Guiding Principles and Beliefs
- Society has a responsibility to ensure the basic needs of seniors are met.
- Seniors have the right to choose where and how they live as long as they don’t pose a risk to others.
- Seniors have the right to feel safe in their homes and communities.
- As seniors age, their needs may change and services can adapt to meet these changing needs.
- Services are accessible, affordable, equitable and comprehensive to address a wide range of needs.
- Seniors access to needed services will not be limited by ability to pay.
- Services will be inclusive and respect diversity: they will be responsive to cultures, varied English language skills, marginalized individuals and persons with disabilities.
- Programs and services will be based on best practices, research and innovation, and will be evaluated for their effectiveness.
- Programs and services will reflect the character of the community.
- Communities will be engaged in supporting seniors.
- Seniors will be actively involved in the implementation of this plan.
9 Key Strategic Areas
- Community Support Services
- Health Services
- Communication and Information
- Social and Recreational Participation
- Respect and Inclusion
- Civic Participation, Volunteerism and Employment
- Outdoor Spaces and Buildings