ALL CANDIDATES ONLINE Q&A ON SENIORS’ CARE ISSUES – SAT OCT 17, 3:30-5:30 pm
The SCASCC hosted an online Q&A session with our candidates about issues affecting seniors and seniors’ care on the Sunshine Coast. All three of our local candidates for MLA (Kim Darwin – Green, Nicholas Simons – NDP and Sandra Stoddart-Hansen – Liberal) attended and answered questions detailed questions about seniors’ issues, including private vs nonprofit seniors’ care, community engagement, and support for aging-in-place and caregivers. Thank you to all the candidates for attending.
Read the questions we asked our candidates.
Watch the full recording of the event, below, or read an article in the Coast Reporter summarizing the candidates’ long-term care positions:
SCASCC in the News
Coast Reporter: Seniors care forum echoes 2017 campaign debates over long-term care, by Sean Eckford. “Seniors care was the focus of an Oct. 17 all-candidates forum hosted by the Sunshine Coast Alliance for Seniors’ Care Co-Op, including the debate over private sector involvement, for-profit ownership models and the Trellis project in particular.”
The Tyee: On the Sunshine Coast, an Effort to Reinvent Senior Care by John Richmond and Paula Larrondo. The original announcement of our intention to build a co-op model of long-term care on the Sunshine Coast, providing information on seniors care and COVID-19, the history of the Trellis deal, and what we can do moving forward.
Coast Reporter: Co-op pitched as alternative to Trellis – An interview with John and Paula further outlining our goals and the importance of co-op seniors care.
Lots more news about seniors and co-ops, and our upcoming events, in our Facebook posts. Like and follow us! https://www.facebook.com/sunshinecoastallianceforseniorscarecoop
SCASCC Meeting Minutes
Check here for answers to your questions about us and our work.
- May 26, 2020
- June 9, 2020
- July 5, 2020 including Why Co-Ops? Presentation by Vanessa Hammond.
- July 21, 2020
- Next meeting TBD. Please email [email protected] for more information and an invitation to meetings and events.