BCRTA’s Well-being Committee Spans Education and Advocacy

BCRTA's Well-being Committee educates and advocates

BCRTA’s mission is to promote the well-being of our members and seniors in general. As such, BCRTA has pursued this goal in different ways over the years. A few years ago, a comprehensive view of well-being led to the Well-Being Committee being formed by the amalgamation of two previous BCRTA committees – Housing and Health.

A major focus of the Well-being Committee is to provide knowledgeable, up-to-date, well-researched and interesting articles in PostScript and Connections for members and all other seniors who could benefit from the information.

The committee writes about personal experiences and health research that is relevant to members and other seniors.

The committee also works to actively advocate for and engage members on issues that fall under the committee’s mandate. When issues or events are identified that affect the health and security of seniors, the committee ensures that the BCRTA board receives the appropriate background material to ensure effective advocacy.

As part of its education focus, the committee has recently begun producing short webinar segments on topics relevant to seniors.

Submitted by Pat Thiesen, Chair
December 2021