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Concerned about access to seniors under COVID-19? Ask the parties directly at this Zoom electoral event

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October 15, 2020 - 7:30 PM

With COVID-19 casting a nasty light on the state of long term care homes and the health of seniors in general, a Zoom session with former Health Minister Adrian Dix and Health Critic Norm Letnick will focus on seniors issues.

“What’s your party’s plan for ensuring that family members can safely visit their loved ones in long-term care?” is one of the questions the sponsors are suggesting people ask their local candidates and will likely be part of the discussion at the Friday, 11 a.m. session.

It’s being put on by the B.C. Care Providers Association and the Denominational Health Association.

Other questions they suggest include funding for more staff and upgrading of facilities, building more homes and helping seniors age in place.

It’s scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with Care Providers Association Vice-President Mike Klassen as moderator. His association represents private care home operators in B.C. The Denominational Health Association represents faith-based operators of care facilities in B.C.

Dix will be joined on the panel by the Green’s Annemieke Holthuis. Letnick was the Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA and is running for re-election in the riding.

For more information and to register, go here.

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