Residents are being encouraged to take the contributions of older adults in their communities into consideration as Seniors Month is celebrated in the province this month.
Health and Community Services Minister Paul Davis acknowledged, âDuring Seniors Month, it is important that we take the time to thank and recognize the hard work, dedication and contributions of our parents and grandparents. They have laid the foundation for a bright and prosperous future in Newfoundland and Labrador.
âIt is incumbent upon us to ensure that we provide the opportunities and resources to ensure that older adults can continue to contribute to this province.â
Davis said the provincial government has made a commitment to ensure that older adults receive support and service to help with their daily living activities.
âInvesting in home support programs, funding for seniors organizations and community groups, providing affordable prescription drugs, recognition programs and age-friendly transportation options are investments in independence and allow older adults to continue to enrich the lives of their families and our communities,â he said.
More information on programs and services available to seniors, including legal, financial and health information, can be found online at âwww.health.gov.nl.ca/health/seniorsâ.