Home Care Ontario | Jun 13, 2016
The theme for Ontario’s 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ Month in Ontario is Seniors Making A Difference.
Home Care Ontario is pleased to honour the knowledge and experience of seniors across the province. Seniors contribute their time and talent, enriching the lives of Ontarians and strengthening their communities. In addition to showing appreciation, Seniors’ Month is a time to reflect on the supports provided to Ontarians over 65 years, as they age.
Ontarians can make a difference for seniors by adopting a proactive enabling approach to aging. Progressive policies that address transportation, social isolation and support for family caregivers will encourage older adults to remain at home and contributing to their communities. It is time to speak openly about preparing for old age and discussing the full range of service options that are available.
As seniors give to their communities so must their communities give to them. This requires integrated and inclusive comprehensive policy decisions that demonstrate a shift from ‘caring for’ to ‘caring about’ seniors. Seniors’ Month reminds all Ontarians to think about making a difference by actively contributing to the creation of an an age friendly society.