week's time and we will be resuming that debate, working on that legislation, doing that work to bring it to fruition,” she said.

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