The Health of our Seniors

The provincial government announced its new action plan to improve the health of seniors today.

The ‘Healthy Living Framework’ lays out the government’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.

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Polak says the 23-million dollar framework was developed with support from 13-ministries over the course of a year.