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Jarnail and Pritam
This is the story of Jarnail and Pritam (fictionalized characters) who make new roles for themselves without turning to substances to cope. It is, however, still a story that is familiar to anyone who works with immigrant seniors. There is an increased awareness in BC of the needs of an aging population, and more specifically, the unique needs of senior ethnocultural populations. Awareness is a good start, but more attention and resources are needed to help immigrant seniors, so their stories will turn out as well as Jarnail and Pritam’s.
ethnic diversity; senior services; immigrant services; alcohol abuse; South Asian British Columbians
Visions: BC's Mental Health and Addiction Journal
HeretoHelp (BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information)