Speaking tour on seniors’ care

Friends of Medicare, Public Interest Alberta and Parkland Institute have joined forces for a November speaking tour to discuss the state of seniors’ care.

Friends of Medicare, Public Interest Alberta and Parkland Institute have joined forces for a November speaking tour to discuss the state of seniors’ care.

The tour will visit 11 communities across Alberta and will stop in Red Deer and Sundre on Nov. 7.

Concerns about the rapidly rising involvement of private corporations in Alberta’s senior care system, as well as the health-care system, will be discussed.

A new report to be released by Parkland Institute on elder care will also be on the agenda.

Sandra Azocar, executive director of Friends of Medicare, and representatives from Public Interest Alberta and Parkland Institute will take part.

The tour stops in Sundre, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Sundre West Country Centre at 104 2nd Ave.

The Red Deer meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library, at 4818 49th St.

For more information, call 780-420-0471 or visit www.pialberta.org or www.friendsofmedicare.org.

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