(Moncton)The Coalition for Seniors will hold its board
meeting today at Peoples Park Tower, 960 St George Blvd starting at 10:00 a.m.
(Media are welcome for photo opt and interviews)
The Executive Director for the
Coalition, Cecile Cassista says after celebrating 10 years of achievement other
seniors groups recognizes the importance of working together.
It will be a significant day for the group as
three new member groups join to delivery their message on senior policies to
the newly elected government. The New Brunswick Seniors Citizen Federation,
Riverview Veterans & Armed Forces Association and CN Pensioners have
appointed representatives to the Coalition board.
On the agenda the board will also discuss
as to whether to collaborate with the New Brunswick Home Care Association that
has expressed an interest to work on common issues relative to seniors.
Cassista,states in additionto the achievementsbeing unveiled at the June meetingthe Board will discuss its affirmation on, “ Seniors Issues
Matter “Aging in place “.
The Coalition will be seeking a
meeting with government officials to deal with policies that need addressing. Growing
the Coalition in numbers is important to get its message across that seniors
polices need to improve and be protected says Cassista.
Seniors and Veterans cannot be forgotten by
For more information: Contact: Cecile Cassista, 506 860 7682 or Cell.850 5655
RCMP are warning the public about a case of fraud that appears to be aimed at
Friday, the police received three similar fraud complaints targeting elderly
people over the telephone. In one case, a victim was defrauded of more than
$5,000 and two other victims were targeted but did not provide money to the
of the cases, the victim received a phone call claiming that a family member
had been in an accident. The other calls were similar,” says Const. Damien
Thériault. “The caller said the family member needed money urgently because the
accident wasn’t covered by insurance. The victim was asked to go buy a pre-paid
Visa card and give the caller the card number and CSV code.”
are warning people, especially seniors, to check the facts before sending money
anywhere, no matter how urgent the situation may seem. A call to another family
member can confirm or disprove the information.
Healthy and happy seniors living and aging in respect and dignity.
Quality life for seniors living in residential facilities or at home.
The Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights is comprised of groups and individuals who come together to endorse and promote shared principles.
It is a non-partisan, non-sectarian umbrella organization whose purpose is to lobby in order to achieve and maintain affordable and accessible programs that enhance the quality of life for seniors and their families.
Established in February of 2004, the Coalition is a broadly-based, in-incorporated organization of groups and individuals.
It has over 50 member groups that include seniors, retirees, labor, women's groups, church groups, legions, researchers and organizations committed to social justice. In turn, these represent over 100,000 members.
Any group supporting the Coalition's mission is welcome to join. Our activities are led by an 18 member Board to which member organizations appoint or elect representatives. It strives for cooperative decision-making and consensus.
All member organizations receive regular mailings and invitations to attend meetings and participate in group activities.
The Coalition has no on going funding or staff, although it gratefully acknowledges the generous support of its member group.
It relies on volunteer labor, fund-raising and contributions from members and supporters.