Home Front – September 21

Seniors and Community Supports Minister Mary Anne Jablonski will speak on changes to continuing care at the annual general meeting of the Central Alberta Council on Aging at the Golden Circle at 9 a.m. on Oct. 6.

Changes in care

Seniors and Community Supports Minister Mary Anne Jablonski will speak on changes to continuing care at the annual general meeting of the Central Alberta Council on Aging at the Golden Circle at 9 a.m. on Oct. 6. The meeting is open to the public and there will be an opportunity to ask Jablonski questions. Admission is $3 per person for coffee and a muffin. A new manual on elder abuse prepared by the Alberta Council on Aging will also be released at the meeting. Manuals will be available at senior centres and other organizations serving seniors.


Consumer champions

People who champion consumer causes or promote awareness could be eligible for the Alberta Consumer Champion Awards. Albertans are invited to submit nominations for the award, which recognizes individuals and organizations that display dedication and commitment to consumer awareness. There are award categories for non-profit organizations, industry and trade associations, businesses, media and youth. The awards include a poster competition for youth ages 15 to 18. Winners are eligible for cash awards of $250 to $1,000. The Minister’s Award recognizes an individual’s long-term contributions to a fair and just Alberta marketplace. Heather Klimchuck, minister of Service Alberta, said the awards are intended to trumpet Albertans who serve Alberta consumer interests. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 27. For more information, check www.servicealberta.ca/Consumer Info.cfm


Citizen sustainability

ReThink Red Deer is kicking off its new season with the public presentation Citizen Sustainability on Tuesday, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Red Deer College in room 2600. Admission is free. Speakers will include Lisa Fox of Sustainability Resources Inc. and Nina Gales, manager of corporate affairs with the Town of Olds. Fox will discuss how citizens can influence the Provincial Land Use Framework to plan sustainable communities and cities. Gales will talk about her municipality’s sustainability planning successes and how citizens become engaged and influential in the process. ReThink Red Deer is an informal group of Red Deer citizens interested in smart urban planning. Go to www.rethinkreddeer.ca

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