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  • More Tools Available for Police to Find Missing Seniors

    RICHMOND HILL - With more than 240,000 Ontario seniors estimated to be living with some form of dementia today, being able to locate seniors in the first 24 hours after they go missing is crucial to saving lives.

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  • Supporting Seniors and their Families through Consultations Across Ontario

    TORONTO - Ontario is committed to helping seniors stay healthy, active and socially connected within their own communities. Many seniors face challenges accessing programs and services that support their safety, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.

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  • Ontario Investing in New Program to Support Seniors' Mental Health

    TORONTO - Seniors want to remain active and live independently in age-friendly communities that are open to their full participation. Yet many seniors face challenges that support their mental health and well-being. With an estimated seventeen to thirty per cent of older adults suffering from mental health disorder, Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by supporting the development of a senior mental health and addictions educational program.

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  • Ontario is Consulting with Seniors and Caregivers on Aging Strong in their Communities

    TORONTO — Seniors want to remain active in age-friendly communities that are open to their full participation. Most want to live independently, at home for as long as they can, working, volunteering, learning, shopping or travelling. Yet many seniors face challenges accessing programs and services that support their safety, mental and physical health, and overall well-being. Ontario's government is working for the people by holding consultations to hear from seniors, caregivers and organizations on how the province can best support its aging population.

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  • Taking Action to Remove Barriers for People with Disabilities

    TORONTO — People with disabilities and seniors deserve to remain engaged in their communities and represent a huge potential employee and customer base. Many buildings in Ontario continue to be a challenge for people with disabilities and seniors. When buildings are not accessible, people are shut out from fully participating in everyday life, businesses fail to reach their full potential, and communities are not as welcoming as they should be.

    Ontario is focusing on what matters most to people with disabilities and seniors by helping to remove barriers in buildings and making communities more accessible.  

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  • Ontario Government is Improving Community Supports for Seniors

    Seniors in Ontario want to remain healthy, active and socially connected within their own communities.For many seniors on a fixed income, it is hard for them to access affordable programs and services. Ontario is protecting what matters most to our seniors by announcing funding for projects that will provide local supports and services for seniors.

    News Release | Seniors and Accessibility

  • Ontario Seniors Receive More Support with Publicly-Funded Dental Care

    TORONTO —Senior citizens in Ontario deserve to be respected and live in dignity. Often obstacles and finances have prohibited some seniors from being able to receive the dental care they require. Ontario is protecting what matters most by providing low-income seniors access to quality dental care through a new publicly-funded dental care program that will begin in late summer 2019.

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