Seniors' AGM to salute first responders

By Geoff Lee

June 7, 2018 9:50 AM

Lloydminster Concerned Citizens for Seniors Care Society expects a full house of seniors at its upcoming AGM on June 13 at the Legacy Centre. This year the group will start by honouring first responders. FILE PHOTO

Honouring first responders is the theme of the upcoming annual general meeting of the Lloydminster Concerned Citizens for Senior Care Society.
The AGM will be held at the Legacy Centre on June 13 starting at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Lloydminster Mayor Gerald Aalbers to Hillmond and Marshall first responders and Lloydminster bylaw officers.
Seniors Care Society chair Graham Brown says the theme and the gesture are in keeping with organization’s watch dog role on seniors health care.
“We came up with the idea of wanting to honour first responders because of the great work they do in our community,” said Brown, including those in Hillmond and Marshall.
“In these areas these are people that we depend on all the time and whenever we’re in trouble they run to danger while we’re trying to run away from danger.”
Brown said the idea started with the seniors’ work this past year to ensure advanced life support care is provided adequately in the Border City delivered by WPD Ambulance.
“It grew into why not honour all first responders because they all are in the same boat as far as groups of people that we depend on,” he said.
The AGM will also report on the status of seniors’ efforts to lobby Alberta’s Minister of Health to replace the south and central wings of the Dr. Cooke Extended Care facility.
Demolition costs have been funded in this year’s Alberta capital budget.
The two wings are scheduled to be demolished soon along with some renovations inside the facility to make a palliative care room for families.
“I understand they (Alberta Health) want to finalized the renovations first then tear the south and central wings down and then we can get working on what should be a replacement building,” said Brown.

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