Seniors’ concerns to be more efficiently addressed in 2020

Seniors and their families will have just one number to call to get all the information they need very soon.

Starting January 2, 2020, the Office of the Seniors Advocate will combine with the Office of the Health Advocates to take seniors’ concerns more efficiently. This relates to Information, advocacy and referrals regarding Alberta government services.

This change comes with the completion of Seniors Advocate Dr. Sheree Kwong See’s secondment from the University of Alberta and the expiration of her appointment as Seniors Advocate on December 31, 2019.

“Our government values seniors and we’re putting a high priority on increasing access to continuing care and other services they need. The Health Advocates serve all Albertans, and this change aligns with other health services for seniors, from prescription drug benefits to Protection of Persons in Care,” said Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health.

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing thanked Dr. Sheree Kwong See for her service to seniors and their families and wishes her well as we returns to teaching and her academic career. Adding that the decision to combine offices is a thoughtful and prudent decision that will help seniors and those supporting them access services easily in one place.

The Alberta Health Advocates can be reached at 780-422-1812 or online at albertahealthadvocates.ca.

General inquiries about all government services can be made to Alberta Supports at 1-877-644-9992 or at any Alberta Supports office.

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