Seniors unhappy with new location of a continuing care facility
A seniors advocacy group is hoping the province will revisit its decision to move a long-term care centre.
In a letter addressed to Premier Alison Redford, the local branch of the Canadian Association of Retired People, says they find it disturbing that a change occurred without consulting seniors.
Secretary Treasurer Gary Exner says moving the facility from downtown to Parsons Creek, will split seniors up.
"I think people want it downtown, this is where many of these people have retired, there in the different lodges and manors, they've got the seniors centre in town here, there's the legion which is made up of a lot of centre's, this is all in this one downtown community so by going to Parsons Creek its definitely irritated many many of the seniors,"
CARP is also worried about adequate access to 24-hour health care, questioning the the completion date of a health centre in Parsons Creek.