Richard Gotfried 高 飛
MLA, Calgary-Fish Creek
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It’s hard to believe that 2019 is behind us and a new decade ahead. For many, 2019 saw hardship but also amazing resiliency. Small acts of kindness in the community speaks to what matters most, giving of ourselves. With a new year let’s renew our faith in a brighter future.
I am pleased to inform you of a few current initiatives. Friends of Fish Creek is an amazing steward of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Over the last few months, Alberta Parks and Friends of Fish Creek have been exploring ways to expand Friend’s scope of practice within the Park. We can still expect high quality of services, but extended Visitor Centre hours is one option that is being considered to better serve park patrons. We are also working hard with local champions of history on a long-term lease renewal for the Bow Valley Ranche.
In opposition, I served as Seniors and Housing Critic and recently Minister of Health, Hon. Shandro, asked me to Chair an innovative review of Continuing Care. Our Seniors will soon represent almost 25% of our population, and we want them to live longer, healthier and more active lives. New models around the world are challenging what it means to be an “active ager” and I welcome all input on how to serve an aging population.
Finally, we recently hosted representatives from South Calgary Primary Care Network to present on their AHS supported community health services. The presentation reminded me the need social connections in our lives. Studies show that meaningful relationships are the biggest social determinant of overall health. In an effort to strengthen “abundant communities” in #yycfishcreek, my office will be supporting old fashion block parties for each #yycfishcreek community this summer. Please reach out to our office and/or your community association for details on what will be known as our “Fish Creek Summer of Friendship Tour”!
Don’t forget to sign up to receive our e-newsletters, information on coming MLA Café’s, or other Fish Creek Constituency initiatives by calling or emailing my office. Happy New Year to all!