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HealthLink BC

Province: BC

Recognizing that people at different life stages have different types of concerns and questions related to their health, the government of BC has created a website with a host of different topics relevant to residents as they move through the life cycle. A quick look at the Seniors' Health page displays not only topics with significant information, but also information sheets in PDF form in a host of different languages.

The Seniors' page has information on various chronic illnesses including heart disease, osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimers' and others as well as information on elder abuse, healthy eating, visual and hearing issues, advanced care and preventing falls. The full list of topics and associated information can be found at

 Additionally, there is a phone number you can call if you require additional information or have questions - from anywhere in BC you can dial 811 and the number will be toll-free. A RN is available 24/7 through that line and is able to connect you with other professionals should the need arise.

As well, there is a Seniors Health Care Support Line for people with concers about care services in the province. The toll free number is 1-877-952-3181.

Esther Goldstein, B.Sc., B.S.W., RSW


Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is offered for general informational and educational purposes only. Opinions expressed are those of the writer and not necessarily Lifestyle 55 + Network, Inc/ In no way are any of the materials presented meant to be a substitute for professional advice nor should it be construed as such. Lifestyle 55+ Network, Inc. has endeavoured to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information contained on this website. However, neither it nor the administrator of the site assumes liability whatsoever for any errors or omissions, nor guarantees the accuracy of the information herein.

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