There was some good news coming for us Seniors from the government this month. Isobel Mackenzie has been named BC’s first seniors’ advocate. She has been working for seniors for 18 years, most recently as executive director of Beacon Community Services in Victoria. The seniors’ advocate position is the first of its kind in Canada and was created in response to the needs of BC’s nearly 700,000 seniors. Mackenzie will be expected to investigate allegations of abuse and keep an eye on the government care system.