Is­landers asked to con­trib­ute to new se­niors well­ness strat­egy

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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

Bryan­ton.

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.

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