In February, members of Public Interest Alberta's Seniors Task Force presented to the Government Caucus Social Policy Committee on seniors issues in the province. They discussed the history of seniors' care, what policies the Seniors Task Force wants this government to pursue, how to implement these policies, and addressing Alberta's fiscal challenges.
The Seniors Task Force of Public Interest Alberta was formed in 2005 and has grown to include representatives of the following 18 organizations:
- Alberta Council on Aging
- Alberta College of Social Workers Retirees
- Alberta Retired Teachers Association
- Alberta Union of Public Employees
- Canadian Association of Retired Persons (Edmonton and Calgary Chapters)
- Central Alberta Council on Aging (Red Deer)
- Concerned Citizens for Seniors Care (Lloydminster)
- Friends of Medicare
- Health Sciences Association of Alberta
- National Association of Federal Retirees (Alberta Chapter)
- Retired Plumbers and Pipefitters
- Senior Citizen Health Council
- Seniors Action and liaison Team (Edmonton)
- Seniors I Care (Hinton)
- Seniors United Now
- Social workers for Social Justice (Calgary)
- United Nurses of Alberta
- Whitemud Citizens for Public Health Care (Edmonton).
While these organizations have many diverse interests, the come together because of a common interest in high quality seniors care.