The provincial government announced its new action plan to improve the health of seniors today.
The â€˜Healthy Living Frameworkâ€™ lays out the governmentâ€™s priorities for dealing with an aging population, including four cornerstones of creating age-friendly communities, supporting volunteerism, promoting healthy living, and supporting older workers.
The plan also creates a seniors secretariat, which will lead the implementation of the framework across the government.
After rolling out the new 3 year plan, the minister responsible says our aging population needs more than housing.
Mary Polak (Pole-Ack) says a government promise to create five-thousand longterm care beds is close to being fullfilled, but that isn’t the end of the story.
Polak says the 23-million dollar framework was developed with support from 13-ministries over the course of a year.