SENIORCENTRIC WEEK ENDING DEC 11, 2021

Scanning the globe for news by, for and about Senior Citizens

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This is built on a very strong foundation that has shown locally a very, very high correlation between COVID-19 occurrence in the community and SARS-CoV-2 levels in the wastewater. COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project expanding as Alberta universities team up to test in more communities.

Dr. Michael Parkins, the project co-lead and associate professor at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary.
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Month of Giving: Kerby Centre keeping food on the table for vulnerable seniors this holiday season

Alberta seniors warn others after CERB disrupts pension payments: ‘I can’t go on like this’

B.C. watchdog reports disturbing hike in abuse and neglect of seniors

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Senior’s cancer surgery cancelled during 4th wave, now given just months to live

‘People all over this province need life-saving care and surgeries and they’re not getting it’

In August, an MRI revealed the cancerous tumour on Anne LeBlanc’s liver had returned. 

On Oct. 5, the 76-year-old was in an Edmonton hospital for surgery. The IV was inserted and she was wheeled on a gurney toward the operating room. 

At the doors to the OR, a nurse ran up to LeBlanc apologizing profusely as she told her the surgery had just been cancelled.

“This of course was due to not having a bed in ICU because at the time all the ICU beds were taken up by COVID patients,” Suzanne Marley, LeBlanc’s daughter, told CBC News Thursday.

Her mother was assured she was a high-priority case and that she would be called to reschedule as soon as a bed was available, Marley said. 

The call never came. 

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