Media releases | April 29, 2024

Gary Lazowski has been working all his life, most recently as a handyman at bowling alleys in and around St. Albert. He’s still working at age 75, and not by choice — his rent went up 12 per cent last year, and he has medical expenses from a recent heart surgery. He’s also paying off loans he took out to support his children. He had savings, but lost them through several divorces.

“I’d like to retire before I drop dead,” he said, in a booming, frustrated voice, but he keeps running into roadblocks when it comes to getting assistance from the province.

“I tried to ask for help and nobody wants to help. What are us old people supposed to do?” Read more →