TIME to renew your membership with GNABC
TIME to step forward to join as a chapter executive
TIME to invite a colleague to join GNABC
TIME to register for the CGNA conference
TIME to note the GNABC annual general meeting date in your calendar – May 31, 2013
TIME to step forward to join the provincial executive
TIME to wish our colleagues, sitting the CNA certification exam in gerontology, good luck
TIME to add the voice of GNABC members to discussions at provincial and federal tables on safe, appropriate, competent care for older adults
It’s time to make time to do some or all of the above. Being part of a professional association such as GNABC does require an investment of some time on your part. This is an exciting time in our association. In January
GNABC was invited to attend a round table discussion with the Honorable Alice Wong MP, Minister for Seniors and this month GNABC will attend a discussion forum, hosted by The Honorable Sharon Carstairs PC, on Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network. It is an exciting time to be a nurse caring for older adults. Many of the questions being asked at these forums relate to ensuring a healthy aging process and what supports will be needed in healthcare in the future for older adults who are healthy AND for those dealing with chronic illnesses. Members of GNABC may not have all the answers but we need to bring the voice of those who care for older adults to the decision makers and the public.
Advocacy is part of the GNABC mission. GNABC members have a big opportunity in the coming months to advocate for older adults. BC will have a provincial election in May. Now is the time to ask all candidates about their platform on healthcare, to remind them that the Ombudspersons Report on Seniors care in BC had 173 recommendations to improve senior’s care and that the members of the Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia want to see those recommendations implemented.
As always I welcome members to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Ilczaszyn, RN.BSN.GNC(C) President GNABC