B.C. Seniors at Risk!

What can we learn from Alberta’s experience on assisted living

Closing long-term care facilities and substituting assisted living spaces for frail seniors is a key part of the Campbell Liberal’s attack on health care.

Starting in Prince George on September 11 and winding up in Nelson on October 3. Wendy Armstrong from the Alberta branch of the Consumer’s Association of Canada is making a whirlwind tour of B.C. speaking to concerned citizens about Alberta senior’s health care experience with assisted living.

The free public forums, endorsed by Seniors’ Network of B.C., B.C. Nurses Union, Hospital Employees’ Union, Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations and local organizations, have, in many cases, sent invitations to local MLA’s to attend the forums in their constituencies.

With the number of events affecting seniors around the province, seniors, family members and health care workers are looking for answers. If you need answers, then you can’t miss the opportunity to hear Armstrong’s insights.

Check out Armstrong’s schedule below for the forum closest to you.

Tentative Schedule

The North:

Wednesday, Sept 11 Prince George 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, College of New Caledonia, Thursday, Sept 12 Terrace, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, North West Community College

Okanagan:

Tuesday, Sept 17 Kamloops 7:00 pm Desert Gardens, Wednesday, Sept 18 Salmon Arm 1:30 pm Salmar Theatre, Wednesday, Sept 18 Vernon 6:00 pm Schubert Centre, Thursday, Sept 19 Kelowna1:00 pm Elks Hall, Thursday, Sept 19 Penticton 7:00 pm Ramada Inn,

Vancouver/Victoria:

Tuesday, Sept 24, North Vancouver 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm , Lonsdale Quay Hotel, Wednesday, Sept. 25 Powell River, 1:00 pm, Coast Town Centre, Jervis/Georgia Rooms Wednesday, Sept 25, Richmond 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm , Executive Inn, Westminster Highway, Thursday, Sept 26 Victoria 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm Michele Pujol room, University of Victoria,

Kootenays:

Tuesday, Oct 1, Trail 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Muriel Griffiths Room, Charles Bailey Theatre, Wednesday, Oct 2, Castlegar 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sandman Inn Thursday, Oct 3, Nelson 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Prestige Inn,