Sadly, the shelter sector is responding to a growing number of seniors that are accessing homeless services. Working with elderly clients in the homeless sector can be challenging due to the complex needs of these vulnerable clients. HSABC’s Working with Elderly Shelter Clients webinar examines health issues and how the effects of aging impact elderly shelter clients. This webinar examines specific areas for front-line, outreach and case planner workers to consider when engaging elderly clients. This interactive webinar introduces techniques that can be helpful when trying to create safe, respectful spaces for elderly clients.
Reid started his career as a certified family therapist and was the Clinical Coordinator of Social Work at Shaughnessy Hospital before moving to the BC Centre of Ability. Reid has provided leadership throughout the sector, most recently as the President of the Health Sciences Association of BC, a union of more than 18,000 health and social services professionals.
HSA is affiliated with the National Union of Public and General Employees. With 340,000 members across the country, it is one of the largest labour organizations in Canada. In the words of NUPGE, “His leadership has transformed HSABC (Health Sciences Association of BC)/NUPGE into a strong voice for health professionals across B.C. and a solid defender of public services, even under enormous pressures.”
Reid earned his Master of Social Work from UBC and continues to provide leadership within his community and businesses.