Stadjuhar & Mollison draw attention to seniors' homelessness in op-ed

B.C. Seniors’ Advocate Isobel Mackenzie has put the seniors’ homelessness crisis on the map in recent weeks, highlighting how soaring rents are forcing seniors out of their homes to live in vehicles, couch surf with friends and family, or even into shelters or the streets.

We know these stories all too well. In our B.C. research examining the end-of-life experiences of homeless and vulnerably housed people, we saw firsthand how poverty impacts people’s final months, weeks and days of life. We walked alongside adults and seniors who were having to choose between paying rent or buying food and medicine — people displaced from their homes when the cost of living or their medical needs became too high for them to manage.

Read the rest of the op-ed here.