Engagement Questions Summary
“If we make life good for older adults in Manitoba, life will be good for all Manitobans”
1. SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT / PARTICIPATION
Facts: Social Participation is a determinant of health.
Question: How will you government recognize the need for social participant by older adults and support increased funding to Senior Centres?
2. AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Facts: Seniors want to remain in their homes and communities
Question: How will you support and fund an affordable housing strategy that will ensure available, clean and comfortable dwellings for Manitoba’s elderly population?
3. RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY
Facts: Poverty among Canadian seniors is increasing.
Question: How will you continue to work toward the elimination of poverty amount Manitoba seniors?
Question: Will you support the improvement of CPP, which is a universal Defined Benefit Pension Plan?
Question: Will you support the Defined Benefit Pension Plan to the individual and to future tax payers?
4. HEALTH CARE – Hearing, Vision and Oral Health
Facts: Quality of life is affected by our hearing, our vision and our oral health.
Question: How will you commit to addressing the cost of oral health services, vision care and hearing aids for all Manitoban?
5. COST OF AMBULANCE SERVICE
Manitoba has the highest rates in Canada starting at more the $500 per trip and increasing exponentially from there, depending on the amount of service required.
Question: Will you commit to addressing the punitive cost of ambulance transportation for people who have little or no choice in its use?
6. SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS
Facts: CARP continues to advocate for financial support for informal caregivers, workplace leave protection, and respite care for heavy care providers.
7. DEMENTIA CARE
Facts: Dementia robs people of all of the essential traits of human life.
Question: What are your long range plans for addressing the ever increasing concerns about dementia?
Question: What position will your government be taking on National Pharmacare?
Question: Would you provincial government adhere to national standards for wait times, home care, prescription drugs and team based primary health care?
Facts: Lack of transportation increases isolation.
Question: I am sure you are aware of the magnitude of the transportation issues facing Senior Manitobans. How will you address this issue if elected?
10. HEALTHY AGING, QUALITY OF LIFE
Facts: Only 1 in 5 older adults are active.
Question: How will your government commit to an all department approach that promotes and supports healthy aging in which Older Manitobans are confirmed as an integral part of our culture?
Question: How will your government commit to providing affordable opportunities for older adults to engage in regular physical activities that contribute to their functional ability for daily living?
Question: How will your government commit to the health and well-being of all Manitobans across their lifespan?
In Collaboration with:
MASC – Manitoba Association of Senior Centres
RTAM – Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba
TONS – Transportation Options Network for Seniors
ALCOA – Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba
CARP – Canadian Association of Retired Persons (Winnipeg-West)
FAFM – La Fédération des ainés franco-manitobains
LTCAM – Long Term & Continuing Care in Manitoba
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