We are set to go with our press event on the UN International Day of Older Persons – October 1st at 10:00 a.m. Further to the wealth of ideas presented by STF members, we want this to be a powerful event emphasizing the importance and strength of the seniors’ community throughout Alberta.
It will be an outdoor event that follows the COVID-19 protocols to a “T.” We will maintain social distancing requirements, participants must wear masks and any equipment we use/touch will be sanitized frequently.
Location: Plaza of the Federal Building in downtown Edmonton.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Theme: Seniors Deserve Better
This is a joint event of Friends of Medicare, Public Interest Alberta and all of the seniors’ representatives that are active within these bodies. Our main points will be taking profits out of seniors’ care, regulating and ensuring adequate levels of care, access to quality care across the continuum of needs, and navigating the system of care.
The program will include 5 – 6 speakers representing FOM, PIA, 2 seniors’ organizations and, hopefully, a worker’s voice/story. We will also advise the members of the media who are present that your groups are represented here and willing to speak with them about your work and concerns.