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The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Alberta committed to protecting at-risk workers

September 19, 2016
AB Gov Announcement

Focused inspections by Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) will ensure that vulnerable workers are safe and treated fairly.

The Government of Alberta is helping protect workers by conducting OHS inspections at workplaces that typically employ at-risk workers. These include hotels, arenas, department stores, restaurants, catering companies and couriers.

“All workers deserve to be treated fairly and work in safe, healthy workplaces. These inspections will help ensure vulnerable workers know their workplace rights and employers know their responsibilities under Alberta’s labour laws.”Christina Gray, Minister of Labour

Vulnerable workers are those who may be at greater risk of having their rights violated and who may lack the ability or resources to understand their rights.

Read more at http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=43421D8EC9A09-0ED1-A351-8E1CA8A7702E3F59

Breaking The Silence Run for Mental Health Awareness

September 12, 2016

On Saturday, September 17, 2016 bring your friends and family and participate in the 2nd annual Breaking The Silence Mental Health  Awareness Run/Walk. 

The event is focused on reducing the stigma associated with mental health and promoting the resources for those in need. 

Details:
Millwood’s Recreation Center (7207-28 Ave NW)
10:00 am – Breakfast and Mental Health Resource Fair
12.00 pm – Walk/Run
1:00 pm – Lunch and Mental Health Resource Fair

Registration for the 5 km run/walk is free and can be done online at www.breakingthesilenceyeg.ca

Everyone receives an event t-shirt, breakfast and lunch. 

There will be many activities for all i.e. face painting, jumpy castles, photo booth

For more information contact event organizers at 780 945 6069 or at breakingthesilenceyeg@gmail.com

Province supports seniors, families with new long-term care and dementia beds

September 12, 2016
AB Gov

Construction is starting on a new facility that will serve Calgary families with triple the number of long-term care and dementia beds than originally planned.

“Last year, we did a thorough review of all proposed Affordable Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) projects, and worked with partners like AgeCare to make changes where they were needed to meet the needs of Albertans. Today, we are seeing those results with more than 256 of this facility’s units being built at a higher level of care than under the former government’s plan, for the same investment.”

Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health

Read the full announcement at http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=43383A3F0533E-9244-70BD-4644092C08E41DB1

More long-term care beds for Edmonton

August 24, 2016
AB Gov

Alberta Health has partnered with Park Place Seniors Living to develop new long-term care spaces in Edmonton.

The new care home will be on the park-like grounds of Villa Marguerite at 9810-165th Street in Edmonton. It will serve Alberta seniors and others who need daily living support plus access to round-the-clock nursing care.

“Opening new spaces for Albertans to receive care is more important than ever, based on our growing seniors population. When the addition is complete, another 99 Albertans will have a place to call home that meets their health needs while treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health

Read more here: http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=4328969F74650-990C-91E3-0437043ED655F256