Ontario plans to spend $155M on ‘seniors’ strategy’

Ontario is taking action to make sure that all seniors are able to access the support they need at every stage of their life.
The measures packaged together in an initiative dubbed  ‘Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors’ empowers people to make the choices that are right for them when it comes to their care, their independence, and how they access government services – whether that’s finding ways to keep up an active lifestyle or getting the support needed to live at home longer.

The newly-announced $155M “seniors’ strategy”aims at supporting seniors at all stages and includes a one-stop website for seniors to easily access information; more age-friendly communities; better community transportation; supporting seniors living independently in the community and supporting seniors requiring intensive supports.This would include the redevelopment of 30,000 existing long-term care beds in more than 300 homes by 2025 and also help create 5,000 new long-term care beds by 2021-22.

For a synopsis of the Action Plan: Read Press Release