COSCO is an umbrella organization, made up of various seniors’ organizations and individual associate members, and in 2014 had 82 affiliates representing approximately 108,000 seniors. The Purpose of the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of B.C. (COSCO) as stated in its Constitution and Bylaws is:

(a) To assemble, coordinate, advance proposals and resolutions concerned with the welfare of elder citizens, and submit them to the appropriate government bodies;
(b) To advance the social and physical welfare of all elder citizens in the province of British Columbia, and

The Senior Citizens’ Association of British Columbia is affiliated with COSCO.  COSCO produces quarterly newsletters of particular interest toBC seniors. Links to recent issues are below:

COSCONews 2014 4th quarter

IN THIS EDITION

Challenging issues face seniors in the new year

COSCO expands its wide offering of health and wellness workshops

Cooperative housing in crisis in B.C.

Canadian Medical Association:

Hospitals grinding to a halt because of stranded seniors .

Read the December 2014 Newsletter (pdf)

COSCONews 2014 3rd quarter

 

Read the October 2014 newsletter(pdf)

COSCO NEWSLETTER Q2 2014

“COSCO calls on Ottawa to provide leadership to strengthen Medicare ” and much more

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Read the June 2014 newsletter (pdf)

COSCO NEWSLETTER Q1 2014

“Passing the Torch” and much more

COSCONews 2014 1st quarter

Read the March 2014 newsletter (pdf)