Sunday, July 9, 2017

Joe Wasala Ellen Langille All I can say is I stand by my comments that some need help, many need a bit of help and most are fine. The sky is not falling...petition the government for a trustee of their assets if the situation is as dire as you say, otherwise it's a family issue. As far as rude and insensitive well....the Left again has turned any opposing view of theirs as being rude and insensitive. My tone and choice of words convey my disgust of being blamed for all of Alberta's ills and that money/taxes will solve the problem. It has gotten to the point with my assets that "Charity begins at Home" and follow the Golden Rule " Those who have the Gold, Makes the Rules"

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Joe Wasala Seniors of today have lived through the greatest economic expansion & prosperity this province has ever seen. Many could have saved, invested or lived more frugally with their money. Although some have fallen on hard times for a variety of reasons and need help, the majority just pissed it away and are now looking to the government for handouts. I would expect majority of seniors of today need some help because of inflation and technology, but the sky should not be falling on them. Add that today's NDP and all but Ralph's reign, also did not live frugally and pissed savings away.
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June 23 at 4:11pmEdited
Connie Louise Buck That is YOUR opinion & a misguided one at that ! Sorry for your unhappiness ! đŸ˜„
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June 25 at 2:40pm
Heike Unser Live in my shoes for 1 month and you will see that I have nothing to "piss" away.
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June 25 at 11:46pm
Joe Wasala Connie Louise Buck Doing quite well thank you!!!🏝️
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June 26 at 9:02amEdited
Jane Olsen Assisted living without gov't subsidy costs $8000 to $10,000 a month. The subsidy wait-list is long because it rightfully needs to be triaged. You go where the available spots are. If you were able to work hard and live frugally enough to afford those ...See More
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June 26 at 1:11pmEdited
Heike Unser Connie Louise Buck I believe your comment was to address Joe Wasalas post. Some people will never understand how some of their neighbours live. They don't want to. It would make them feel guilty that they do nothing to help other people. They feel entitled because they have worked hard. Well so have we. I still manage to support the food bank, the Salvation Army and occasionally people on the street. I would love to know who he supports besides himself. No matter what I have encountered I am still very blessed. I would never want to be the type of person who he is.
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June 26 at 5:04pm
Heike Unser Jane Olsen Thank you for your response. I know that there are more people that care for others then those nay Sayers. I'm sure this person has no feelings outside of himself which I actually feel sorry for. He will never have that wonderful feeling of serving others.
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June 26 at 5:08pm
Peggy Beres Well Joe, when you end up in long term care you will find that whether you are well heeled and pay your way, or are subsidized will make no difference in the level of care you are given! Don't wish you misfortune in health, but it sure would give you a dose of reality!
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June 27 at 7:03pm
Julie Ali Peggy Beres I am sure he will find out the true situation when he enters the continuing care system as we did. I am afraid the public just has no idea.
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June 29 at 9:00am
Peggy Beres No they don't Julie. They need to try walking in our shoes for a week. Until then they shouldn't judge.
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June 29 at 9:08am
Ellen Langille Well, Joe... I know this is a week after your rude and insensitive comment but the truth is... a lot of seniors have the money, and had planned to be in a luxurious retirement, and lots haven't. When there is no family/advocate for the senior anything can happen. I have a client (several) who are millionaires and are in the crappiest of homes because they have no choice. No one to assist them when they have dementia, hospitals who release persons to hell holes with no thought. Family members who are just waiting for the $$ after they die... the list in endless. And you really need to spend a great deal of time studying the plights of families and seniors as they age. Walk a mile in their shoes... that is, if they aren't missing and being worn by another resident!
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July 4 at 9:16am
Joe Wasala Ellen Langille All I can say is I stand by my comments that some need help, many need a bit of help and most are fine. The sky is not falling...petition the government for a trustee of their assets if the situation is as dire as you say, otherwise it's a family issue. As far as rude and insensitive well....the Left again has turned any opposing view of theirs as being rude and insensitive. My tone and choice of words convey my disgust of being blamed for all of Alberta's ills and that money/taxes will solve the problem. It has gotten to the point with my assets that "Charity begins at Home" and follow the Golden Rule " Those who have the Gold, Makes the Rules"
Julie Ali Ellen Langille Ruth Adria of Elder Advocates of Alberta has documented the failures under the PCs that continue to this day under the NDP. No one is interested in seniors except their families. In addition some family members are guilty of Power of Attorney Abuses that result in the seniors losing control of their money. The problems you indicate are real. I feel that unless citizens activate to speak and work for change we won't see change with any political party. All the political parties have abdicated their responsibilities to seniors and the handicapped. In my handicapped sister's case she was treated as valueless by the system; repeated Do Not Resuscitate orders were put on her file by the doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. Why? She could not defend herself that is why.
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July 6 at 4:46pm
Michael Taylor Joe are you aware that most of these care facilities don't charge a flat rate so for those that have lived frugally or invested actually get charged more?!?!? It's a very frequent practice especially in privatized facilities that are only there to steal a profit from our elderly until they have nothing left. The NDP are trying to invest more in public health facilities which is greatly needed with our aging and increasingly longer lived population so that quality care is available to all. That's a worthwhile investment if you ask me as none of us are getting any younger. Food for thought before you need those facilities and services.
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July 6 at 9:19pm
Ken McArthur Seniors are still the most affluent demographic in Canada. We are still talking about a demographic that "saved" their money. We are only a few years away from those that did not save or relied too heavily on their home asset to get them through. I have seen many seniors sell their home, give hundreds of thousands to their kids, then go looking for subsidized housing. The province needs to stop subsidizing wealthy seniors, put the money in medical facilities and let the marketplace create more positive active lifestyle accommodation that will draw them from their sedentary home & live productive social lives.
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July 6 at 9:51pm
Mike King Ralph's reign was a shitshow.
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July 6 at 10:44pm
Connie Louise Buck Heike Unser very much to him & I hear you ! đŸ‘đŸ»
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Julie Ali Joe Wasala I don't think anyone is blaming you for the problems in the continuing care system. Nor do I think all seniors are having problems. But certainly the folks who are in the continuing care system do have some problems with reference to care and staffing. I would imagine you are doing fine which is great but there are some with problems and we should help them out as much as we can. I guess I don't want my taxes to go up but if the GOA is able to spend $235 million for the orphan well program of the oil and gas industry as a "loan" with no interest charges due to the use of $30 million of our tax dollars from the federal government being applied to this "loan" I would respectfully suggest that there is tax money available to assist seniors and handicapped folks in need. I don't think it should be a case of your particular unknown --- Golden Rule " Those who have the Gold, Makes the Rules". It may be indeed true that the elite control the democracy by why should we accept it?
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