Seniors' care in crisis: COVID-19 & beyond

Join us on May 7 at 6:00 pm for an webinar presentation on seniors' care!

In this webinar, Friends of Medicare and guests will be discussing the state of seniors' care in Alberta and across Canada with panelists Pat Armstrong, Andrew Longhurst, and Carol Wodak. Join us for an online conversation as we reevaluate Alberta's continuing care strategy in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and reimagine solutions for moving forward towards more equitable care for seniors. 

Registration is required to join us online or by phone. This event is free and open to the public -- please share widely!

** More spots now available thanks to United Nurses of Alberta! To reserve your spot, click the ticket link below!

is a long-time researcher and advocate in eldercare in Alberta. She came to this activity for intensely personal reasons: her mother experienced almost the full range of continuing care options after suffering a series of strokes from 1995 to 2006, and Carol believes very strongly that the system failed her mother. In addition to individual work, Carol is a founding member of Citizen Watch, an active member and Vice-Chair of the Seniors’ Action and Liaison Team (SALT), sits on the board of Public Interest Alberta (PIA), and is a member of several other community advocacy groups.
 is a research associate with the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA–BC), a policy researcher with the Health Sciences Association of BC, and served as senior advisor to the BC Ministry of Health’s Primary and Community Care Research Initiative. He has authored numerous publications on seniors’ care, surgical wait times, primary care, and privatization, and a just-released study on assisted living privatization and the financialization of seniors’ care, Assisted Living in British Columbia: Trends in Access, Affordability and Ownership. He holds an MA from Simon Fraser University where he is currently a PhD student, researching health care reform in Canada and internationally.
is a Canadian sociologist and Distinguished Research Professor at York University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has served as a Chair for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Health Services and Nursing Research and the Department of Sociology at York University. She is also a board member of the Canadian Health Coalition and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, she is Principal Investigator on "Reimagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices" and on the CIHR funded "Healthy Aging in Residential Places."


May 07, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm