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New Improvements Being Made to Seniors Programs

Minister Responsible for Seniors, Julie Green, released the NWT Seniors’ Strategic Framework today. The Strategic Framework provides a foundation for improving programs, services, and initiatives for seniors to better meet their needs.

The development of the NWT Seniors’ Strategic Framework involved a comprehensive process, including a literature review, analysis of statistical data and engagement with seniors, their caregivers and families, non-government organizations, as well as community and Indigenous Governments.

The Strategic Framework outlines twenty key areas of focus, organized into four intersecting pillars: built environment, healthy aging, safety, and information and communication. Advancing these areas will be instrumental in ensuring seniors can age in place with dignity.

To effectively implement the Strategic Framework, it is important to foster coordination and collaboration across governments, with communities and seniors groups. This collective effort will be pivotal in advancing the GNWT’s commitment to the well-being and quality of life for seniors in the NWT.

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