Alzheimer Society of P.E.I. hiring 2 more staff to boost in-person services

The Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island is about to have full-time staff working in the eastern and western regions of the Island for the first time. 

Two first link navigator positions are currently being filled and the organization is hoping the workers will be in place and seeing clients next month. 

CEO Corrine Hendricken-Eldershaw told Island Morning’s Laura Chapin in an interview that aired Friday that the new staff will fill a pressing need. 

“Handing out a package to you of information, or directing you to a website, is not enough,” she said.

“Care partners are living with this disease 15 to 20 years at home before [patients] … are placed in a long-term care facility, so we really need that support on the ground, in the community earlier. 

“Because we know research tells us when you receive education and support early, you do well with this journey.”


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The furlough scheme helped the company pay employees when cinemas were forced to close due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the group announced that U.K. and U.S. operations would be temporarily suspended from Friday. The furlough scheme ends in October and from November it will be replaced by a Jobs Support Scheme where employees are required to work at least a third of their former hours. However, with all Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas shuttering, employees are still left in the dark about their financial future in the run up to Christmas.

“I am sorry to say that the new Government Scheme simply does not fit our business at this time and does not

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