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Wildrose promising extra funding, inflation proofing to aid seniors, disabled

EDMONTON - Alberta's opposition Wildrose party says if it forms government it will keep Red Deer's Michener Centre open and spend an additional $50 million a year on seniors' centres.

Leader Danielle Smith made the announcement this morning on the grounds of the facility for the developmentally disabled.

"These are seniors who have very high needs that cannot be adequately cared for in most other facilities across the province. They do have specialized care here and we think it's important that they maintain seamless care because they have such very high needs."

The social care platform is one in a series as the Wildrose prepares for an election that is slated for 2016 but could come earlier after the governing Tories choose a new leader this fall.

Smith also says if her party was elected, it would also strengthen the income support program for people with disabilities.

"We want to have five-year funding commitments with those who are providing supports for persons with developmental disabilities and we do strongly support making sure that people are integrated in their community as long as they've got that network of support to be able to make sure they get the care that they need."

The Michener Centre is slated to soon close.


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