Seniors’ Action and Liaison Team
AGENDA: for Tuesday, June 26, 2018; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
1. Communal Lunch: Noon, at L’Espresso Café (E. side of Churchill Square, next
to the Winspear); $12.00.
2. Announcements, (round table; please distinguish clearly between discussion
items and announcements!)
3. Emergent items:
a. Seniors Advisory Forum, June 22 (John)
b. New SALT website (update)
c. Pharmacare update (lobbying MPs)
d. Preparing for the next election
e. Speakers at future meetings.
4. Committee and Watching Brief Reports: a. Long term care, (Carol); b.
Water issues (Isobel); c. Environment, other issues (Cecily); d. Finances (Tim,
Robin); e. PIA (Carol); f. Website (Peter); g. College of Physicians & Surgeons
(CPSA) (Verna, Bob), h. CARP (TBD); i. Telephone tree (Edda); j. FOM (Nic)
a. September 27: Friends of Medicare annual fundraiser; more details as
they become available.
b. November 16 – 18 (est.): Parkland Institute’s annual conference
c. April 4 – 5, 2019: PIA’s annual conference
6. Agenda items for next meeting:
a. Election of officers for 2018/2019
7. Next meeting: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:00 pm
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