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DEMOGRAPHIC PLANNING COMMISSION

We were deeply disappointed that the Demographic Planning Commission has failedto hear the strongconcernswhich we brought forward during the Hearings.Concerns, that In Alberta, seniors are being denied rights and protection.That in Alberta elder care facilities, seniors can be harmed with impunity becausethere is no viable, enforceable legislation. The Protection For Persons in Care Act isnon-punitive […]

PERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT, ROCKYVIEW HOSPITAL, CALGARY

Victor, a senior, has been detained in the day room, of Stn. # 47 ofRockyview Hospitalsince April 25/08, eight months.He is not allowed to leave the ward. His daughter was named the agent of a PersonalDirectivewhich has been activated. Two Form I’s signed by physicians state that he has “poor insight and judgement”, which are […]

EIGHT TEENAGERS CHARGES IN NURSING HOME ABUSE

TThe eight young women worked part-time at the Good Samaritan nursinghome in Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA.According to the criminal complaint, the teens laughed earlier this year astheyspat in residents’ mouths, poked and groped their breasts and genitalsand at times taunted them until they screamed.The abuse allegedly occurred between January and May of this year against15 […]

ELDER ABUSE INTERVENTION TEAM, EDMONTON, AB.

The Elder Abuse Intervention Team phone line is no longer in service. Calls are now being referred for consultationand referrals.

LETHBRIDGE – NURSING HOME TO CLOSE

Alarmed about plans to close one of Lethbridge’s twonursing homes, family members of its residents arelaunching a petition to save Extendicare.Chinook Health officials say the northside facility,home to 120 frail seniors, will shut next summer.Its operator is expected to open a southside facilitya year later, but officials say it will provide assistedcare for healthier seniors.Current […]

PRESS CONFERENCE – MONDAY NOVEMBER 17/08 @ 11 AM – OLD TIMERS CABIN – 9430 SCONA ROAD

BILL # 24 ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUSTEESHIP ACT.Draconian legislation infringing on privacy rights and the right tosafety and security of person.The facts relating to this legislation will be fully discussed at thePress Conference by Mr. Allan Garber of Parlee McLaws LLP

ALLEN GRAY CONTINUING CARE CENTER, EDMONTON, AB.

CRISIS IN CARE.Acute short staffing resulting in facility staff unable to providebasic, custodial care: resulting in falls, failure to feed those whorequire assistance to eat. Patients left in bed or not taken outof wheelchairs all day.

Bill # 24, GUARDIANSHIP & TRUSTEESHIP ACT

Bill # 24, Guardianship and Trusteeship Act,has already passed 3rdreading, is seriously flawed legislation. Discrimination against the elderly, those with mental and physical abilities offends the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We will be posting, some of the legislative abuses contained within the proposed legislation, at a later date.

FLORA L’HEUREUX

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FLORA L’HEUREUX BORN AUGUST 15, 1931 MONTREAL, QUEBEC PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 1, 2008 EDMONTON, ALBERTA A DISPLAY HONOURING FLORA HAS BEEN SET UP ON THE 5TH FLOOR OF NORQUEST COLLEGE 10215 – 108 ST. EDMONTON, ALBERTA

COURT OK’S 128 MILLION CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society & et al v.the Queen et al.We are pleased to announce that Court of Queens Bench,Madame Justice Sheila Greckolhas certified this action. This action is not primarily about money, this is about rights, about the way the government treats its’ citizens. This is a landmark case, the first of its […]

AGE DISCRIMINATION

Persons who reach the age of 75 years must have aphysical exami by a physician before they can apply to renew theirdriving license. They must also bear the cost of that examination. Alberta citizens must undergo this scrutiny even though they may neverhave had an accident or charges laid against them. Young persons applyingfor licensesare […]

OMAR KHADR, THE TORONTO BORN MAN ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES, IS SUING, PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER

Omar Khadr, a prisoner ofGuantanamoBay, is suing Prime Minister Stephen Harper & obviously is given the right to do so. However, an Alberta citizen, who may have suffered illness & therefore been declaredincompetent, perhaps unfairly but who has not been charged with a crime,has no right to sue thegovernment. He/she stripped of all rights. He/she […]

SILVER ALERT SYSTEM: PROTECTING VULNERABLE SENIORS

FEATURE INTERVIEWS: Silver Alert(9:18) Aug 07: Alberta was the first province in Canada to launch the Amber Alertsystem in 2002. A seniors advocate says it’s now time to launch a similarSilver Alert program to help when seniors go missing.She says it’s onlyone example of what more is needed to help Alberta’s aging population.

LONG TERM CARE FEES TO RISE BY 7%

Residents’ fees will be be increased 7% on Nov. 1, 2008.The increase is expected to provide operators with another $17 million. The fees cover room and board, nursing care (health care) is paid for by the Federal government.

DEPUTY MINISTERS SALARY INCREASED 61% SINCE 2005

Alberta's top civil servants have been handed an extra 5% paypay raise after a 4.8% bump in April bringing their annual salaryto $253, 668.00. Raises for Deputy Ministers come on theheels of hefty pay raises for MLA's, raises, approved behind locked doors.