Announcing the release of our first documentary film! The Remaining Light journeys through an often invisible part of Canada's health care system -- the community-based services that provide care to seniors as they age and die. The film features the stories of seniors and their families, and explores themes of dignity, preventing illness and social isolation, and keeping health care costs under control as the boomer generation ages.
The Remaining Light is set in British Columbia, where the province's Ombudsperson is carrying out an investigation into a fragmented and underfunded system of seniors care. But the film's themes and stories will resonate with people across Canada who worry that we are not providing seniors with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Watch the film and learn about how you can help promote a public dialogue about seniors care. To order a copy of the DVD and/or organize a community screening, contact us: bcseniors[at]policyalternatives[dot]ca, 604-801-5121 x223.
Vancouverites are invited to join us at the premiere of The Remaining Light on Saturday February 12 -- more info here.
The Remaining Light is jointly presented by the CCPA and the Hospital Employees' Union.