Kootenay Council of Seniors Association directors

New seniors advocacy group formed

A group of local citizens has created the Kootenay Council of Seniors Association.

Castlegar News Staff

A group of local citizens has created the Kootenay Council of Seniors Association and says it’s ready to tackle important local seniors issues.

The group’s four priority areas are health and wellness education for seniors, seniors’ transit, a driving course for seniors, and advocacy/communication.

The goal is to make available to Kootenay seniors the advocacy of a united front.

The association’s purpose is to reach out to Kootenay seniors and, according to their press release, “assist them in all their chosen endeavours, and to promote local seniors to participate in their local seniors associations. Together we are stronger and more effective in dealing with our local issues and can give our seniors the impact of thousands of members working toward similar goals.”

The organization has four organizations as members for a total of 1,400 local seniors as affiliates, and the goal is to have more groups applying to join, and over 4,000 members by year’s end.

The association is a local branch of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations.

 

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