A year or so ago, University of Victoria under Dr. Patrick McGowan’s leadership and thanks to the hard work of dedicated people like Jay Bains, Provincial Coordinator, Self-Management Programs, and his colleagues, did an excellent job in reaching out to the South Asian community in addressing some of the chronic diseases like diabetes, heart health and high blood pressure.
On Tuesday, September 9, University of Victoria opened a spacious office at 4907 Chisholm Street in Ladner (Delta). This office is a one-stop Research and Operational office of Self Management Programs of University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging.
They also provide information in English, Punjabi and Chinese to potential participants and visitors. Masters’ training and Leaders’ Training on various self management programs are also conducted in the space available in this office.
The official purpose is to channelize operation of self management programs all over BC.
The top floor of this building houses the administrative office which deals with administration and research studies on data collected in the field. The ground floor is designed to offer direct services to clients and those who walk in.
University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging urges the pubic to make extensive use of these services. The centre has very well qualified professionals who are capable of providing these services in various languages.