Ontario has a plan in place to ensure that all seniors can access needed support throughout all stages of their lives. Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, makes sure that seniors can access the care they need when they need it. From staying active and living in their homes to finding the support they need to remain in their homes, this plan works with government services which are provided to the elderly.
Various types of support will be put in place including:
- A website that will offer information for seniors in more than 150 languages. Here you’ll be able to find everything you need to know about recreation programs, tax credits and more, all for seniors.
- A grant program that provides funds to extend age-friendly communities. Seniors are looking for communities which are accessible and that will include them in more activities.
- Investing almost 7 million dollars over three years to prevent and respond to elder abuse. The funds will be put into research, to provide service training and support those seniors who have been abused.
Seniors are living longer than ever and are more active as they age. Many will stay in their own homes and need opportunities where they can learn and also meet others. More support and senior services will be put in place to help seniors remain independent and active in their communities. Over 3 years Ontario will invest 8 million dollars to build 40 Seniors Active Living Centers. These are hubs in the community which provide seniors with educational and support services. They also offer social, recreational and wellness programs.
Ontario will also be investing millions of dollars to support large projects that will benefit seniors in the long term. Community programs will be provided that help seniors stay mentally and physically fit. An offered program will include art therapy. There will also be projects to teach elderly people how to make the best use of technology. Ontario’s action plan for seniors will improve the quality of life for all seniors and also enhance their healthcare. To read the full article on Ontario’s action plan for seniors, click here.