Islanders asked to contribute to new seniors wellness strategy
Olive Bryanton wants to help P.E.I. craft a strategy for meeting the health needs of senior Islanders.
A senior herself, Bryanton is a member of a public advisory network that will share its knowledge and experiences with the Island’s health-care system to complete a Seniors Health and Wellness Strategy.
The aim is both to improve care for seniors today and meet the needs of Island seniors in the future.
“Inviting seniors and nearseniors to participate in the development of this health and wellness strategy recognizes and builds upon their experience and
The advisory network will give a voice to Island seniors, near-seniors and informal caregivers in the development of the strategy. Health-care workers, health administrators, researchers, policy makers and physicians are among the team capabilities,” said that will develop the strategy with the help of the public advisory network.
The strategy will identify a set of short-term (three to five years) and long-term (five to 10 years) goals and strategies that will aid the work of government and non-governmental organizations in developing services and supports for Island seniors.
The strategy is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018. To get involved, Islanders can apply throughout August at any Access P.E.I. locations, or online at www.princeedwardisland.ca/ en/information/health-andwellness/seniors-health-andwellness-strategy.