But Minister Sherry waffles in Legislature under questioning by Olive Crane
The Standing Committee on Health, Social Development and Seniors made a recommendation that Minister Janice Sherry include seniors in the PEI Disability Support Program.
The DSP provides assistive devices like wheelchairs and hearing aids to non-seniors with disabilities along with comprehensive home care.
Following up on that report Opposition Leader Olive Crane asked the Minister in Question Period if she would commit to including Seniors in the DSP by April 1, 2011.
Minister Sherry waffled in her reply deferring to another government committee comprised of NGO’s and volunteers.
How long will the 8,980 Islanders 65 years of age and older have to wait for relief from the crushing cost of wheelchairs, hearing aids and home support that will keep them living independently?
On December 7th, 2010 during Question Period, Crane asked about Sherry about “a large number of seniors with disabilities in the province. Madam Minister, will eligible seniors be able to access this program in April 1st of this coming year?” (Hansard) Continue reading