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CF quoted on hospital fines

Board Director Shelley Birenbaum quoted by CBC Windsor regarding hospital fines. “Shelley Birenbaum, the director at Concerned Friends, said that older people are a group that are constantly being placed last in line. “I have great sympathy for the hospitals but this is not the problem …

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Add Your Voice To Ours!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our year-end donor campaign! The Add Your Voice to Ours Campaign is our annual fundraising initiative that supports Concerned Friends’ efforts in wayfinding, outreach, and, education and advocacy. One-time and monthly donors will be contributing directly to further our …

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Our first ever Long Term Care Awareness Day!

We are thrilled to announce that Concerned Friends has established a Long Term Care Awareness Day on November 22nd and this year marks our inaugural recognition day! We feel strongly that it is so important for more and more people to understand what is at …

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Meet the Board!

We are pleased to announce our new Concerned Friends directors-at-large: Alice Gaudine, Heeba Abdullah, Isabell Berry, Raymond Chong and Tony Nguyen who join with current directors, Shelley Birenbaum and Kathy Knowlton-Krueger. This term’s executive officers include newly elected Board President, Kristle Calisto-Tavares, Vice President, Sharon …

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Our 42nd Annual General Meeting

Last week, we had the immense pleasure of hosting Concerned Friends members at our 42nd Annual General Meeting. This grassroots organization began when a small but mighty group of concerned citizens banded together to find ways to create better outcomes for long-term care residents. Despite …

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Canadian Government Consultation on Ageism

The Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum (the Forum) is conducting an online questionnaire to learn more about ageism in Canada and is asking the public to share their experiences with ageism. The World Health Organization defines ageism as “the stereotypes (how …

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CF quoted re inspections

Concerned Friends volunteer Sheila Elston was recently interviewed and quoted in an article and on radio by the CBC. “If they’re just going in for one incident, that a resident fell and there’s no injury, they’re only looking at documentation, they’re looking at the policy …

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Fall 2022 Newsletter

Our Fall newsletter is out! We will soon have a newsletter signup on our website, but in the meantime, you can check out our latest newsletter HERE!

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CF quoted re Bill 7

Despite vocal opposition from long-term care experts and senior care advisors, including Concerned Friends, the Ontario government has passed Bill 7. A recent article appeared in the Globe and Mail highlighting our position and quoting Shelley Birenbaum, one of our Board members. Shelley Birenbaum, board …

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