February 26, 2020
“My partner and I pay half of our monthly income on rent for our apartment. With our limited means, it’s been stressful. We struggle to pay rent, buy my medication, and other basic necessities. I was at our local neighborhood house a few weeks ago when I heard about the SAFER program. I was happy to learn we could get some help with our rent. I applied for the SAFER subsidy and just yesterday, $97 was direct deposited into our bank account!”
– Amaya, Surrey, BC
We’ve updated and revised one of our most popular booklets. Services for Older Adults, part of our When I’m 64 series, explains the health care, housing, social, and transportation options available to older adults in British Columbia. It highlights services and programs available to help people like Amaya make informed decisions and healthy lifestyle choices as they age.
When I’m 64: Benefits for Older Adults explains what financial help older adults can get from government sources. We have discontinued a third title in this series — When I'm 64: Controlling Your Affairs — because the information is covered in one of our newest booklets, Planning for Your Future, a title aimed at British Columbians of all ages.
When I’m 64: Services for Older Adults complements other People’s Law School information of interest to older adults, including the more in-depth planning content now available on our website, as well as our wills and estates, consumer, and money & debt topics.
Many thanks to our legal reviewer Kevin Smith for reviewing this update for legal accuracy.