Thursday April 9, we called for help for seniors to stay connected - specifically we called for the government to act to accelerate the availability of unused computers for seniors, particularly those in long term care homes . Our press release is below:
WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberals are calling on the Pallister Government to donate unused iPads, phones and computers to seniors in isolation so they can communicate with loved ones.
The Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM) put out a call for donations today saying, "with unprecedented visitor restrictions in place to keep our seniors safe, LTCAM hopes you will donate devices such as IPads, or Tablets - anything that can be used to reach out to family and friends through real-time video chats."
Manitoba Liberals say the Legislature has many iPads, devices and computers that have been used by MLAs that should be donated to the cause.
"We hope the Pallister Government will free up these devices to seniors so they can stay in touch with their loved ones in isolation - especially as we mark Easter and Passover this weekend," said Dougald Lamont, MLA for St Boniface and Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party.
Individuals and organizations can also support the program by donating devices, or cash through LTCAM's website www.roadtocare.ca