Mar 19, 2013 / 8:01 am
Residents of the Okanagan are invited to meet with Katrine Conroy Saturday, March 23 to discuss the Representative for Seniors Act and issues of importance to Vernon-Monashee seniors.
Katrine Conroy has consulted with community and stakeholder organizations, families and seniors about issues facing seniors in BC, serious issues such as elder abuse, neglect, and poor treatment at residential facilities.
On March 13, Katrine reintroduced the Representative for Seniors Act - the third attempt the NDP have made at introducing such a bill. Previous attempts in 2007 and 2011 were blocked when the Liberal government refused support.
“Over the past months, It’s clear that the need for an independent advocate has never been more critical," says Mark Olsen, Vernon-Monashee NDP Candidate.
"Our Act paves the way for an independent representative who will speak on behalf of individual seniors. I’m so pleased to be able to offer people in Vernon and area the opportunity to speak directly with Ms. Conroy.”
The meeting will take place Saturday, March 23, 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the old Vernon Flower Shop (3011 31st Avenue).
Refreshments will be served.
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