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Toronto, Nov 19 Canadian-Media): An overview of a new action plan ‘Aging with Confidence: An Action Plan for Seniors’ was provided by Ontario’s Minister of Seniors Affairs, Dipika Damerla to promote the wellbeing of present as well as the future diverse seniors group and enabling them to lead independent, active, healthy and socially-connected lives, media reports said.
“Seniors have spent a lifetime contributing to their communities and to the economy. It is our collective responsibility to ensure their changing needs are met,” Damerla was quoted by the media to state.
One of the first action plan that gathers information all in one place, about government services, programs and supports for seniors across the province is provided by the website (ontario.ca/AgingWell) which invests in more than 30,000 new long-term care beds in the next decade keeping in mind the changing needs of an aging population.
“Today’s older adults are redefining what it means to be a senior. Our plan is designed to help them participate and achieve as they have always done, able to enjoy the opportunities and meet the challenges of aging,” Damerla was quoted by media to state.
Included in the plan is the new government campaign in the plan provides information about the importance of a power of attorney with access to tools to help seniors choose persons to provide them with personal care and financial decisions on their behalf, if necessary.
The plan includes free high-dose flu vaccine, vital to seniors' health and well-being, starting in the 2018-19 flu season.
The plan also promotes independence, social interaction and combating isolation among the seniors allowing them to enjoy a higher quality of life enabling them to access government services to lead an independent and dignified life while also contributing and participating in the community.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)