Towle said Wildrose committed to putting seniors first

We all owe our seniors a great deal of gratitude for their magnificent work, said Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle.

  • Jun. 11, 2012 11:00 a.m.

We all owe our seniors a great deal of gratitude for their magnificent work, said Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle.

As the Wildrose party’s seniors critic, she issued a province-wide statement Monday, on the occasion of Seniors’ Week, June 4-10, expressing thanks to the seniors and promising to work for them.

“Seniors have played a pivotal role in helping build and shape our province to be the wonderful place it is today. We all owe a great deal of gratitude for all the magnificent work seniors continue to pour into our communities, whether it be their volunteer work, personal giving or valuable wisdom they contribute with each and every one of us,” her statement said.

“We, at the Wildrose, are committed to putting seniors first and advocating on issues that matter most to them. That’s why now is an important time for Albertans to be made aware of the issues many seniors are facing in our province.

“There remain hundreds of seniors who continue to wait in hospitals for long term nursing beds or specialized procedures and many others who face the challenges of staying in their homes with the rising cost of prescription drugs and power bills.

“Our seniors deserve better and I encourage all Albertans to reflect on these important issues as they celebrate our seniors so we can work towards solutions that continue to put our seniors first.”

by Steve Dills – Sylvan Lake News