CALGARY – Members of the Carmangay community, supporters and guests will hold a rally in front of Premier Alison Redford’s constituency office, Tuesday Aug. 14, in an effort save Carmangay’s Little Bow Continuing Care Centre from closure.
Media are encouraged to attend.
The rally at Premier Redford’s office, #6, 22 Richard Way SW in Calgary will run from noon – 1 p.m.
A bus from Carmangay will leave from Carmangay School, 222 Whyte St, at 9:30 a.m.
On July 10, Alberta Health Services announced the closure of Little Bow Continuing Care Centre. AHS claims the building, built in 1958, is too old and not worth the cost of upgrades. However, in March 2012, the building passed a full facility inspection.
AHS plans to close the public facility as early as the end of September.
The facility is home to almost 20 seniors, some in their 90s, with dementia and other cognitive ailments. Moving them could be detrimental to their health. It’s also the community’s largest employer. The closure will affect 11 per cent of the town’s workforce.
AUPE President Guy Smith will be in attendance and available to speak with media.
For more information:
Tyler Bedford, AUPE Communications: 780-930-3406