Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

November 10, 2009 10:14 ET

Media Advisory: Better Care For Our Seniors-Theme of St. John's Forum

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2009) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees is spearheading a national campaign to raise awareness about the state of residential, long-term care across Canada.

They'll be stopping in St. John's on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel on Kenmount Road.

The featured speaker is Toby Edelman, a leading expert on long term care. The forum is open to the public and participants will also hear more about CUPE's vision for better seniors' care.

Ms. Edelman has been representing older people in long-term care facilities in the U.S. since 1977. As a Senior Policy Attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, she provides training, research, policy analysis, consultation and litigation support relating to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: Attached you will find a bio and high resolution picture of Toby Edelman.)

Contact Information

    Wayne Lucas
    727-2509 (Cell)
    CUPE Communications Representative
    John McCracken
    902-455-4180 (o)