Category Archives: Seniors

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Federal Home Care Dollars Funding Transfer of the Extra Mural Program to Private Management


Fredericton – According to Green Party Leader David Coon, the majority of the $12.4 million New Brunswick has received from the Canada-New Brunswick Home and Community Care Funding Agreement will pay for transferring the Province’s extra mural program from the regional health authorities to the management of Medavie. “The federal home care money could have helped seniors with the daily […]

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An Update from your MLA


Spring is almost within reach! I am sure everyone is looking forward to saying good-bye to this roller coaster of a winter. I have heard plenty from Fredericton seniors about the difficulty in navigating our sidewalks, and from both seniors and students about the interminable long waits for cabs. I passed both concerns on to the mayor during our most […]

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Age Friendly Communities


New Brunswick seniors represent 16% of our population. Over the next 20 years, Statistics Canada forecasts the province’s population will age faster than the rest of Canada. Baby Boomers reaching age 65, youth out-migration, declining birth rates and longer life expectancy are among the factors contributing to this growth. New Brunswick communities and the provincial government must determine how to […]

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech


Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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New Brunswickers don’t want private management of health services


Here are my questions to the premier on privatising the management of our extra mural health services M. Coon : Hier, plus de 100 personnes, principalement des gens âgés, se sont rendus au bureau de circonscription du premier ministre, à Dieppe, pour lui transmettre un message clair : Le Programme extra-mural n’est pas à vendre. Des groupes de personnes âgées […]

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Towards An Age Friendly Fredericton


As social work students from St. Thomas University, we are conducting a research project on Age Friendly Cities in conjunction with David Coon’s Constituency Office. An Age Friendly City builds community and creates connections to enable every age group to participate in the community, have access to services, and be safe doing both. An Age Friendly Fredericton would allow residents […]

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Alzheimer’s Day a reminder to move forward on dementia strategy


Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick is reminding the government on International Alzheimer’s Day of the urget need for a provincial dementia strategy. In January the Council on Aging released a comprehensive set of recommendations: We are all in this together, designed to better the experience of aging in […]

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