Seniors Health Program for North Simcoe Muskoka
FACT: Our Seniors Population is Growing
North Simcoe Muskoka (NSM) is home to one of the oldest populations in Ontario and our seniors’ population is growing: In 2011, 16% of NSM population were seniors. The number of seniors is expected to more than double from 75,284 in 2011 to 164,257 in 2031. In order to ensure the best care for our seniors, we need to plan and work together in new ways. We must build on our resources, successes, and our commitment to meet our goals for seniors and the health system.
WHAT’S POSSIBLE? Planning Together
In January 2013 the province launched Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, which included a focus on older Ontarians staying healthy and at home longer. In the fall 2013, the NSM LHIN established the Seniors Strategy Task Group with representatives from across the region. The Task Group is developing a plan for an integrated regional NSM Seniors Health Program that reflects best practice, provincial priorities, and input from our local community.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
To be part of the planning process, join one of the 5 community engagement events happening over the next 2 weeks. Visit of the Calendar of Events on this website to see when an engagement session will be happening in your area.
Or - if you are unable to attend a session in person, take a few minutes and complete the online survey available by clicking the following link:
North Simcoe Muskoka Seniors Health Program - Public Input
The North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN appreciates your assistance with this important initiative.
Community-Based Specialty Clinics
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be hosting webinars for stakeholders and potential applicants interested in submitting an application for cataract Community-Based Specialty Clinics. The webinars will provide a high-level overview of the requirements for Community-Based Specialty Clinics and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
The North Simcoe Muskoka webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 9:30 – 11:30 am.
Individuals and organizations interested in participating in this webinar should register by emailing: email@example.com and indicate the North Simcoe Muskoka session. Registration must be completed no later than March 16, 2014.
For further details, please visit the ministry website at: www.ontario.ca/specialtyclinics.
If your organization is interested in the community based specialty cataracts clinic RFP - information, application forms and process can be accessed by clicking the following link: MOHLTC Specialty Clinic Applications.
For North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN organizations, applications must be submitted to Ligaya Byrch by 5:00pm April 22, 2014 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should there be any questions please contact Tina.Christman at email@example.com or 705-326-7750 X 240.