North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney, is about to host a zoom assembly spotlighting seniors advocacy.
It’s occurring from 4:00pm to five:00pm this Wednesday, Nov. 4th.
In line with Blaney, it is going to deal with advocacy work for seniors, classes from the COVID pandemic, how we are able to result in modifications to residence care, long-term care, and healthcare; and the right way to create age-inclusive communities.
She says that she’s going to take the suggestions from the assembly straight to the federal Liberal authorities.
“This is a chance for us to fulfill with constituents (and) to listen to their questions. We’re already getting plenty of call-ins and emails so I’m certain that even earlier than the occasion begins I’ll have a considerable record of inquiries to ask these people and for us to debate,” Blaney stated.
“I’m hoping that this may deliver consciousness, be a possibility to share info and permit me to return to Ottawa to let the minister of seniors as properly the Trudeau authorities know what is going on in our using.”
Blaney stated COVID-19 has had a very devastating affect on our seniors.
“We’ve seen the unhappy incidence of excessive deaths in numerous seniors care services and the vulnerability that plenty of the aged in our communities face at the moment.”
Blaney shall be joined by BC Seniors’ Advocate Isobel Mackenzie and CanAge President and CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts.
Mackenzie has over 20 years’ expertise working with seniors in-home care, licensed care, neighborhood companies and volunteer companies.
She led B.C.’s largest not-for-profit company, serving over 6,000 seniors yearly.
On this work, Mackenzie led the implementation of a brand new mannequin of dementia care that has grow to be a nationwide greatest observe, in addition to the primary security accreditation for homecare staff.
Watts at the moment teaches on the College of Toronto, the place she can be a Fellow of the Institute for Lifecourse and Getting older.
You will discover out extra in regards to the occasion and register by clicking here.
A Fb web page has been created for the occasion and might be discovered here.