COVID-19 Updates

News & Press Releases

Stay up-to-date with BCSLA including senior living industry updates, press releases, and company news.

BCSLA News

Release – December 22nd, 2020

Vancouver, BC — The COVID-19 pandemic means many people are going to spend the holiday season without their friends and families. The feeling of loneliness and isolation is going to be especially heightened amongst the seniors in retirement homes in the coming days. In an effort to alleviate this and bring some joy to the seniors, BCSLA has teamed up with the community from Bowen Island which was initiated by Ann-Marie Delawsky and her family who created their own Christmas cards to distribute to seniors.

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BCSLA News

Release – December 10th, 2020

Vancouver, BC – Yesterday, BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) called on the Provincial Government
and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to ensure that all BC’s seniors are treated equally when it
comes to determining the Province’s roll out plans for the COVID-19 vaccine and while defining the
priority eligibility for seniors.

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BCSLA News

Release – November 24, 2020

Evan and Elaine,

First of all, I want to thank both of you for attending the initial briefing call with myself and BCSLA Board members, Tony Baena and Karim Kassam, to discuss our members’ concerns with the unexpected and unsustainable Insurance Premium Increases and the absence of Liability Coverage available to operators.

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BCSLA News

Release – October 22nd, 2020

Vancouver, BC – On the eve of BC’s provincial election, BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) released a comprehensive position paper reflecting the private pay independent living, assisted
living and long term care operator’s response to election platforms released by BC’s political parties.

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BCSLA News

Release – September 11th, 2020

Patricia (Pat) Rita Rolande Jenson, a resident of Astoria Retirement Residence has won this year’s BCSLA L.E.A.P (Let’s Embrace Aging Passionately) Award for Resident of the Year. The award was presented on September 10th, 2020 at Astoria Retirement Residence in Port Coquitlam.

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BCSLA News

Release – August 28, 2020

Surrey, B.C. (August 28, 2020) – Central City Brewers + Distillers teamed up with the BC Lions and BC
Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) to donate hand sanitizer to independent and assisted living
communities in B.C. through sales of the Red Racer Cruiser 8-pack Mixer released this summer.

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BCSLA News

Release – July 3rd, 2020

BCSLA’s response to the Provincial Government announcement concerning the easing of visitation guidelines and financial assistance to Long-Term Care and Assisted Living operators in BC.

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